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    The Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend, does anyone have any ideas for little craft things for the kids to make!? We like to make things to give to the grandparents. But my brain is not working and I can't think of anything!!! Please help!!!!!!

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    How about the hand turkeys?

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    I will surf and find you some cool links

    1. http://punkinpattern.blogspot.com/20...-placemat.html

    2. lots of ideas here for you 2 pages full of crafts
    http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving...turkey-crafts/

    3. lots of ideas here
    http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving...t-decorations/

    4. http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksg...ey_crafts.html



    Quote Originally Posted by KGoodhand
    The Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend, does anyone have any ideas for little craft things for the kids to make!? We like to make things to give to the grandparents. But my brain is not working and I can't think of anything!!! Please help!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    How about the hand turkeys?
    They could make them out of felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I will surf and find you some cool links

    1. http://punkinpattern.blogspot.com/20...-placemat.html

    2. lots of ideas here for you 2 pages full of crafts
    http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving...turkey-crafts/

    3. lots of ideas here
    http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving...t-decorations/

    4. http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksg...ey_crafts.html



    Quote Originally Posted by KGoodhand
    The Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend, does anyone have any ideas for little craft things for the kids to make!? We like to make things to give to the grandparents. But my brain is not working and I can't think of anything!!! Please help!!!!!!
    thanks! That turkey bread basket is kind of cool looking!!

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    Craftybear, thanks for the links... those are some cute ideas.

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    Are your kids old enough for the sewing machine?

    Maple Leaf coasters !!
    (oh how Canadian ... and seasonal!!)

    First, find a real large maple leaf!!
    And some autumn coloured flannelette.

    Trace outline of leaf onto stacked layers of flannelette, stacked so that right sides are out, top and bottom.
    Cut the way they are stacked and keep in the stacks.
    Stitch with raw edges out, which eventually will give a raggy look.
    Stitch along the veins, to give some quilting.

    Grandparents will be thrilled ... and something practical to use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Are your kids old enough for the sewing machine?

    Maple Leaf coasters !!
    (oh how Canadian ... and seasonal!!)

    First, find a real large maple leaf!!
    And some autumn coloured flannelette.

    Trace outline of leaf onto stacked layers of flannelette, stacked so that right sides are out, top and bottom.
    Cut the way they are stacked and keep in the stacks.
    Stitch with raw edges out, which eventually will give a raggy look.
    Stitch along the veins, to give some quilting.

    Grandparents will be thrilled ... and something practical to use!
    What a cute idea!! I am not sure if we have time but I may need to find the time!!!
    I knew if I asked here I would find some answers!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGoodhand
    What a cute idea!! I am not sure if we have time but I may need to find the time!!!
    I knew if I asked here I would find some answers!!! :thumbup:
    I was thinking afterwards that homespun fabrics might be easier to find and nicer for this than the flannelette. It would be easy enough for the kids to sew around and won't matter too much if they don't do a really even job. Certainly easier than trying to turn it inside out, with all the curves!

    You could also do oak leaves for variety.

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    I made pumpkins with my two grandkids out of toilet paper, you just need an orange FQ. We went outside and got sticks for the stems and glued some silk leaves to the stem. Easy! Fast! And if you ever run out of TP, just unwrap this. Here's a site with some directions.

    http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_ho...er_pumpkin.htm

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