Kid Craft: Thanksgiving Placemats
SHARED by: Early Learning Foundations Preschool
Add some fun to your Thanksgiving table with kid-designed, turkey placemats. Make this an annual tradition and see how much the turkey grows each year!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Construction Paper
- Tempura Paint
- Laminating sheets or contact paper
WHAT YOU DO:
- Make turkeys using your child’s handprint. Allow your child to stray from the traditional brown turkey and let them choose the color of their bird. Paint each finger a different color, for a colorful feathers.
- Once the handprint is dry, use a marker to draw an eye, beak, wattle and feet.
- Apply self-laminating sheets or clear contact paper to both sides of the paper to make the placemats stronger and more durable.
Optional: If you want to avoid a squabble about seating arrangements, personalize the placemats by gluing a photo directly onto the construction paper before laminating. Now, your guests have gift to take with them!
Photo Credit: Artists Helping Children
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