Thanksgiving is just days away and we are cleaning, prepping, and trying to keep the kids busy so they won’t mess up the house. I was looking for some fun ideas to take up time and decorate the house and found these Thanksgiving Turkey Sun Catchers on the Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen website.
After a quick trip to the dollar store to grab some tissue paper, we set right to work making our sun catchers.
For starters, I gave each child a piece of wax paper and taped it to the table so they would stay in place. Next we made the decoupage glue. Note that the recipe listed on their site gave us a TON of glue. Unless you are making these for a classroom, I recommend halving or even quartering the recipe so you don’t end up with too much.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
Next, “paint” the glue on half of your wax paper. Tear the tissue paper in strips and lay on the glue. My kids had fun making their own designs with the tissue paper so that their turkeys were unique. Once you have glued down the tissue paper on half of your wax paper, apply glue to the top of your tissue paper and fold over the rest of the wax paper on top. Smooth it out to rid it of air bubbles. Now set it aside to dry completely. We did ours before nap and then put them outside to dry so we can finish after nap.
Next we folded the wax paper in half and I drew the feathers so the kids could cut them out. Then we added a body, beak, and eyes and hung them up in the window! They look great with the light shining through!
For more great craft ideas for Thanksgiving, visit Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen website.
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