Cut out 2 inch by 6-inch strips from various colored construction paper. Have everyone write one thing they are thankful for on the strips. Form the strip into a circle and staple. Make sure the writing is side out! Take the second strip and stick it through the center of the first circle you made then staple. Continue doing this until you have used all your strips.
Cut egg cartons into 4 rows of 3 cups. Glue 2 sections together, back to back, to form the totem pole.
Decorate as desired.
Cut the paper bag so you can flatten it. Cut out the cornucopia cone shape, add a circle to the “open” end. Color it if desired. Cut out pictures of fruit from magazines and glue them onto circle of the horn.
Fold paper or papers in half and staple fold or poke holes and tie them with yarn. Find pictures in magazines of things you are thankful for and glue them into the book.
Stuff the paper bag with newspaper, leaving about 3 inches to fold shut. Try to fold it so both ends look the same and then glue it shut. Cut out feather shapes and glue onto bag. Draw and cut out turkey head and neck; making two tabs where the base of the neck will be. Fold one tab forward and one tab back and attach it to the bag.
Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around can. Draw “indian” designs on it, and tape it onto can. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper about an inch bigger than the lid. Put it over the top and bottom of the can, and use rubber bands to hold it on.
- From the black or brown construction paper, cut two large circles for the body of the turkey (just fold it in half and use a small plate as the pattern). With scraps, cut oblong head that with straight edge along the bottom.
- For beak, cut diamond shape from yellow construction paper.
- For red neck flap, cut narrow squiggly shape from red construction paper.
- For legs, cut
- 0 inch pieces of pipe cleaner. Wrap one piece of pipe cleaner around bottom of another to create “feet”.
- Trim as needed.
- Glue eyes in place on headpiece.
- Glue red neck flap at an angle in mid section of head (remember beak will be placed on top). Fold diamond shaped yellow beak in half.
- Glue lower half of beak on top of red giblet. This allows the top of the beak to be free moving. Set aside head of turkey to dry.
- On one black circle, spread glue over top half of circle. Place feathers in a fanning shape. Put longest feathers at the top so they are seen over the head. Be sure feathers are glued securely.
- Glue two pipe cleaner feet at bottom.
- Glue remaining black circle on top of feathers and feet.
- Glue Head at the top of last black circle (there needs to be some over lap).
- Let dry. You could also place magnet on back or do this with felt instead of construction paper.
- Use the scissors to cut a 2 x 3-1/2 in. paper card for each person you need to make a card for.
- Glue a Bugle chip in the top left corner of each card for a cornucopia.
- Glue three or four little candies spilling out of the horn.
- Use the marker to write the name of each guest on the place cards.
- Roughly paint or color the edges of the plate. If using paint wait until it dries before proceeding.
- Cut a 2 1/2 inch long scrap of construction paper, rounding one end to make head.
- Carefully notch a V-shape on head for a beak, or draw a beak with marker. Cut or draw 2 curves alongside of head for turkey’s wattle.
- Draw eyes. Bend the paper plate in 2 straight lines- one 3 1/2 inches from the top, one 3 1/2 inches from the bottom. This will form the place to put your napkin into.
- Bend head 1/2 inch from straight edge. Secure it to the bottom of the paper plate with tape.
Dip child’s hand in paint, and make a handprint on the paper (make sure the fingers are spread). Draw on a beak and glue on feathers. You can also add beads for eyes.