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A Hand-y Turkey


Give each child a clear plastic glove. Provide children with strips of fall-colored tissue paper and have them stuff each finger of the glove (except the thumb) with the tissue paper. (If you don't mind having a bigger mess to clean up, use shreds of tissue paper instead of strips.) Then fill the thumb with brown tissue paper. Help children fill the remainder of their gloves with popcorn. Tie the bottom of the glove together with a twist tie. Next glue two raisins, one on each side of the thumb, for the eyes. Glue a triangular piece of paper at the end of the thumb for the nose. Let children take their turkeys home to enjoy.


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