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Learn how to make interesting Thanksgiving paper crafts using easy to follow methods.

Thanksgiving Paper Crafts

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated by offering Thanksgiving prayers to the Almighty, followed by a lavish Thanksgiving dinner. But, Thanksgiving celebrations are not just restricted to prayers and feasts, but also include a variety of fun-filled activities. Thanksgiving crafts, made not only by children but also the elders, involve a great deal of creativity and imagination. They help people decorate their homes for Thanksgiving Day festivities. Amongst the many, Thanksgiving paper crafts are particularly popular with one and all. This may be due to various reasons, ranging from easy availability of material to being not very costly. Additionally, the ease with which paper can be cut into various shapes and sizes makes paper a popular material for making Thanksgiving crafts. Find some easy and exciting paper crafts to make on Thanksgiving.

Thankful Tree

Materials Needed
  • Construction Paper (orange, red, yellow, brown, and other earth tones)
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or a Glue Stick
Directions
  • Trace your hands on construction paper and cut out the tracings. These will be the leaves.
  • Ask others from the family also to do the same.
  • Write your name and what you are thankful for on each of the handprints. Ask everyone to do the same.
  • Cut out a tree trunk and branches from brown construction paper.
  • Glue or staple the tree trunk on a large piece of construction paper (or onto a bulletin board).
  • Glue or staple the handprint leaves to the tree.
Thankful Wreath of Leaves

Materials Needed
  • Plain White Paper Plate
  • Construction Paper (orange, red, yellow, brown, and other earth tones)
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or a Glue Stick
Directions
  • Cut a half circle from the center of a plain paper plate. This will hold the leaves.
  • Cut out lots of leaves from construction paper. Draw the leaf veins, if you wish.
  • Glue the leaves all around the rim of the paper plate.
  • In the lower center of the wreath, write, “I am thankful for”, and let your child write or draw what he/she is thankful for.
  • Put the child’s name on the wreath or let him/her sign it.
Fingerprint Turkey Craft

Materials Needed
  • Brown Finger Paint
  • Red, Yellow and/or Orange Finger Paint
  • Scrap of Cardboard or Old Margarine Container Lid (something to act as a palette)
  • Black Marker
  • Paper or Card Stock
Directions
  • Squeeze out a drop of brown finger paint onto the margarine container lid.
  • Also, squeeze out some red and yellow/orange finger paints, aside brown paint.
  • Stamp the pad of your index finger into the red paint.
  • Create an arch of fingerprints on a paper or card stock to make the turkey’s tail.
  • Stamp the pad of your index or little finger into yellow/orange paint and make a second arch below the first one.
  • Dip your thumb into brown paint and stamp in the center of the arch to create the turkey’s body.
  • With a marker, create feet, beak, and eyes.