Lots of kids like to play Indian dressup but especially around Thanksgiving when we teach them about the history of the Indians & Pilgrims coming together for the great Thanksgiving feast. An easy craft to do with the kids is to make these simple Indian headbands.
You will need the following:
Cut two 1 1//2 inch lengths from construction paper for the headband parts. Cut from lengthwise side of paper.
Designs can be drawn on the headband or it can be left plain.
Glue strips together to fit the size of your child’s head.
Draw a feather about 8 inches long and cut out. Glue to inside of headband.
Salt dough is an easy dough that you can make with basic kitchen ingredients. It is perfect for making Christmas ornaments with the kids.
There are two basic recipes, one uses only flour and salt, the other adds in vegetable oil. There are a few differences, so read recipe through before starting. Store your salt dough in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but usually not more than a couple of days.
Basic Salt Dough
* 1 cup of salt
* 1 cup of flour
* 1/2 cup of water
* In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
* Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
* Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
* When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container