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3 Upcycled Thanksgiving Crafts

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These upcycled Thanksgiving crafts are a great way to be mindful of the Thanksgiving sentiment and engage in meaningful conversation about the idea of gratitude.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Egg Carton Placeholders

Here’s another fun way to reuse every day household items which might be on their way to the recycle bin to get your kids involved in preparing for the upcoming holiday. Each placeholder will be lovingly personalized for the family and friends who join you at your table.

Using a knife, slice the rounded parts away from the carton. Trace your little hands on colored paper for the turkey’s tail feathers. Use paper scraps to cut the beaks, eyes, and wattles and glue them down. Cut a slit across the top of the turkey. This will hold the piece of paper with your guest’s name.



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Thankfulness Hand print Tree

Gratitude can be a tricky concept to teach to preschoolers, but here is a fun way to start the conversation. Work gratitude into the conversation while you’re tracing those cute hands on fall colored paper.  Mention their favorite places, things and people and write them on the hand print. The more things to be grateful for, the bigger the tree! Cut out a trunk and glue/staple/tape your “leaves” to your Thankfulness Tree.



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Gratitude Cornucopia

Decorate an empty box, like your Green Kid Crafts box, and create a month long collection of thankful thoughts. Each day, maybe at the dinner table, discuss the days events and write down something you’re thankful for or a way you showed gratitude to someone else. Feature your creation at your Thanksgiving table and take turns sharing the thankfulness inside.




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