Mom Magazine asked me and my kids to make a Thanksgiving craft for their Fall 2010 issue (page 16) . Off to the craft room we went and came up with Grateful Turkey table toppers. I think it is a great way get the kids involved and let them think about what they are grateful for.
Carter (7) was thankful for his bike, food, and his Nintendo DS. Ellie (3) was grateful for her dogs, her house, and Barbie. Here is what you are going to need to make this project:
- Cut strips of cardstock paper about 1″x3″. have the kids pick three things they are grateful for and write one on each color strip
- Cute narrow diamond shapes out of orange paper; fold in half to make beaks
- Glue google eyes and beak onto pom pom
- Lay pinecones on their sides and insert strips of paper into the bottom ends so you can read what’s written on them (insert a dab of glue if the paper will not stand on their own)
- Glue pom poms onto tops of pinecones, near the pointed tips, so you have turkeys with “feathered” tails.
- You can also trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper, cut it out. Write “I am thankful for….” and create another pinecone turkey and display them all near each other to resemble a family or individually at each place setting at the dinner table.