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Thankful Garland

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This may be one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts of all time, I love that it looks pretty, is easy and it has meaning.

Thankful Garland:

What you need:
*Foam leaves
*Thread
*Sewing needle
*Permanent Marker

What to do:
*Have each person of the family write what they are thankful for on the foam leaves(how many each person writes depends on the number of people in your family and the size of garland you want)
*On one leaf write :”We are Thankful for: then leave 2 leaves blank
*Use your needle and thread to thread the leaves together starting and ending with the blank leaves and putting the I am thankful for leaf right after the first blank leaf,  in a straight line, leaving the thread loose enough for the garland to bend a little(make sure to tie off the ends)
*Hang up

thankful garland

As an added bonus you can then spend time discussing the things you are thankful for and why.

Thanksgiving Magnets and a Door Hanger

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So between starting a business and being allergic to El Paso, which I am pretty much convinced of(I have been sick almost continuously since I have been here) I have been seriously slacking on my blog, and I have also been continuously promising that I will not be anymore, let’s hope this time it will actually happen and my blog will start being updated much more often.

Now since it is almost Thanksgiving I wanted to share a couple more crafts with you.

1st up is our TURKEY HAND MAGNETS

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Foam Paper
-Magnet Strips
-Glue
-Puff Balls(I know they are called something else but for the life of me I can’t think of it and googling puff balls only proved that other people apparently call them puff balls as well)

Here’s what to do:
-Trace your child’s hand print onto foam paper
-Cute it out
-Cut out a gobbler, nose and legs out of foam paper
-Glue puff balls onto the finger tips
-Glue a googly eye onto the thumb
-Glue Legs, gobbler and nose on
-Let Dry
-When it is dry turn over and glue a magnet strip to the back

Turkey magnets

The 2nd thing is a Thanksgiving door hanger

What you need:
-Table cloth
-Paint
-Paint Brushes
-glue
-leaves or any other decorations you may want to include

What to do:
Measure the door and cut the table cloth to preferred size
Lay flat on a table or floor
Let the kids decorate with paint, leaves, or anything else
Hang on your door and enjoy
Thankful door hanger thankful door hanger1 thankful door hanger2

I will be back tomorrow with one more Thanksgiving craft you don’t want to miss, so don’t forget to stop by

Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

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Turkeys

This is a pretty simple craft that is lots of fun and cute to display for thanksgiving

All you need is construction paper, feathers, glue and crayons (we got our feathers at the dollar tree)

  1. Cut 2 circles out of brown(or you could use white) construction paper)
  2. Take a piece of construction paper and glue down some feathers (no exact amount whatever you think looks good
  3. Glue your biggest circle so that the top of the circle is covering the bottom of the feathers
  4. Glue your smaller circle above the bigger one overlapping slightly
  5. cut 2 triangles out of orange construction paper and 2 gobblers out of red and glue on the head to create the face
  6. Draw on your eyes, and your legs

    Now hang your Turkeys on the wall, or fridge and enjoy!