Thanksgiving-Themed Arts & Crafts

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Resource:Thanksgiving-Themed Arts & Crafts
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Summary:A bounty of Thanksgiving-themed websites for Arts & Crafts
Description:CRAFTS, DECORATIONS, PRINTOUTS
Thanksgiving Crafts, Decorations, Activities and Printouts
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/
The Enchanted Learning website archives Thanksgiving-themed crafts projects for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

Cardboard Tube Pilgrims and Indians
http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/cardboard_tube_pilgrim_indian_thanksgiving_crafts.shtml
Use an empty paper towel roll to make cute little Thanksgiving characters. The website says, "They look hard but they are actually easy to make. Put together a harvest family!"

Thanksgiving Placemats, Corn Husk Dolls, Origami Turkeys and Much More!
http://www.teacherhelp.org/thanks.htm
When you get to this website, scroll a little bit more than half way down the page to find a ton of links to instructions for creating all kinds of fanciful Thanksgiving crafts.

Make A Classic Hand-Print Turkey
http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/painted_handprint_turkey.shtml
You'll recognize this classic art-project the minute you see it!

COLORING PAGES
Free, Printable Coloring Pages
http://www.sail1620.org/teaching_games.shtml#ColoringBook
"Sail 1620" is the website of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It provides fun and educational resources (like these factual coloring pages) and information about the lives and history of the Pilgrim forefathers, the Plymouth Colony, and their ship, "The Mayflower."

Crayola's Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/celebrate/thanksgiving-coloring-pages/
Crayola has a variety of Thanksgiving coloring pages with varying levels of difficulty. Plus, you'll find activity pages and even free, printable Turkey Bingo cards!

TREATS
Make Edible Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats!
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=40570


COSTUMES
Dress up for Thanksgiving with these easy-to-make costumes:

Indian Headdress & Vest
http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/indian_headdress.shtml

Pilgrim Hat for Girls
http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=354

Pilgrim Hat for Boys
http://crafts.kaboose.com/pilgrim-hat-for-boys.html
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