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Monday, November 24, 2014


Keep the kids busy making table place cards while you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner. This craft is easy enough for even preschoolers. As a matter of fact, it’s a preschool oldie but goodie craft project with a bit of a twist.

Materials (for each place card):
8-1/2” x 11” card stock, pencil, ruler, crayons or colored markers, 5mm wiggle eye (optional), black marker (optional), tacky glue, tape

Draw a line across the long end of the copy paper 1” from bottom edge.
Place hand in center of copy paper with wrist along pencil line. Trace hand.

With marker or dark crayon, write a name across the palm. Color the turkey. Your kids will know exactly how, but for those of you who don’t remember your preschool days, the palm of the hand is the turkey’s body, the thumb is the neck and head, and the four fingers are turkey feathers. Add a yellow triangle for the beak and a red inverted heart for the wattle.

Glue a wiggle eye to the head or draw an eye.

Cut out along pencil lines.

Fold the short ends of the 1” strip to the back of the turkey. Tape the ends together, overlap 1”.


Angela Adams said...

Very handy art project for kids. Thanks.


Thanks, Angela! Maybe you can use this project in school.