Thanksgiving Dinner Placemats

Brighten up your table on Thanksgiving with these decorative placemats.

Photo: Placemat


  • Large construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Brown, orange, and yellow finger paints
  • Paper plates
  • Clear contact paper


  1. Draw a turkey on a white piece of construction paper.

  2. With the help of an adult, pour the finger paint in a paper plate.

  3. Place your hand into the paint and use your handprint as the turkey's tail feathers.

  4. When the paint is dry, cover both sides of the paper with the contact paper to create an easy-to-clean placemat.

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to create a placemat for each dinner guest.

Text by NGK staff
Photograph by Lyssa White