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Thanksgiving Felt Activities

Wow tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? This year is going along really fast isn’t it? If you are elbow deep in Thanksgiving preparation I’ve got two fun and easy felt activities the big kids can help the little kids with. These Thanksgiving felt activities can be glued with regular glue, hot glue (for quick results) or sewn.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Felt (whatever color you’d like)
  • Your choice of glue (hot glue gun/school glue or fabric glue)
  • Scissors
  • Foam Ball
  • Yarn (any color)
  • Googly eyes
  • Colorful puff ball (any color)
  • Chalk

Let’s get started with the Pilgrim hat finger puppet! Learned this about the hat I call the “Pilgrim hat.” “Called a Flat Topped Hat and a Pilgrim hat, the latter for its association with the Pilgrims that settled Plymouth Colony in the 1620s. Contrary to popular myth, captains never included buckles on the front of them.” Thanks Wikipedia!

The Pilgrim hat is very easy. Grab a sheet of piece of felt large enough for you to fold in half and still have a good size piece. I actually used a full sheet of felt and folded it in half. But It’s a finger puppet so I actually only used a quarter of the sheet.

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I used the chalk to outline the shape of a hat. Cut out the hat and a buckle.
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Glue it onto the hat and there’s your Pilgrim hat fit for your finger!

I attempted to make a woman’s Pilgrim bonnet but that didn’t work out so well. I have crafting fails too. The bonnet is the cream colored roll in the header picture.
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The turkey was super easy. Cut out a handprint of your child’s hand on felt to use at the feathers. If you recall I’ve used “hand feathers” before in past crafts. We decided to cover the styrofoam with yarn. Added a little glue and the yarn will hold really well. Grab your puff ball for the turkey head, glue on the eyes and beak.

If you don’t have a ball you can have the kids use a paper plate and make a fun turkey. It might just be fun to give the kids the supplies minus the scissors if they are too little and hot glue and go to town. I’ve given the littles non-toxic glue, yarn, balls and googly eyes to see what they come up with.

Either way, I hope you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!


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