Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Turkey Balloon Decorations
Thanksgiving is around the corner – next week already! We’ll all be busy next Thursday, whether it’s cooking, cleaning, decorating, or watching the game. But what will the kids do when watching the parade on TV gets boring, they’ve already helped set the table, and there are still hours to go until Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey crafts, of course!
These Thanksgiving crafts for kids incorporates one of children’s favorite craft and decorating supplies: balloons. Start with an orange or brown balloon for each child. If the kids in your class or your Thanksgiving morning guests are young, you may want to cut all the shapes they’ll need out of colored paper in advance. If they’re older, they can do this part themselves, which will enable them to make a more personalized variety of turkey crafts. They’ll need a peanut-shaped cutout for the turkey’s neck and head, a small yellow triangle for the beak, and a bunch of colorful feathers for the tail. They can now glue all the pieces on to their balloons and draw on eyes or add wiggle eyes for a silly-looking bird.
Add a piece of ribbon and little ones can walk their pet turkeys on a “leash” or decorate their places with them at the table. Bopping their turkey crafts around on the ribbon will provide them with entertainment for awhile as well, while they’re waiting for the meal to begin. A little bit of peace and quiet – and a few extra minutes to baste the turkey or chat with your guests – is really something to be thankful for!
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