Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Simple Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kids

Thanks to Parents.com for their Turkey Day craft ideas. To view even more simple crafts, receipes and more visit Parents now!

Napkin Buddy

What you'll need:

Empty cardboard tubes,


colored craft foam,

scalloped-edge scissors,

foam mounting tape,

googly eyes,

Hold the Foam! glue

How to make it: Cut cardboard tubes into 1-inch-wide rings. Cut 5-x-1-1/8-inch pieces of foam; glue one around each ring. To make the turkey's body, cut out one 2-inch circle from craft foam. For the layered "feathers," cut out one 3-inch and one 4-inch circle from foam, then cut both in half. Trim the rounded edges with scalloped scissors. Glue the 4-inch half-circle to the center of the napkin ring; let dry. For dimension, use mounting tape to layer the 3-inch half-circle on top, then the 2-inch circle on top of that. Cut out a turkey head, beak, and wattle from foam. Glue the wattle, beak, and googly eyes to the head; let dry. Then glue the head to the center of the top circle.
Doing little crafts with your children is such a great way to spend quality time together as well as give them something to add to the dinner meal when everyone is running around crazy making the food!