And just in case your kids are out of control while you are doing your best to get dinner on the table, why not send them to the family room with Grandma to put together this simple little craft to adorn your table so that you can keep your concentration in the kitchen:)
WHAT A TURKEY (Thanksgiving Day Craft)
~ Ask each child to write what she’s thankful for on a paper feather, then stick it into this cute turkey centerpiece.
How to make it:
~ Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball. Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on bottom. Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick. Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle. Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam. Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!