Easy Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

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We love this easy, fun craft from Kim who works with us in the Marketing Department.  (We love how she named them after our Wonderbugs. 🙂 ) Not only will these easy Thanksgiving crafts spruce up your dining table, they are a great way for the kids to help the family out during Thanksgiving. These easy Pilgrim and Native American napkin rings double as place holders and can be used for many years to come!

What you’ll need:

  1. Non-toxic marker
  2. Non-toxic glue
  3. Construction paper
  4. Ruler
  5. Scissors (for adult use only)

What to do:

1. Cut a half inch wide strip of construction paper (the length will vary depending on the size of your napkins) and glue the ends together to form a complete circle.

2. Trace the outline of a cup on a piece of construction paper and cut out. This will serve as the head of your Pilgrim or Native American.

3. For the Native American, cut out a strip of construction paper for the headband. Cut out and glue different color feathers to adorn the headband. Glue this to the top of the head.

4. For the Pilgrim napkin holders, cut out a square and rectangle. Glue the square to edge of the rectangle to make the top hat and adorn with a yellow buckle. For girls, cut out a bonnet. Glue the bonnet or top hat to the head. Cut out a peter pan collar using white construction paper and glue to the chin of the head.

5. Cut out and glue hair using construction paper to match whoever the napkin holder is for. Use yellow paper for blonds or make cute black pigtails for girls!

6. Use the marker to draw on the face and write the individual’s name.

7. Glue the circle from step 1 to the back.

You can also make these napkin rings into turkeys, cornucopia, or any other fall-themed shapes. Looking for other Thanksgiving craft ideas? Let the kids decorate a piece of construction paper for fun, personalized placemats for the whole family!

2 Responses to “Easy Thanksgiving Craft for Kids”

  1. printable worksheets for kids December 31, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    When fun activities for the kids are planned out, the day
    just seems to run smoother and is more relaxing for everyone involved.
    Something else to bring the family together is creating
    a snug home cinema with beanbags, extra pillows, duvets and blankets.
    Pick toys that can be used in a variation of ways, such as basic saucers or slabs.

    Fruits, vegetables, and dolls were the usual items
    that were made from the clay. Give them free rein to decorate about 20 plain cakes with coloured icing, sprinkles and chopped strawberries.


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