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Paper Plate Turkey
Oct 31st, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

I love that the egg carton makes a perfect face for this cool turkey decoration.

You will need a paper plate, an egg carton, 2 buttons, some cardboard, some leaves, food coloring, paint and glue

Paint the bottom of the paper plate and leave to dry.

Cut the end two cups from the egg carton including the central peak. Paint the egg carton face with food coloring.

Glue a button to the bottom of each eye.

Cut feather shapes from the card. Write the things you are thankful for on each one.

Glue the dried leaves to the plate. Glue the face in place on the plate.and glue in place.

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Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for Children
Oct 30th, 2012 by Craftylocks


A range of Thanksgiving paper crafts to keep the children occupied before the celebration and some great decorations for the day.

Paper Bag Turkey Thanksgiving Hat
Make this hat to wear at your thanksgiving day celebration.
Paper Gratitude Garland
Make this garland of gratitude statements or simply things you are thankful for. It makes a great decoration and trying to read every link adds extra interest. Some examples to get you started:

  • for friends I can cry with
  • for my lovely mother
  • for my happy home
  • for my favorite toy
  • for our thanksgiving gathering
thanksgiving-hand-turkey Thanksgiving Hand Print Turkey
Have some fun making these Thanksgiving turkeys with the children.


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Gridded Pattern Name
Oct 26th, 2012 by Craftylocks

I really like this technique – it gives a cool result even if you have no artistic or creative skills!

To make the pattern, draw up a grid on the paper. Then write the word on top, and rub out the grid lines that are inside the word shapes. You can also do it the other way round and write the word first, then do the grid lines. Color in the shapes using two different colors, alternating them as shown.

We did something similar for a Mosaic Fathers Day Card idea

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Paper Bag Turkey Thanksgiving Hat
Oct 22nd, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

I am so thankful for paper bags to use in paper crafts. You can use this technique to make all sorts of hat designs as well as this cute Thanksgiving turkey hat.

You will need a square bottom paper bag and some colored card or paper.

Open the paper bag and cut down the center side fold. Glue the sides down to strengthen the hat.

Cut five circles from the colored card and cut one of them in half to become the wings.

Glue the circles together to form the body of the turkey.

Draw in the eyes and glue on the beak.

Glue the turkey to the bottom of the bag.

Check the size of the hat you need by popping it on the child’s head and make a mark.

Cut feather shapes from the card and staple in place at the top of the bag up to the head size mark.
You may need to cut the bag down if it is too long.

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Collage Name
Oct 14th, 2012 by Craftylocks

It is not just an educational activity, it is fun too! Finding, cutting, assembling and gluing – lots of paper crafty fun for young children who are learning how to spell their name.

Gather together some advertising brochures, and some magazines that you do not mind sacrificing to craft – and hunt out some letters. Try and find a selection of letters and then pick out the best ones to make the name. Glue them onto some bright colored paper and use another color for a border.
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Paper Plate Spider Web
Oct 10th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

Paper plates are so versatile and make the perfect base for the web in this craft.

You will need;
A Paper plate
Silver curling ribbon
Large and small pom pom
Black card

Cut eight slits around the edge of the plate.
Slide the ribbon into one of the slits on the rim of the plate. Anchor the cut end at the back of the plate with glue or sticky tape. Take the long length of ribbon across the plate sliding it into another slit and taking it through to the back. Continue until you have a design you like and is looking like a spider’s web. Stick the loose end at the back of the plate.
Cut some legs from the black card leaving a space in the middle to glue the pom poms. Glue on the pom poms and just like that you have a spider.
Glue the finished spider to the centre of the plate and watch and see how long it takes to catch a fly – we are still waiting for ours too!
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