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paper turkey craft The holiday season is here! Time to get out your festive décor and start making a holiday wish list. As outdoor temperatures continue to drop and kids get restless at home, you may be looking for more indoor activities to enjoy together.

Carrier Academy of Learning has 4 fun autumn-themed crafts to try!

1. Pumpkin Painting

What You Need:

  • A Pumpkin
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes

Pumpkin carving can often be messy or too difficult for younger kids. Try painting them instead! Let the kids get creative with their favorite colors and unique designs. Painting rather than carving pumpkins can also help them last longer on your front porch for the fall season.

2. Handprint Trees

What You Need:

  • Paint
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • White Paper

Ready to get a little messy? The kids will love making Handprint Trees. Grab some paper, paint and prepare to use your hands! Paint everyone’s palms with the best fall colors, including orange, yellow and red. Have the kids press their handprints all over the pieces of white paper.

Once finished, cut a rectangle from your brown construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the page to create the trunk. Placed in a frame, Handprint Trees can make a great piece of seasonal décor!

3. Toilet Paper Turkey

What You Need:

  • Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Glue

Don’t throw away empty toilet paper rolls – use them to make turkeys! Cut leaf and feather shapes from different pieces of colored construction paper, then have the kids glue them on the back of each toilet paper roll.

Using colored markers, they can draw their own turkey faces. The kids will love to see their turkeys as centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table!

4. Paper Bag Scarecrow

What You Need:

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Newspaper/Tissues/Paper Towels

Virtual learning has likely left more lunch bags in your cabinet; use them to create Paper Bag Scarecrows! Stuff the bag with newspaper, tissues or paper towels, then cut features from construction paper.

Once the eyes, nose, hair and hat have been glued on, the kids can use markers to add a touch of unique style.
 
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