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Monday, November 9, 2009

Gobble Gobble.

Thanksgiving is definitely thee holiday that gets totally overlooked, isn't it? Poor thing...sandwiched right between Halloween and Christmas...what terrible timing. So let's not forget it this year...it is such a great time to teach our children the meaning of appreciation and, well, giving thanks, afterall.

Below are a few darling crafts I stumbled upon (courtesy of parents.com) that I find to be fresh and fun. Go ahead and try a couple out with your kiddos. I've posted directions for making my favorite, which is the turkey made with yarn. What's yours?

Yarn Turkey (upper right hand corner, above)
How to make it: Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball. Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on bottom. Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick. Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle. Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam. Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body.

The adorable little plymouth rocks placecard rocks (above left upper corner) are also fabulous and a great way to keep the little ones entertained while you slave away in the kitchen!! They'll simply love creating and being able to add their own masterpieces to the "adult table"!

Want instructions for the rest? Visit here.

Happy Thanksgiving!!