I don’t know if your family loves crafts but, around our house, they are a weekly thing! My kids absolutely love making and creating and getting messy with paint and markers. I love encouraging the creativity that comes out during our crafting time together. Here are 2 really simple crafts great for this month. I bet you already have all of the items you need!
Turkey handprint/ footprint
This turkey craft is quick and easy. The finished product is super cute too!
Grab your child and get ready for some smiles! I covered one hand at a time with paint. Any colors will work. I had a few Fall colors here at home so I picked those out.
Paint your child’s palm one color and then each finger a different color. Lay their hand down on one side of the paper and gently press down. Repeat that for the other hand.
For the body of the turkey you can either draw it with a marker or use your child’s foot! We went the foot route. I painted the bottom of Rowen’s foot brown, slid the paper under his foot and gently set his foot between the turkey feathers. After that dried, I colored on eyes with a white crayon (white paint would work too) and filled in the pupil with a black marker. I also painted a little beak on with orange paint. These turkeys would make cute little gifts to give to grandparents or even friends!
This second craft is actually a tradition in our house! It’s something my four year old, my husband, and I enjoy doing each day. It’s a Thankful Tree and it’s really simple to throw together.
All you need are some leaves (real or paper), some twigs/sticks, a jar for your tree, a marker, and some tape.
Arrange your twigs and sticks however you would like in your jar. Place the leaves you have collected or have cut out in a small pile or bowl beside your tree and you’re ready!
Every morning we each pick a leaf, write down one thing that we are thankful for, and then tape it to a branch. By Thanksgiving, your tree will be filled with many “thankful leaves”. My four year old absolutely loves doing this and I’m so glad we have made it a tradition at our house!
Have fun crafting!