Wow! It’s only Tuesday and it’s already been one crazy week. Between meeting my idol (more on that later this week), freezing my butt off in this weather (we somehow went from summer to winter weather and skipped fall), and making sure I’m prepared at work, I’ve had my fair share of excitement for the week already. Sunday afternoon I started to panic because I didn’t know what I would make my students and my co-workers as a little Thanksgiving gift, and then got this really cute idea to make the Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Cookie Craft!
I love this Thanksgiving craft because not only can kids make them, but they’re fun for adults too! I not only made these for my students, but I made a little different version for my co-workers, and another version for my room moms. It’s a great project for you to make ahead of time for your Thanksgiving party to give to the kids, make as place holders at the kids table, or even have the kids make themselves. It’s also a fun little goody to give away at the end of your Thanksgiving party as your guests walk out the door.
What you’ll need:
– Cookies (I made Snickerdoodles, but any kind is fine)
– large Googly eyes
– Press and Seal Wrap
– Orange Sharpie
– Construction paper in assorted colors, cut into feather-like shape
– Glue gun (low heat)
How to do it:
1. Bake your cookies (or buy them!) and wrap them in a square of Press and Seal Wrap. Make sure the top of your cookie is facing the smooth side of the wrap. This will ensure that your Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Cookie Craft looks great!
2. Cut out your feathers out of construction paper and write your message. I wrote “I am thankful for you! – Mrs. Wolfe” and “We are thankful for all your help! – Mrs. Wolfe’s class” for mine.
3. Using your hot glue gun, glue your feathers to the back of your wrapped cookie, making sure that the words are visible on the front.
4. Glue googly eyes to the front side of your cookie and draw a beak with your orange sharpie.
Voila! It’s as easy as that! If you’re looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving project I hope you’ll try out the Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Cookie Craft. I’d love to see how yours turned out, what messages you’re planning on writing, or how much your friends/family/coworkers/kiddos enjoyed it!
What do you think about the Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Cookie craft? Sound off in the comments!