Need something fun for and entertaining for the kids while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner? Encourage them to play with their food on these fun food face plates.
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I have seen these Food Face Plates around and have always thought it would be fun to make faces with your food. So instead of spending $9.95 on some, we made our own by drawing a face with Sharpies on paper plates.
We gathered up a variety of food to decorate them with. For example, noodles, dry pinto beans, kidney and black beans, split peas, pretzel sticks and cheerios. Then we let the kids design and decorate to their liking. I thought the older kids would get fairly bored, but they actually made a couple of different faces.
We used regular Elmer’s white school glue and it worked great to hold everything in place if the kids want to save their faces, or don’t glue them and let the kids experiment with different faces. When finished, they just slide the food pieces off and start over again.
Then we decided to trace the kids hands and they each made a turkey. Now I know this is not exactly a new and brilliant idea, but it might be something that you can use to entertain the kids when Thanksgiving rolls around.
Especially if you have a lot to get prepared for your Thanksgiving feast or a house to clean before company comes….Just don’t clean the kitchen floor until AFTER the kids are finished decorating their faces!
And in the spirit of giving, you can click here to download our Food Face to trace onto your own paper plates.