Turkey in a Cup

All the supplies you need for this craft fit neatly into one cup. Give one to each child at the kiddie-table for Thanksgiving and they'll stay busy while you put the final touches on your holiday meal.

Supplies

  • Brown cups

  • Multi-colored popsicle sticks

  • Googly eyes

  • Red pipe cleaner

  • Orange construction paper or foam paper

  • Glue

Directions

  • Turn the cup upside down and glue the popsicle sticks to the back of the cup to create the turkey's feathers. Use six sticks to make a nice fan shape.

  • On the front of the cup, attach the googly eyes.

  • To create a beak, cut a small triangle from the orange construction paper and attach with glue.

  • Use a small piece of red pipe cleaner to make the turkey's wattle. Attach with more glue.

  • You don't have to stop there. Add anything else you think your turkey would like!

Write letters at the top of each popsicle stick to spell out a name. This makes your turkey a creative name card holder for the Thanksgiving table.


Candy Teepee

We make gingerbread houses at Christmas, so why not make a candy teepee for Thanksgiving!

Supplies

  • Ice cream cones (the brown, pointy ones)

  • Icing (of various colors)

  • Sprinkles and candies

  • Pocky Sticks or pretzels

  • Dinner knife (the dull ones are perfect)

Directions

  • With a dinner knife, gently saw off the pointy tip of the cone to create a small hole at the top. The hole needs to be big enough for two Pocky Sticks.

  • Stand two pocky sticks beside your cone. They should be slightly taller than the cone.

  • Put your cone on a plate, flat surface down, and insert the two Pocky Sticks into the top. The Pocky Sticks should resemble the frame that holds up a teepee.

  • With your candies, icing and sprinkles - decorate your teepee. Be sure to either cut out an opening for the entrance, or draw one on with icing. Otherwise, be super creative!


Extraordinary Acorns

In nature, acorns come in browns and greens. But once your child gets ahold of them, the average autumn acorn can be transformed into something extraordinary!

Supplies

  • Acorns

  • Paints

  • Glitter

  • Glue

  • Paintbrushes

Directions

  • Collect a bunch of fallen acorns. Make sure they're dry and that they still have their caps.

  • Remove any dirt on the acorn with a damp paper towel.

  • Pop off the acorn caps, but make sure you know which acorn goes with which cap.

  • Paint your acorns any color you wish. Or add glue and sprinkle on some glitter. Go nuts!

  • Once your acorns are dry, glue their matching caps back on.

Use these extraordinary acorns as part of your holiday table setting or add them to a vase with natural acorns.