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Given below are a few ideas to make your thanksgiving dinner more colorful, creative and special. Whether you are keeping it a family event, or inviting guests, they are sure to make the event suited for thanksgiving.                                                                                                   
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Thanksgiving Tablecloth 
You will need:
Plain white table cloth 
Fabric paint 
Printing items- here are some suggestions:
Use potatoes to cut desired shapes into and use to print on the cloth. 
Sponges- these can also put cut using scissors to make a great print for example a pumpkin. 
Feathers  and Corn Cob 

Please get the cloth washed and ironed first.This will give you a nice flat surface to work on.
Place the cloth on a clean wide space and lay down protective newspaper. 
You can use a paper or Styrofoam plate to put the paint on.
Try and choose fall colors and colors that bear the message of Thanksgiving to you- gold, brown, green, orange, red etc... 
Nature print: Trace pictures of characters like turkeys, the face of native Indians from any book and use pencil to print them on the material through the tracing paper.
If you want to include leaves as a print item you can get them from outside your house and trace them right on the material with a pencil and paint later. The more characters the more diversity. But don't make it look clumsy and cluttered.

Thanksgiving Placemat

Items:
Large sheet of construction paper - 1
Construction paper to cut out dinner items 
White craft glue or a glue stick 
Pencil 
Magic markers 
Scissors
Laminate to cover the placemat when it's finished 


Construction:
First decide the spot to place the dinner items. You might want to gently sketch or mark where this will be on the large piece of construction paper. 
Draw the items to be included on the placemat and cut them out. Then glue them to the large sheet of construction paper. 
Do any writing or any other decorating. Like the drawings of some of your favorite people who might attend the dinner, the date, the name and so forth. When all these are done laminate them on the placemat. 


PAPER PLATE HAND TURKEYS 
You will need:
Paper Plates 
Pencil 
Scissors 
Markers/Crayons/Colored Pencils 
(Optional: leaves, acorns, goofily eyes and glue) 

For each turkey, you need one paper plate. Place your hand in the center of the paper plate, spread out so your fingers are separated. Trace your hand with a pencil. If you need help doing this, ask a parent or older sibling to trace. 
Carefully cut out the hand on the plate. The thumb is the head of the turkey and the fingers are its feathers.  Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to color your turkey. Be sure to include eyes on your thumb so your turkey can see. 
If you're feeling very creative, use leaves or acorns on the fingers for feathers and paste goofily eyes on the turkey. You may need to have two plates for that to support everything. 
Put your turkey on display on the fridge so everyone in the family can see what you made! 

You can also use this idea to make waste plates for thanksgiving dinner. After you make the outline, don't cut it out, rather color it inside. You can also stick the cut outs you have made inside a plate to turn them in thanksgiving waste dinner plates.

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