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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Happy November! Hello everyone, it's Chad here from the Male Kindergarten Teacher Blog! What's the one holiday that everyone always looks forward to in November? Thanksgiving, of course! Thanksgiving is a time of being thankful, spending time with friends and family, and turkey, of course! Today I am excited to share with you a quick and easy turkey craft that is perfect for that centerpiece at the dinner table. Let's grab our supplies and gobble, gobble our way into our craft!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

SUPPLIES

Ellison Prestige Pro Machine
Ellison SureCut Die - Leaf, Maple #2 - Large (#23809-LG)
Artificial Pear
Construction Paper or Card Stock - red, yellow, and orange
Glue Dots or liquid glue
Sharpies

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Most everyone has an Ellison die cutting machine and leaf die in their school workroom. Today I am using Ellison's Prestige Pro Machine and a SureCut Leaf Die to cut out the leaf die cuts from construction paper.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Die cut more than one leaf in various colors to overlap and to make your turkey stand out! I chose to use red, yellow, and orange construction paper to match the body of my turkey and really make it stand out. However, you can also use green too.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Arrange your leaves to your liking and glue them together. I used Glue Dots to adhere my leaves together.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Glue your leaf arrangement onto the back of your artificial pear. Can you see it coming together now?

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Have your students cut small triangles out of orange paper for your turkey's beak. Then have them cut out the turkey's wattle from red construction paper. Adhere these to the turkey's body to create the face of your turkey.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids

Use a black Sharpie marker to add two eyes and two black dots on the turkey's beak. Ta Da! Your turkey is finished!

This turkey craft is sure to be a conversation piece at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Gobbling,
Chad

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