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We love to read together! Are you reading Thanksgiving books? If so, be sure to make this fun Thanksgiving turkey bookmark!

Start with:

  • Cardstock in a Variety of Colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Plastic Eyes

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a strip of cardstock for the turkey's body. 

Step 2: Fold the top half of the cardstock strip in half.

Step 3: Cut strips of colored cardstock in a variety of colors.

Step 4: Glue two cardstock strips to the top - one on each side to the top of the strip that will be the turkey's body. 

Step 5: Fold the top of each of the strips into a loop and glue the opposite end to the back of the larger strip.

Step 6: Continue creating loops with additional cardstock strips to create more "feathers."

Step 7: Cut a beak from cardstock and glue it to the turkey's face.

Step 8: Add plastic eyes to the turkey to complete the bookmark.

Crafting and reading, and spending time together - this bookmark is a fun and festive way to lead up to Thanksgiving!

 

We made this yarn and pipe cleaner turkey for Thanksgiving décor! Sharing the full tutorial over at the Red Ted Art blog. Click here to view! 

This activity explores the concept of symmetry and with the bright colorful blocks and familiar rainbow shape, it is the perfect activity to introduce it to preschoolers!

Start with:

  • A large, flat surface
  • A wooden dowel or tape
  • Colorful wooden blocks

Step 1: Divide a space by placing a wooden dowel or a piece of tape in a straight line.

Step 2: With wooden blocks, arrange one half of a rainbow.

Step 3: Scatter the blocks needed to complete the rainbow on the other side of the wooden dowel or tape.

Step 4: Discuss colors and rows of the rainbow and have your preschooler complete the rainbow with the blocks.

 

Halloween looks different for so many this year and because we aren't able to trick or treat, we are creating more craft activities that still add fun to this season. This paper bag ghost is so simple to make and such a fantastic project to make together even with toddler age artists!

Start with:

  • Paper Bag
  • Newspaper
  • Yarn or String
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock

 

Create it!

Step 1: Crumple newspaper into a ball shape and place it inside a paper bag.

Step 2: Cut a piece of yarn or string and tie the bag closed.

Step 3: Paint the paper bag white and allow it to dry.

Step 4: Cut two eyes from cardstock.

Step 5: Glue the eyes to the paper bag.

Step 6: Optional, cut a bow from cardstock and add it to the ghost.

Make these even simpler using a colored paper bag and add treats instead of the newspaper or hang them as a decorative garland!