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Now that the Jack o’ Lanterns have had their run and the trick or treaters have all gone home, we’re already gearing up for the next big holiday!
A lot of times, Thanksgiving seems to get a little lost in the shuffle between Halloween and the busy Christmas season, so I wanted to make sure that we took some time this year to really focus on this particular holiday.
We’ve already gotten a good start on the decorations since our little turkey pal is hanging out on our kitchen table, but he can’t really hang out there all by himself!
Well now, he doesn’t have to!
This fun Indian Corn craft for preschoolers is now decorating the table right along with him.
A few weeks ago, while looking hanging out on Pinterest (you really do just get sucked in over there), I came across these fun Thanksgiving napkin rings. Adorable right?!
And that is where the idea for the fine motor version came from :)
Rather than Popsicle sticks and felt, we created some gorgeous Indian corn with a toilet paper roll and some buttons.
Making these with your preschooler is super easy! Did I mention that you’re only going to need 4 materials to make them? They are:
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Buttons in various Fall colors
- Yellow Tissue Paper
If your child is old enough, let them add some dots of glue themselves but if not, just dot the glue in lines down the cardboard tube and let them get to work with the buttons.
You could easily have them practice their colors by putting them in a certain order or make a few fun patterns with the colored buttons that you have.
See? Those little minds are working even during craft time :) Not to mention the workout their fine motor skills are getting by picking up all of those small buttons!
Once your cardboard roll is covered in buttons and your glue is all dry, have your child roll up a piece of yellow (or brown if you’d like) tissue paper and stuff half of it into the cardboard tube.
Now you’ve got yourself another fun Thanksgiving decoration made just for you by adorable little hands!