I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! I’ve been looking forward to the official start of the holiday season for the longest time, but didn’t realize it would creep up on us so soon!
To make the holiday a little more festive and keep the little ones entertained at the table, I decided to make Thanksgiving place cards using the plethora of paper towel rolls I always seem to accumulate at home. I got the inspiration for the turkey fan feathers from another turkey craft I found online but used black construction paper and a white crayon to make the names pop a bit more at the table.
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- Paper towel rolls
- Construction paper (red, orange, brown, yellow, green and black)
- Googly Eyes
- White Crayon
Here’s what I did
First I cut the paper towel rolls into small pieces to work with little hands.
I used the construction paper to both draw and cut a turkey body, beak and wattle. After I attached the body to the roll, I then glued on the remaining parts and added googley eyes.
For the turkey feathers, I folded one piece of paper in half vertically and proceeded to fold into a fan. I did this three times in green, red and orange. I used a stapler to attach the three and place it inside the paper roll.
Finally, I cut out small rectangles and wrote out names in white crayon for a nice contrast.
I love how they turned out and can’t wait to see what the little ones think!!!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.