In November 2008, I launched Woo! Jr. right before Thanksgiving with a handful of printable masks and turkey coloring pages. Little did I realize that not even one year later it would be such a huge network of sites for children, and that I would be able to make a living doing crafts and coloring with my kids. I don’t need Thanksgiving to be grateful this year – every day is play day in our family and my life is about as close to perfect as you can get.
So I got a little nostalgic making these Thanksgiving masks today – sometimes that dang universe sure leads us to exactly where we need to be, don’t you think?
Paper Masks for Thanksgiving
We suggest using heavier card stock paper to print these on. You can also reinforce the string holes in the mask by adding masking tape to the BACK of the paper before you cut it out. These would be a fun thing to give to kids to keep them busy while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner! You might suggest they act out a scene from what they imagine the first Thanksgiving would have been like after the harvest in the year 1621.
Here is that turkey mask – one of the very first things I ever posted on Woo! Jr. (at the time it was just Animal Jr.). You can choose one to color yourself, or print the full color printable mask on your color printer.
You might also like this darling turkey footprint art project for kids!