As any mama of boys knows, boys play differently, act differently, and are just plain different than girls. When I brought up Thanksgiving with my tween-age sons, we launched into a discussion about Native Americans and Pilgrims. Naturally, their boy brains went straight to arrows and bows. While I put a firm foot down on no weapons at the Thanksgiving table, feather headbands were a friendly alternative. In under 10-minutes your kids can whip up their own Thanksgiving feathered headband that lends itself to a great story about the First Thanksgiving. Have fun crafting!
Thanksgiving Feather Headbands
Ages: 2+ (with adult supervision and pre-cut pieces)
Time: 10 minutes
- Heavy construction/scrapbook paper or card stock: Brown, Green, Orange, Yellow (and any other color you would like your feathers to be)
- White Glue, Glue Stick, or Tape
- Kid-Safe Scissors
- Fold the brown piece of paper lengthwise into thirds. Cut along the folded lines to make strips for the band.
- Tape the strips together to fit the circumference of your child’s head.
- Draw and cut out three or more feathers from the heavy card stock/construction paper. Hint: We like to use scrapbook paper that comes in the large packs, because it is thicker than construction paper, but not as tough as card stock for little hands to cut.
- To add texture, make shallow cuts along the edges of the feathers and gently bend them toward the front and the back.
- Glue the feathers to the back inside of the band.
- Feel free to decorate the band with designs, a Happy Thanksgiving message, or your child’s name.
- Have fun celebrating!
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