If you need some ideas as to what you can do to make your house look more festive at Thanksgiving, you may want to look on the Internet for some free Thanksgiving crafts ideas. There are all sorts of web sites that have a lot of great free Thanksgiving crafts for you to try when the mood strikes you. Many of these free Thanksgiving crafts are kid-friendly, and you can spend some great quality time with your child as you make memories and keepsakes of a very special time of the year. Here are a few free Thanksgiving crafts to get you started.
This project is easy for even young children and it looks great when it is hung on a window where sun can shine through it. Make stained glass turkeys for your first free Thanksgiving crafts project. You will need brown paint, a paper plate, brown, orange, and red construction paper, tissue paper or cellophane, and glue.
Cut five or six large feathers from the brown construction paper and about one inch from the edge, cut out the inside of the feather. Apply glue around the edge of the feather and then lay on top of the tissue paper or cellophane. Trim around the edges. Paint the paper plate brown and attach the turkey feathers. You can either draw on a face or cut out the face parts from construction paper.
You can get all sorts of free Thanksgiving crafts online when you look around. Here’s another one that we were able to find. While we are big fans of turkey crafts, the holiday is meant to celebrate the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims and the Indians got together for a feast. So, here is another idea for Thanksgiving arts and crafts that you can do to commemorate them. All you need is some paper and some paint for this project.
For the Native American paint the palm of the hand with a med brown paint (or any color you want.) and paint each finger a different color. Press on the paper. The use a paint brush and any color paint to ad the head band just below the feathers. For the Pilgrim paint the palm of the hand light brown and the middle three fingers black. Use a paint brush to add a black line of paint for the hat brim. After the paint is dry, have your child add the facial features. These make great place-mats for Thanksgiving dinner too!
That should get you started, but there are tons and tons of free Thanksgiving crafts that you can find on the Internet when you do a quick Google search. Print them out and have them on hand for when you need some quick craft ideas to keep your kids busy and want to decorate the house.