Thanksgiving break is right around the corner. Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained while home from school? Here are 3 fall crafts your child is sure to love:
The turkey plate is a classic fall craft for children. For this project, you will need:
A paper plate
A pair of googly eyes
Take your paper plate and flip it curve-side up.
Paint the curve-side of your plate using brown paint. This will serve as the body of your turkey.
Set your plate aside to dry.
Take three sheets of construction paper — one red sheet, one orange sheet, and one yellow sheet. Next, use your pencil to trace the shape of a feather on one of the sheets of paper. Use your scissors to cut out the feather. Repeat this step until you have three feathers of each color.
Once your plate has dried, flip it over to reveal the unpainted side. Take one of the feathers and apply a small amount of glue to one side. Place the feather along the top of the plate. Repeat this step for all feathers, alternating between colors.
Now, flip your plate over to reveal the painted side. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of each googly eye and center both eyes on the plate.
Use your scissors to cut a small triangle out of the excess orange construction paper. This will be the nose of the turkey. Glue the triangle below the googly eyes.
Finally, take your excess orange construction paper and trace the shape of your turkey’s feet. Use your scissors to cut the feet out and glue these at the base of the plate.
Wreaths are a fall decor staple! For this craft, you will need:
A paper plate
Take your paper plate and carefully fold the plate in half. Use your scissors to cut a small slit in the center of your folded plate. Unfold the plate and use your scissors to remove the center, leaving only the outer ring.
Now, take your string and staple both ends to the back of the plate. The attached string will allow you to hang your wreath. Set your plate aside.
Take three sheets of construction paper — one red sheet, one orange sheet, and one yellow sheet. Next, use your pencil to trace the shape of a leaf on one of the sheets of paper. Use your scissors to cut out the leaf. Repeat this step until you have an equal amount of red, orange, and yellow leaves.
Glue your leaves to the plate, alternating colors and ensuring the entire surface area is covered.
Candy Corn Sensory Bin
A sensory bin is a great project for younger children, as it allows them to use their five senses to learn and explore — the candy corn is just a great addition for fall! Here’s what you’ll need:
An empty box, bin, or storage container
A few items for scooping, such as measuring cups, colanders, strainers, etc.
Take your empty bin. Fill your bin about ¼ to ½ of the way with coffee grounds.
Next, add about a cup of candy corn to the coffee grounds.
Use a spoon to evenly stir the mixture.
Add a few strainers and cups to the bin for sensory play.
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