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This turkey badge is both festive and fun - the perfect accessory for Thanksgiving gatherings!

Start with:

  • Colored Cardstock
  • Textured Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Safety Pin
  • String
  • Paper Punch (optional)

Create It!

Step 1: From textured cardboard, cut half circle - approximately 5 in. across. (Trace from small bowl or large mug.) This will be the turkey's body. Also, cut approximately 2 in. circle for the turkey's head.

Step 2: From colored cardstock, cut shape of feathers, 3-4 inches tall.

Step 3: Cut fringe along feather shapes on both sides for texture.

Step 4: Glue feathers to cardboard half circle.

Step 5: Cut two white circles for eyes (1 in. hole punch or freehand), two black pupils (single hole punch or freehand), orange triangle for beak and red wattle.

Step 6: Glue eyes, beak and wattle to 2 in. circle to create turkey face.

Step 7: Cut small strip of cardboard. Place approximately 4 inch string underneath and glue cardboard strip on top. Tie string around safety pin.

Step 8: Glue face to body.

Pre-cut the parts and offer as a fun activity for kids (or young at heart) pre or post Thanksgiving dinner!

This paper plate Thanksgiving craft is perfect practice for little hands mastering scissor skills and is a wonderful way to use up bits of scrap paper too!

Start with:

  • Colored Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1:  Cut thin strips of colored cardstock.

Step 2: Glue strips of one color in the shape of a feather and repeat. (If you prefer, draw outline of feather shape on plate for guide.)

Step 3: For turkey's head, draw a triangle with a circle on top. Cut and glue to paper plate.

Step 4: Cut two white circles for turkey eyes and add black circle to each. Cut triangle for beak. Glue to turkey's head.

A simple and colorful craft to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving!

Mother's Day is just around the corner but these colorful pop up cards are perfect for so many occasions - birthdays, thank you or just because! 

Start with:

  • Paper/Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Create it!

Step 1: Using a sheet of scrap paper, cut a half circle the size you wish for your card. This will be your rainbow template.

Step 2: Fold a sheet of paper in half, trace a quarter of the circle template and cut. 

Step 3: Divide and cut the circle template into pieces for each color in your rainbow.

Step 4: Trace the cut template pieces onto colored cardstock/paper and cut out.

Step 5: Open the card and fold the half circle down. The card will close with the half circle folded down.

Step 6: Open the card and glue the colored paper strips to the rainbow.

Step 7: Fold additional sheet of paper/cardstock in half and glue to the back of the original card. Write a message and decorate the outside of the card as you wish.

Fun to make and sure to brighten someone's day!

Robots and upcycled crafts are two of our favorites around here so we combined them for these fun robot marionettes! Robots are so great for using creativity since they can be made from so many loose parts. The recycled items listed below in the materials are just a suggestion - so many objects could be used to create unique robots!

Start with: 

  • Recycled material such as toilet paper tube, small box, etc.
  • 2 frozen treat sticks
  • Cardstock, multiple colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Cover paper tube and box with cardstock and embellish with facial features and robot details.

Step 2: Create arms, legs and neck by folding strips of cardstock. Use two sets for arms, two sets for legs with space between them for gluing together to aid movement.

Step 3: Glue pieces together to form robot body.

Step 4: Punch holes between two pieces that make up arms, between two pieces that make up each leg and one in back of head.

Step 5: Tie strings to holes and attach to two frozen treat sticks.

Fun to make, fun to play with! Makes such a fun family art project too!  Encourage your artists to make a small skit featuring the robot marionette and let their creativity shine!