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Native American Headband

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?  Our turkey is in the fridge dethawing, but we might have to pull the whole water-in-the-sink thing.  Ugh.  A few days ago, we made these Native American headbands so the kids would have something to show off as the family members rolled in.  Want to make some of your own?  Let’s get started!

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What You Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Feathers (I used the same bag from the Easy Turkey project)
  • Glue Stick
  • Stapler
  • Scissors or paper trimmer

What You Do:

Cut the construction paper into strips. I used my paper trimmer, but you could just as easily use scissors.  I cut the bands about 2 inches wide.  Staple two bands together and trim to fit around each child’s head, leaving a little overhang.

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Next, give each child a pile of feathers and a glue stick (do you see a theme to our crafts??).

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Once all the feathers are in place, wrap the band around your child’s head to measure.  Remove from head and staple to create a headband.

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All glued!

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Want to make this a more history-themed project?  Grab one of the books below and read it along with this craft!

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The First Thanksgiving Day

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T is for Turkey

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

(Click on the book to take you to Amazon)

More Thanksgiving Fun

Looking Forward to Christmas??

Me too! Do you have an advent activity planned yet?  If not, Truth in Tinsel and Everyday Emmanuel are two great resources to check out!  Also, be sure to check out Kelli’s Christmas Pinterest Board.

About the Author

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

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