Add some extra fun to a preschool Thanksgiving theme by making crafts that preschoolers can wear. This simple preschool craft recycles extra grocery bags and gives preschoolers a fun Thanksgiving costume to help them celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Make a Preschool Indian Headdress to complete this fun costume.
What You Need
- Paper Grocery Bags
- Finger Paint, Several Colors
- Paper Plates
What To Do
Adult Preparation – Open up a paper grocery bag and turn it so that the side without a logo if facing you. Cut up the center of the front side up the bag and continue through the top to cut a hole big enough to fit a preschoolers head. Cut small arm holes on either side of the paper bag by carefully punching scissors through the paper and cutting a circle. This will give you a vest that preschoolers can wear.
Preschooler Participation – Fill several paper plates with different colors of finger paints. Finger paint is thick enough that it will easily show up on the dark paper. Let preschoolers finger paint their paper bag vest.
Allow the paint to dry for several hours. When the paint is dry, help each preschooler use safety scissors to cut a fringe around the bottom edge of their vest. Preschoolers can wear their Indian vest with an Indian headdress and lunch sack moccasins as part of a festive Thanksgiving pretend play activity.
Lunch Sack Moccasins – Use yarn to tie paper lunch sacks to preschoolers feet to create matching moccasins to add to their Indian costume. This footwear makes a fun crunching sound as preschoolers walk.
Noodle Necklace – Color large noodles by mixing food coloring and rubbing alcohol. Let preschoolers thread a piece of yarn with the noodles when they are dry to make an easy necklace to add to their costume.