Sometimes the biggest joy of the holidays is sharing the excitement with your kids. I’m always trying to find something to break the monotony and these seem like a great place to start.
1. Paper Punch Color Match Turkey
I love this one because not only is it a fun art project, but it’s also a learning experience. Laly Mom has a complete tutorial for making and using the turkey for your little one.
2. Pilgrim’s Hat/Crayon Holder
Cute and useful! Thanks, Lil’ Luna for this adorable art project. I’ve found my kids like projects a lot more when they get to use them over and over again afterward. This one’s perfect.
3. Turkey Puppet
A little bit of art, a little bit of acting. Your kids will love making these turkey puppets and then spend the next few hours playing with them. Thanks, Artsy Momma for the assist. If you need some fake leaves for the tail, you can find some here on Etsy.
4. Thankful Turkeys
One of the things I try and teach my son is the concept of being grateful. He’s very blessed to have a room all to himself and toys to fill it, but because it’s the only thing he’s ever known, it’s tough for him to understand that some kids don’t have that. That’s why we’re doing Make and Takes‘ thankful turkeys this year. It will give us a chance to sit down and talk about some of the things we’re grateful for.
5. Rolled Paper Pumpkin
I like this one because it’s easy to prep and easy to do without a lot to clean up afterward. I’m all about the art projects that are fun but don’t make a huge mess. One Creative Mommy offers a step-by-step process for these rolled paper pumpkins.
6. Pinecone Turkeys
You’ll probably have to man the glue gun, but these pinecone turkeys are a great simple craft for your kids. Fireflies and Mudpies shows you how to take craft scrapping ribbon and make good use of it. Let your kid’s creativity come to life! If you don’t have pinecones in and around your home, you can find some here on Etsy.
7. DIY Leaf Catcher
Be thankful for this awesome craft. No glue. No paint. Just a little wrapping. Handmade Charlotte shows you how to make this leaf catcher. If you need the hoops for the craft, you can find some here on Amazon.