How to Make a Thanksgiving Placemat

How to Make a Thanksgiving Placemat - Final Picture

Are you looking for activities for Thanksgiving for kids? Why not make a Thanksgiving Placemat? It's very easy and lots of fun. You just need a big paper bag, some construction paper, crayons and clear contact paper. Let's go!

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How to Make a Thanksgiving Placemat - Materials
What You Need: 
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Construction Paper (orange, brown, black, white and yellow)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Clear Contact Paper


What You Do: 
  1. Cut out one side of the paper bag.
  2. Glue construction paper to one side.
  3. Cut out images from magazines/catalogs that remind you of Thanksgiving.
  4. Cut out turkeys, leaves, pilgrim hats, and acorns from construction paper. (click here for the link to the Thanksgiving shapes templates or find the link at the bottom of the instructions)
  5. Decorate turkeys, leaves, pilgrim hats, and acorns with crayons/markers, if you so desire.
  6. Glue images and shapes onto one sheet of construction paper.
  7. Write a message of what you are thankful for.
  8. Cover with clear contact paper.
Activity Templates: 
Keep In Mind: 
  • For younger children, you can help them write the message.
  • This can make a great present for Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, etc.
Cost to Do: 

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