Thanksgiving

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Thankful Turkeys

Thankful Turkeys Craft

We love these Thankful Turkeys for a cute and cheap Thanksgiving craft. This craft really allows for you to get creative and try new things. 🦃

What You’ll Need:

Thankful Turkeys Supplies
Supplies needed for Thankful Turkeys.
  • Multi-colored Construction Paper
  • Toilet Paper Rolls (We suggest saving rolls throughout the month. There’s so many crafts you can do with the rolls! A creative and excellent way to be thrifty.)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick or Tape
Thankful Turkeys feathers
April, our Design Manager, was over the glue sticks and used tape to put her feathers together. She cut slits into the top and slid the feathers in, instead of attaching them to the back via a glue stick. We love the creativity. 💖

Directions:

  1. Start by cleaning your roll off. Bits of leftover paper can easily be removed by peeling it off with your fingers.
  2. Decide if you would like to wrap your roll with paper or keep the roll clean.
  3. Next, decorate your main body turkey. Here’s a chance to be creative! If you so choose, add wings, turkey face and legs!
  4. Next, cut out your tail feathers. They can be as big or as small as you choose. If you decide to write what you’re thankful for on the feathers, we suggest larger so you have more room to write. Write your reasons to be thankful before attaching the tail feathers to the main body.
  5. Now, attach the tail feathers together using a glue stick or tape. You have two options to attach your tail feathers. The first option is shown in the image above. Cut a small slit at the top on the roll so you are able to slide the feathers in. The other option is to attach the feathers to the back.
A Thankful Turkey shown with writing on the tail feathers.

You’re ready to show off your Thankful Turkey!

Your Thankful Turkey is done! Check out ours below for inspiration, because everyone needs a dose of creativity before getting started. Are you at an Assisted Living or Memory Care facility? Make a demo beforehand so you can help step by step. 💖


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Thankful Tree Activity

It’s DIY Friday! Are you feeling thankful, grateful & blessed? Spread the cheer around this Thanksgiving with this “Thankful Tree” Activity!

Thankful Tree
Thankful Tree

You Will Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Printable Leaf Template
  • Brown Kraft Paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Marker

To Begin:

  1. Begin by Downloading and Printing out the Leaf Template provided below.

2. Next, cut out the leaf then lay it on top of a stack of colorful construction paper.

3. Trace the leaf laying on the top sheet.

4. With the stack of paper in hand, cut out the shape of the leaf you just traced.

5. You should be left with a bunch of colorful leaves. Hand your leaves out to your residents (allow them to choose their favorite color). Give your residents a pen or marker to sign their name on one side and what they’re thankful for on the other.

6. Collect your leaves and set aside.

7. To make the tree trunk we used a large roll of brown kraft paper, then cut to the length desired. Laying on a flat surface, we drew the outline of a tree with tree limbs sticking out whatever which way.

8. Cut out your tree shape and hang in a window using clear tape.

9. Next, have your residents tape their leaves to the tree – name facing one way and what they’re thankful for on the opposite side.

10. Admire your Thankful Tree!

Thankful Tree
Thankful Tree

Have you tried this craft? Email your crafts to support@corwindesign.com to have your craft featured on our Facebook Page!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Place Holders

Happy Friday! Thanksgiving is this November 28th – mark your place at the dinner table with these adorable Turkey Place Holders!

Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

You Will Need:

  • Leaves (Plastic or Real)
  • Clothespin
  • Self-Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Orange Marker
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
Supplies
Supplies

To Begin:

  1. With your clothespin laying out in front of you, attach the self-adhesive google eyes to the clothespin by peeling the film off the backs and securing them to your Turkey.
  2. Next, using your orange marker, draw an upside-down triangle to create the Turkey Beak.
Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

3. Next, grab a couple leaves. We used plastic leaves bought from the Dollar Tree. You can use real leaves if you’d like. With your leaves laying one on top of the other, clip your clothespin around them.

Turkey Place Holder
Turkey Place Holder

4. Lastly, clip a small, 2-inch x .5-inch sheet of cardstock. Have your residents write their name, then clip to the Turkey as shown.

5. Place your Turkey at your dinner table to claim your seat! Their great place holders for Thanksgiving!

Have you tried this craft? Email your crafts to support@corwindesign.com to have your craft featured on our Facebook Page!

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