Today I am SUPER excited to be teaming up with some fantastically fabulous bloggers to share a TON of Thanksgiving inspiration and ideas.
I'm going to share a kids craft, but then at the end of my post there will be a list of the other blogs and their topics so you can hop on over and check them out!
I like to craft with things we have on hand, and love doing projects that allow the kids a lot of creative freedom.
I planned out the basic idea (silly turkey hats) and then got out all the supplies, gave them some guidelines and then let them at it :)
I took Chinet paper plates (my favorite to craft with) and cut them in half. I also cut brown half circles and yellow circles out of construction paper.
Griffin decorated her plate with lots of markers. The boys weren't home when we did this craft, so I'm excited to see the creative liberties they take with it.
She picked out feathers and insisted on gluing them on herself and then I glued on the brown half circle, yellow face circle, beak and the gobbler (I know that's not what it's called... but that's how we always refer to the red hangy thing) ;)
Then I cut two strips of paper and stapled them to either side. I wrapped them around her head to measure and then stapled them together. We also folded some long strips of orange paper to make the turkey legs.
Before I show you the finished product, here was my inspiration... whenever my parents come over to eat we have a big bucket of silly hats that everyone pulls from and we eat looking crazy :) I thought it would be really fun to make silly hats for everyone to wear during Thanksgiving dinner next week!
PS - no one should be surprised that she picked ONLY the pink feathers :)
While Griffin was making hers I made my silly turkey hat as well. I cut out feathers and wrote things that I'm thankful for on them.
Checking out each others hats :)
We look ridiculous, but we look ridiculous together which makes it fun. :)
When the boys got home they LOVED our hats and are itching to make their own. I'll be sure to grab a picture of them them in theirs as well as my parents in theirs (that the boys are going to make) and the whole family during Thanksgiving.
If you make a crazy turkey hat be sure to send me a picture! Happy crafting, friends!!!
Now hop on over and check out a whole plethora of Thanksgiving fun!