Paper Grocery Bags
Cut the paper bag so that you can flatten it. Cut out the cornucopia cone shape, add a circle
to the "open" end. Color it if desired. Cut out pictures of fruit from magazines
and glue them onto circle of the horn.
Construction Paper (or White Paper)
Create your own log cabin on paper using Popsicle sticks. Coloring the Popsicle sticks, or
the trees and grass surrounding the cabin on the paper.
If you are feeling extra creative, try making a 3-dimensional cabin out of Popsicle
sticks. Use a small empty box to help support the sticks while you glue them together.
Pull the box out of the middle when you are done, or keep it inside for extra support.
Toilet Paper Roll
Cover roll with black paper. Cut a small circle, draw a face on it, and glue it onto the
roll. Other things to add: arms, feet hair hat brim, apron, etc. You can also make Indians
and turkeys this way.
TREE Of THANKS
2 Paper Grocery Bags
Construction Paper (fall Colors)
Crayons, Markers, or Pencils
Cut open the grocery bags so it lays flat. Cut out a tree trunk and branch shapes . Use
colored paper and cut out leaf shapes. Have children write what they are thankful for on
the leaves and hang them on the tree.
However, sometimes, it might be a problem about keeping a tree, in which case you can
think of a thanksgiving COLLAGE. You Will need:
Old Magazines, Newspapers or Catalogs
Cut out pictures from old magazines or newspapers to make a collage of things you are
thankful for this year. Glue the images onto construction paper, overlapping them to form
a collage. You can even frame your picture by cutting another piece of construction paper
into strips to line the outside of your collage. Be sure to sign it before you post it
PAPER BAG TURKEY
Brown Paper Bags
Scrap Construction Paper
Stuff the paper bag with newspaper, leaving about 3 inches to fold shut. Try to fold it so
both ends look the same and then glue it shut. Cut out feather shapes and glue onto bag.
Draw and cut out turkey head and neck; making two tabs where the base of the neck will be.
Fold one tab forward and one tab back and attach it to the bag.
You will need
Popcorn, Thread & a Needle
Pop the popcorn according to the instructions on the package. Let it cool... don't eat all
of it! ;)
String a needle with thread, doubled over. Knot the ends of the thread together. Make sure
the thread is long enough to make a necklace when doubled in half.
Stick the needle thr a piece of popcorn until the knot is pulled up close to the popcorn.
Continue to string popcorn onto the needle, until you fill up the thread, leaving about a
handful at the end of the thread.
Cut the needle off, then tie the thread in a knot at the end of the popcorn. Tie the ends
together to make a necklace.
NOTES! Please ask an adult to help you thread the needle, if you need help. You can also
try adding beads, cranberries or other items to the necklace. Bracelets can als be made
You will need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cup water
(Food coloring, unless you want white clay.)
Mix the baking soda, cornstarch and water together in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Transfer
it to a saucepan.
Please ask an adult to help you with the cooking on the stove. Cook the baking soda dough
in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring the whole time. The mix will remain liquid for
several minutes, but after 4-8 minutes it will start to thicken. Stir more rapidly until
the dough begins to pull away from the pan.
Remove the pan from the heat and turn off burner. Put the dough in a bowl to cool.
After 10 minutes, knead the dough with your hands. If you want to add food coloring, now
is the time to do that. You can separate the dough into smaller portions so you'll have
different colors of clay, if you'd like. Put the clay in a plastic bag or air-tight
container. In about 2 hours, the clay will be ready for you to use.
NOTES! This clay is very easy to work with and can be easily
modeled by just about any age. The clay is non-toxic, but won't taste very good if you eat
it. It will keep several weeks in an air-tight bag or container. If you'd like to keep the
things you make, the clay will air dry. Once it's completely dry you can paint it, if you
are using white clay.