Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with this fun family of turkeys! These turkeys can be used as napkin rings, name cards, or both! It’s an easy project that is customizable and makes any Thanksgiving table setting more fun.

 

Things you will need:

  • A paper towel roll (one roll makes about 6 turkeys)
  • Construction paper (red, yellow, orange and brown)
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A pencil

Step 1: Measure a piece of brown paper to fit around a paper towel roll. I only wanted to make four turkeys so I cut the paper in half and saved some for the turkey faces.

Step 2: Glue the paper to the paper towel roll.

Step 3: While the glue is drying, draw some lines on the toilet paper roll to mark where you’ll cut to make your turkey bodies. Once the glue is dry, carefully cut the paper towel roll into as many sections as you want turkeys.

Step 4: On a piece of brown paper draw a head and neck for each turkey. The shape almost looks like a peanut or the number eight. If you are making multiple turkeys, accordion-fold your paper (like a paper fan) and cut multiple pieces out at once.

Step 5: Repeat step four but with feather shapes. I made enough feathers so that each bird has three. You will also need one triangle for each turkey beak.

Step 6: Add some eyes and a beak to each turkey face. This is where you can have fun and personalize each of the turkeys in the turkey family. Does Great Uncle Mark love to act silly? Add some silly eyes! Does mom wear glasses? Add a pair! Get creative with the eyes and glue on a beak before gluing the piece onto the paper towel roll body.

Step 7: Glue three (or as many as you choose) paper feathers together and then glue them to the back of the paper towel roll body.

Congratulations! You have made a family of turkeys for your Thanksgiving table! How did this project turn out? Did you do something differently? Please share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy Thanksgiving and happy crafting!

Celebrate Halloween with this festive doorknob decoration! This is an easy craft that is perfect for decorating during Halloween and is great for the kids’ room or any room!

Things You Will Need:

  • Craft foam in the Halloween colors of your choice
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • Markers
  • Glue

Step 1: Begin by drawing the outline of a doorknob hanger onto a piece of foam. Once you have the shape you want, cut it out. If you do not have craft foam you can use cardboard, such as a cereal box, covered in paper.

Step 2: Draw some Halloween shapes onto pieces of foam and cut them out. I’ve drawn a ghost, a pumpkin and the word “boo.” Again, if you do not have foam you can use cardboard or other sturdy paper.

Step 3: Once All of the shapes have been cut out, use markers to add details such as a face for the ghost and lines for the pumpkin.

Step 4: Once all of the pieces have been colored and decorated, glue them to the doorknob hanger and let dry.

Congratulations! You have made a festive Halloween doorknob hanger. Hang this fun decoration anywhere you want to show your Halloween spirit. It makes a great addition to any holiday decor. Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!

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