Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and A Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers.  I am taking the week off from blogging to enjoy my family and celebrate the holiday.  I will be back to a regular blogging schedule starting the week of November 29th.

In the meantime, enjoy these cute little Thanksgiving figures I made for my grandchildren.  I plan to put them on our Thanksgiving table along with some paper turkeys I crafted years earlier.  My Thanksgiving table is filled with babies and pre-schoolers so no fancy table centerpieces for us.  I use our nice china, but the decorations are something the grandkids can touch and play with.

I wish I could link to a tutorial of how I made these adorable Thanksgiving figures, but the link appears to be broken.  I found the idea on Pinterest, but when I clicked on the link, it would just stall and never connect;  so, I made them by just looking at the picture.  They turned out pretty good for not having a template and/or instructions.  I think the only thing I messed up on was the Pilgrim Ladies hat.  Mine looks more like a chef's hat than a pilgrim's hat. 😁

If you haven't figured it out by looking at them, they are made using cardboard toilet paper rolls.  I then cut all the "colored" pieces out using card stock and then I hand drew the faces, necklaces, and buttons on.  They were a lot of fun to make!


PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Amy


24 comments:

  1. These look so cool and cute. You are very creative.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much. I just went off of someone else's idea.

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  2. Oh, Amy. What a great idea to use the tp rolls that usually get thrown away. I love them.
    You should make your own tutorial for them.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks. Ugh, that would be so much work. I'm just a hobby blogger.

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  3. Enjoy your week off from Blogging Those are darling figures for your grandchildren!Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank You! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  5. É sempre bom estar ocupado e a intenção com que elaborou esses trabalhos e sempre louvável.
    Bom descanso.
    Abraço amigo.
    Juvenal Nunes

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  6. They are so cute ♥
    Happy Thanksgiving ♥

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  7. esta genial para hacerlo con los peques de la casa

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    1. Yes! The kids loved them. For Christmas I'm making a toilet paper roll nativity scene! ha ha!

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  8. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday, Amy. How nice that you got to celebrate with your family. These paper figures are so cute!!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! It was exhausting, but wonderful!

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  9. Thanks for the memories. I used to make those with my first graders way back when I was teaching in the 70-80s. They needed some help so I would have the major pieces cut and they could work on the smaller ones. Can't remember how I handled the hat though. - Margy

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    1. you're welcome. Yes, I could have used a template. I think having all the pieces pre-cut so all the kids had to do would be the assembly part would be the best idea.

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  10. These look so cute and you would be able to make them with your grandkids when they are a little older too!

    Hope that you had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start!

    Away From The Blue | Handbag Gift Guide

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I think when they are older they can help me make them. They sure enjoyed playing with them though.

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  11. Amy,
    I hope you are enjoying your week off from blogging! Thanks once again for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving such a sweet comment!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Yes, I did. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving also.

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