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Hearts, Xs and Os - so many fun shapes at Valentine's Day! We used cardboard from our recycle bin and some paint to make this fun collaborative piece of Valentine artwork!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 1 inch Hole Punch (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Have your little one paint a piece of cardboard. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut out heart shapes and short strips (to glue together to form the letter x) and use hole punch or cut circles for the letter o.

Step 3: Let your little one glue the Valentine cardboard pieces to the piece of painted cardboard.

Step 4: Finish with a little contrasting color paint. (We used red!)

We used a mixture of cardboard with colors already printed on them and painted a few pieces of standard uncolored cardboard. So much fun to see what your little artist will create!

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!