Recycled Thanksgiving Art Activities for Kids

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It doesn’t have to be Earth Day just to talk to your child about recycling and reusing. With Thanksgiving coming up, there are plenty of opportunities to get Earth-friendly, recycle and reuse your way to a cute and crafty project. Combine a lesson in environmentalism with your kiddo’s holiday art activity and try one of these easy ideas!

Popcorn Project

Your child got some sort of popcorn concoction for Halloween. But it’s gone uneaten for almost a month. It’s stale, chewy and not anything that you want your child to eat. That doesn’t mean you have to toss it into the trash. Reuse it as an art material instead.

Have your child paint a turkey’s body. Next, pour pools for paint, dip the popcorn in and print textured feathers on the bird.

Egg Carton Turkey

Your child just drew or painted an adorable Thanksgiving turkey. Now what? Cut an old, clean cardboard egg carton into sections. Dap glue on the turkey’s face and press two segments on, flat-side down to make eyes. Your child can add paint make the eye balls stand out.

Fabric Collage

Reuse old shirts, shorts, socks, towels and other pieces of fabric, turning them into a Thanksgiving collage. Have your child draw a holiday picture. Cut the fabric into pieces and glue it on to the drawing, filling it in with colors and textures.



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