Holiday Crafts

Thanksgiving Welcome Sign

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Thanksgiving Welcome Sign

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue the leaves together.
  4. Finally glue the banner to the top of the leaves.

Pin the sign to the wall or door or hang it with string.

Paper Plate Scarecrow

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Thanksgiving Paper Plate Scare Crow

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Paint a paper plate yellow, light brown or skin color.
  3. Color and cut out all of pieces.
  4. Assemble the flower and glue it onto the hat.
  5. To the bottom of the hat, glue strips of yellow, orange or gray construction paper.
  6. Glue the finished hat to the top of the paper plate.
  7. Next glue on the nose and cheeks.
  8. Finish the craft by using a permanent marker to draw on the eyes, details to the nose and the mouth.

If you choose you can include the bow or leave out the flower.

Leaf Sun Catcher

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Thanksgiving Leaf Sun Catcher

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Glue the template sheet to the back of a sheet of black construction paper.
  3. Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the leaf border shape.
  4. Place the leaf shape onto a self laminating sheet or contact paper, construction paper side down.
  5. Fill in the inside of the leaf with squares of red, yellow, orange and brown tissue paper.
  6. Cover with another sheet of self laminating sheet or contact paper.
  7. Cut out the leaf from the laminating sheet or contact paper.
  8. Stick the leaf/ leaves to the window with double sided tape.

I Am Thankful For…

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Thanksgiving is the one day a year that we set aside to remember all the things that we are thankful for. Many times we can remember the big things, but we forget to thank God for all the little things we take for granted.

This craft will remind your kids of how blessed they are and the need to be grateful for all that they have.

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I Am Thankful For...

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out both circles.
  3. Make a small hole into the middle of the circles and stick a metal brad through it. Open and bend the legs.

Hand Turkey

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Kids like to paint, and more if they get to use their hands. So put that enthusiasm to work by using their little hands to make this hand turkey.

Your kids will love making this adorable hand turkey for their Thanksgiving craft. Not only is this craft simple to make, but your kids will enjoy making it as well.

Hand Turkey

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Add paint to your hand. The base should be brown and add stripes of yellow, red and orange to your fingers.
  3. Place your hand on a piece of white paper. Allow the paint to dry.
  4. Once the paint is dried, cut out the hand.
  5. Color and cut out all of the pieces from the template.
  6. Glue the smaller circle to the larger circle.
  7. Glue on the feet and the beak.
  8. Glue the turkey body to the painted, cut out hand.
  9. Finish the turkey by gluing on googly eyes or two small black circles.

Thanksgiving Turkey

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This is a simple, but cute Thanksgiving craft.

Glue it onto a sheet of brown construction paper, decorate it with fallen leaves and it can be used as a place mat.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue the wings onto the body of the turkey.
  4. Glue the body onto the tail feathers and finally add on the legs.

Fall Welcome Sign

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I love the fall season and considering that yesterday was the first official day of fall I thought it would be good to take a short break from the Ten Plagues Of Egypt crafts and focus on fall. And what could be better for my first craft for the fall season then a welcome sign.

This is the time of year when we get our homes ready for the countless visitors and holidays we will be celebrating. And similarly at our churches with special services, activities or fairs. This sign will serve as a great way of making your home or classroom truly inviting.

Fall Welcome Sign 1

Fall Welcome Sign 2

Instructions

  1. Print the templates onto cardstock. (Template)
  2. Glue each page onto another sheet of cardstock.
  3. Color and cut out each piece minus the fence.
  4. Add glue to the bottom half of the basket and glue it on the fence.
  5. Next glue the leaves above the basket.
  6. Finish gluing on the basket.
  7. Glue on the gourd, then the pumpkin.
  8. Next glue on the welcome sign at an angle.
  9. Finally on the back of the sign tape a piece of brown, tan or orange yarn to hold the sign up.

Peter Denies Jesus

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Peter boldly told Christ that he would never deny Him, but when Jesus was arrested that is exactly what Peter did. When the rooster crowed the third time he realized what he had done, just as Jesus foretold. Peter left the courtyard crying bitterly in shame.

We like to think we would never deny Christ the way Peter did, but there are many ways in which we could do this every day- not saying grace in front of friends and family that are unbelievers, following the crowd so we do not seem uncool, giving our own opinion and not saying what the Bible says so no one will be offended, and not witnessing to those that are around us. Thankfully Jesus offers us mercy, and forgiveness by His perfect love. He can restore us just like He mercifully did with Peter.

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.” Psalm 34:4-5

Peter Denies Christ

Instructions

  1. Print and color the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out all the pieces.
  3. Glue the feet, wings and comb to the body of the rooster.
  4. Finally glue four feathers to each side of the rooster.

You can also use large craft feathers in place of the paper feathers.

Gospel Cross

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This craft makes use of colors to help children understand the gospel message. The color association makes it easy for children to remember each part of the gospel.

Brown– God As The Creator
Yellow– God Is Holy
Black– Our Sin, Total Depravity, Fallen Nature
Red– Blood Of Jesus, His Perfect Sacrifice, Substitutionary Death
White– Repentance
Blue– Faith
Green– New Life, New Creation

Gospel Cross

 

Instructions

  1. Print out, onto a page of light gray cardstock, the cross template. (Template)
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Print pages three to nine onto colored construction paper or cardstock. (Each page is labeled according to color.) Or if you choose you can print out the pages on white paper and your kids can color them in by hand.
  4. Using paper clips place each square on the cross in place. (The paper clips will hold each square in place so you are left with the correct  spacing.)
  5. Glue each square in its place, one at a time.

Fathers Day Coloring Pages

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Coloring pages courtesy of Ministry-T0-Children