Posted in Activities for Children, Art, Children's Clothes, Fall, Halloween, Holiday Decorations, Just for Fun, Le Top, Le Top Online Boutique, le•top, Thanksgiving, tagged arts and crafts, bird seed, crafts for kids, Fall crafts, Halloween Crafts, kids holiday craft, le top blog, perch, Peter Pumpkin Bird Feeder, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin seeds, Thanksgiving crafts on October 1, 2010 |
2 Comments »
Fall is here and pumpkins are everywhere! With rain coming our way, what is a fun project – we love the idea of a pumpkin bird feeder. Here is what you can do as a family that will make a nice outdoor decoration…
- Go to any local grocery store or nursery and pick up a small pumpkin (3-5 lbs.)
- Buy regular bird seeds/supplement at a local pet store
- Cut a 3- to 5- pound pumpkin in half
- Scoop out the seeds, but leave a ½-inch thick wall
- Cut a ½-inch-deep groove in the rim for pumpkin seeds
- For perches, poke holes and insert twigs from your yard
- To hang, knot two lengths of twine together in the center; tack knot to feeder bottom
- Fill with birdseed
- Hang anywhere from your porch to a tree in your front yard and enjoy!
Read Full Post »
Posted in Activities for Children, Childhood, Children, Children's Clothes, Holiday, Just for Fun, le•top, Thanksgiving, tagged activities with kids, autumn leaves, construction paper, craft supplies, decorate for thanksgiving, decorate napkin rings, handprint turkey, keepsake, kids holiday craft, le top, mini-masterpieces, Native AMerican headdresses, one of a kind napkin rings, perfect Thanksgiving meal, personalized napkin rings, pilgrims, power towek tubes, pumpkins, quick thanksgiving ideas, ruler, scissors, special touch, thanksgiving craft ideas, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving place cards on November 19, 2009 |
Leave a Comment »
Preparing for that perfect Thanksgiving meal? Include your little ones by making one-of-a-kind napkin rings for a truly special touch. These ‘mini-masterpieces’ can be used for years to come or shared with guests as the reminder of a memorable day.
- source: bhg.com
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Paper towel tubes
- Construction paper
- Craft glue
- Craft supplies (markers, paint, paintbrush, ribbon, beads, feathers, etc.)
Measure and cut the tubes so each ring measures 2 inches in length. Be sure to make enough so everyone coming to dinner has a napkin ring. Cut the same number of 2-inch-wide colored paper strips. Glue the paper strips to the tubes.Now decide how you want to decorate your napkin rings. You could make each different or create a variety of looks. Use markers, paint, ribbon, beads, and feathers to decorate the rings. Here is a great chance to be really creative and fanciful.
Draw a turkey, autumn leaves, pumpkins, pilgrims, Native American headdresses or something fanciful on construction paper, then cut it out and glue it to the ring.
- Draw pictures of each family member to create their own personalized napkin ring or use a photo of each person attending and use it as the face of a turkey, pumpkin or pilgrim that you have glued to the ring.
- Leave a space on your design for names and you’ve turned it into a place card.
Read Full Post »