Native Americans

Native Americans cover

What you need:Native Americans
• canvas
• paints
• brush
• black sharpie

What you do:
•  Painting the palm area of the  hands a tan color leaving a strip at the top of the palm unpainted.
• Paint each finger a different color; these are the feathers.
• Press the handprint down.
• Let it dry.
• Using the sharpie, finish the Native Americans.

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Leaf Candle

Leaf Candles cover

What you need:Leaf Candles
Wax candle
Fall leaves
Mod Podge
• Brush

What you do:
• Set your leaves on a flat surface and brush a thin layer of  Mod Podge onto each leaf.
• Press the leaves onto wax candles and brush another layer of  Mod Podge over them.
• Set them to dry.
• Scatter loose leaves, acorns or rocks around your candles for decoration.

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Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Take the stress out of the holiday season with  adorably festive craft ideas the whole family will love from Kids Creative Arts. See below for ways to make Thanksgiving twice as magical with half the effort.

Fall Button Branch

Fall button branch

Leaf Prints

Leaf Craft1

Leafy Creature

Leafy creature

“Handy” Wreath

Handy Thanksgiving

Tree Sculpture

Tree Sculpture

Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree Cover

T.P.R. Turkey

TPR Turkey

Turkey Craft

Turkey Craft

Leaf Prints

Leaf Prints

Leaf Preservation

Leaf preservation

 

 Pumpkin Lantern

Pumpkin Lantern Cover

DIY Tee Pee

DIY TeePee Cover

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher Cover

Mayflower Craft

Mayflower Craft Cover

Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath cover

Leaf Candle

Leaf Candles cover

Native Americans

Native Americans cover

Pumpkin Vase

Pumpkin Vase Cover

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Mayflower Craft

Mayflower Craft Cover

What you need:Mayflower Craft
• a walnut shell half
• air dry clay
• toothpick
• a piece of white paper

What you do:
• Fill the shell with the clay.
• Push a toothpick through the bottom and top of the paper to make a sail.
• Place the tooth pick in the clay to complete your ship!

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Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree Cover

What you need:Autumn Tree
• Canvas
• Painters tape
• Acrylic paint (brown, yellow, red and orange)
• Brush
• Scissors

What you do:
• What you do:
• Take the painter’s tape and create  a tree design with branches by attaching stripes of tape from one end of the canvas to the other. Make sure to rub the tape onto the canvas to really secure so that the paint doesn’t bleed under the tape strips.
• Fill each  shape created by the paint lines with your paint colors.
• Let your painting dry completely  before trying to peel off the tape.
• Once all of the paint is dry, slowly peel away the paint strips. If you need to, touch up any spots with the base color where the paint might have gotten under the tape.
• Display.

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Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath cover

What you need:Fall Wreath
• Sticky Glue
• Jute Twine
• Cardboard 9 1/2″ square or larger
• Fall Leaves
• Pencil
• Scissors

What you do:
• Cut a 9″ circle from cardboard.  In the center of this circle, cut out and discard a 5″ circle.  This is the form for your wreath.
• Spray a small patch of glue onto your wreath and wrap the jute twine around it very tightly a number of times.
• After wrapping the initial section of jute twine you can start wrapping it with spaces.
• Once you are a full way around the wreath just keep going, filling in the spaces and making sure you are pulling the jute twine tight the whole time until you don’t have any more foam peeking through.
• After you are finished wrapping all of your jute twine make a small knot on the side you want to be the back and spray a little sticky glue on it.
• Cut the jute twine right after the knot.
• Attach the leaves with the glue.
• Display.

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Pumpkin Vase

Pumpkin Vase Cover

What you need:Pumpkin Vase
• Pumpkin
• Floral Foam
• Knife
• Plastic container
• Water
• Flowers, leaves, berries

What you do:
• Cut and scoop the pumpkin out.
• Place a cube of  floral foam inside the container, thinning it to fit.
• Press the foam down to make it level, and drench it with water (enough so that a small pool collects at the bottom of the container).
• Arrange seasonal flowers, dried leaves, and berries as desired.

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DIY Tee Pee

DIY TeePee Cover

What you need:
• Paper plate
• Scissors
• Stapler
• Markers

What you do:
• Cut the paper plate in half.
• Make a cone out of one half.
• Staple the sides together.
• Cut a vertical slit 2/3 of the length of the tee pee.
• Fold flaps up.
• Decorate your tee pee.

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Leaf Craft

Leaf Craft1

What you need:
• Cutting Board
• Acrylic Paint
• Leaves
• Glue
• Glitter Glue

What you do:
• Paint the cutting board brown.
• Let it dry.
• Glue the leaves to the board.
• Let it dry.
• Trace the leaves with the glitter glue.
• Display

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Picture Frame

Picture Frame

What you need:
• Cardboard
• Scissors
• Glue
• Paper
• Wire for hanging

What you do:
• Decide on the size you want the frame to be based on your image.
• Cut out the center as well to make it the exact size you want.
• Lay the frame down on your paper.
• Draw a line one inch outside the frame and one inch inside the frame.
• Draw the lines of the frame on the paper too.
• Cut it all out.
• Draw a line thru the outside corner (to make a right triangle) in each corner and cut those corners off.
• Draw a line thru the inside corners to where the frame begins make two 45 degree angles. Cut along those lines.
• Fold all the inside pieces inside.
• Put the frame on the paper, the inside flaps inside. Fold the outside flaps up around the cardboard.
• Glue the paper down with the glue to the cardboard.
• Tape your print to the back of the frame.
• Hang your picture.

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T.P.R. Turkey

TPR Turkey

What you need:
• Toilet Paper Roll
• Glue
• Construction Paper
• Pencil
• Wiggle Eyes
• Scissors

What you do:
• Cover the toilet paper roll with the construction paper. Glue it
Trace your hand on one half of 2 sheets of paper. Fold the paper in half.
• Cut out the handprint through both thicknesses of paper. This will leave you with 4 handprints.
Glue the handprints onto the toilet paper roll.
Using scrap construction paper, cut out a beak and a waddle for your turkey, glue it the roll.
• Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes.
• Your turkey is now done!

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Turkey Craft

Turkey Craft

What you need:
Paper Plate 
• Paint
• Paint Brush
• Construction Paper
• Pen
• Scissors
• Craft Glue
• Wiggle Eyes
What you do:
Paint the back of the paper plate brown.
Trace your hand on one half of 3 or 4 sheets of paper. Fold the paper in half.
• Cut out the handprint through both thicknesses of paper. This will leave you with 6 to 8 handprints. Set them aside.
Trace your foot on a brown piece of construction paper.
•  Cut out the footprint. Set it aside.
Using scrap construction paper, cut out a beak and a waddle for your turkey. Set these aside.
Glue the handprints onto the unpainted side of the paper plate, poking up over the top edge.Your fingers will look like the turkey’s feathers.
Glue your footprint/shoe print toe side down onto the front, center of the painted plate.
• Glue on the beak and waddle that you cut out.
• Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes.
• Your turkey is now done!

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