Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving FUN!

This week was a particularly light week in terms of schoolwork as our family was preparing for a vacation, and I was recovering from eye infections. However, we did manage to squeeze in a few fun activities....

My daughter enjoyed fingerpainting....with pumpkin pudding!!! Yep, if you have never tried it, you should. It is fun AND delicious! Although ours was a seasonal flavor, any variety will do! :)

I saw this idea on Pinterest or on a blog somewhere a while back and decided to try it. First we collected some colorful fall leaves. Then we glued and stapled them to a sentence strip creating our very own fall harvest crown!

This is our handsome little turkey! His tail feathers are made up of different things I had in my cupboard: flax seeds, lentils, etc. We then added his body on top and some fun accordian fold legs. Dashing, isn't he? ;)

And here is our melted crayon turkey!   I printed a coloring page from the internet, peeled the paper back from some old crayons, lit a small tea light and showed my daughter how to carefully melt the crayon and then color with it before it hardened up again (which seemed to be rather quickly). Once she got the hang of it, I think she enjoyed the experience. Please note that this is a CLOSE supervision activity if you are doing it with small children!!

And last, but not least, FEATHER PAINTING!  Yes, it is just what its name implies - you paint with a feather, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it went!  Hey, we did a lot of turkey stuff so I figured this might be fun to try, and I love the colorful result.  :)


Linking to:
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  1. These are wonderful Thanksgiving ideas! I love them. Would you please share these with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  2. BEAUTIFUL leaf crown! I hope you have fun on you vacation =-) And as always, thanks for sharing on TGIF - your posts alwasy inspire me!! Happy Thanksgiving
    Beth =-)

  3. Beautiful Ideas! :) thanks for sharing! :) Happy Thanksgiving

  4. What wonderful ideas! I think we might try a couple since we are off school until Monday.

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad you liked the Sleepover Cake :)

  5. The leaf crown is beautiful! I wish I had saved a few pretty leaves before the rain that we have had recently. I'm stopping by from HHH. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. what a cool idea I'd love you to add this to my party at

  7. Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays last week. Such fun ideas for Thanksgiving crafts!
    We hope you link up again next week :)

  8. Stopping by from Show and Tell. I love the feather painting! Boogie likes to try things as long as they aren't too messy, so this would be a fun twist on painting.


  9. beautiful ideas here. I love the picture of your daughter with the fall leaf crown. I need to try that next year. Our leaves are all gone. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.