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Turkey Crafts!

Halloween may not be for a few days yet, but many of us are already thinking ahead! Thanksgiving is coming soon, and if you live far away from friends and family you may be travelling for the holiday or sending care packages to loved ones. When we were young we lived far away from our grandparents, but my parents always made sure that they got to be part of our holiday gathering — even if they weren’t travelling to join us. That meant that we started our holidays early every year by decorating and creating care packages and videos to share with our grandparents in the mail. Now that everyone can face-time or video chat this seems like an outdated tradition but it still feels great to receive something special from the people we love. So this year we are going to send little care packages to our cousins out of state, so they know we are thinking of them. That means I am in full holiday mode with my eye out for fun little items to send.

My kiddos are excited because they are preparing crafts to send to their cousins. We found some amazing turkey crafts that will impress and dazzle the young cousins. Since we have so many cousins we are making lots of different crafts to send.

Turkey Finger Puppets: These fun little crafts from I Heart Crafty Things will make everyone giggle! Head over to learn how to make them today!

Turkey headband: Thank you to Preparing for Peanut for this fun turkey headband.

Coffee Filter Turkeys: This fun and simple craft from Typically Simple is fun and easy for everyone to make!

Holiday Vacation Busy-Work

The holidays can be very busy, especially if you have kids. Holiday break from school can be one of the craziest and most chaos filled times of the year. It is incredibly difficult to get the holidays going and have everything ready when you have kids underfoot looking for something to do and wondering whether you bought that toy they wanted yet. After just a few days of “vacation” you will be begging for some help. Well we can’t be there to help, but we can try to supply you with crafts, activities, and busy-work to occupy those kiddos.

We have compiled a list of places to provide you with crafts, activities, and free printable to occupy those kids for a t least SOME of the time. We are sorry we cannot guarantee more.

Free Christmas Printables: These can be easily printed and your kids can color to their hearts content. Head on over to Thirty Handmade Days for more.
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Popsicle Stick Crafts: Dozens of craft ideas that can be made with or without parents help.

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Snowman Paper Plate Craft: Paper Plates make excellent craft materials, and they aren’t very expensive. 

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Play Snow: Make play snow for those days that they want to build snowmen but the snow just isn’t cooperating! 

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Chalk Art for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to get some one-on-one craft time with your kids. Crafts can get monotonous over the years. Everyone has the same santa hands, baggie wreaths, and reindeer feet crafts decorating their halls. This year why not try something new and fun. Christmas Light Chalk Stencils.

Buggy and Buddy is a fun website created by former elementary teacher and mom of two Chelsey. Chelsey creates fun crafts, learning activities, and more and shares them with her followers. We fell in love with her fun Christmas Light Chalk Stencil craft. It is new and out of the box; holiday crafting made new again. Now your holiday crafts will shine like new and be full of color this season.

Chalk art

This craft can be created very easily, and will be so much fun to craft. Chalk is hot this year. So why not use it to bring you and your family some holiday cheer.

Do you have a chalkboard in your house that you use as a decoration all year long? This is the perfect drawing to create for the holiday season. Just follow the directions on your chalkboard instead of on paper. Head on over to Buggy and Buddy now to get the full tutorial.

What you Will Need:

  • chalk
  • black paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • silver marker