Get Crafty This Weekend, Make These Two Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids! 802

Get crafty with your little ones and have their artwork adorn your Thanksgiving table! Here are two easy crafts that are fun to make with even your youngest Pilgrims!

Pinecone Turkey







This craft is simple to make with just a few basic materials and a pinecone.  Perhaps send the little ones out to search for pinecones and leaves or you may prefer, as I did, to use silk leaves and store bought pinecones. You will also need scissors, glue, felt, and googly eyes.

Step one is to use scissors to cut out a head, two feet, nose and gizzard from felt.  (may be best if completed by an adult- depending on the age of the your child).

Next add the googly eyes, nose and gizzard to the felt Turkey head.

Choose your leaves and add them to the pinecone.  Working from the outside in, glue one leaf to the pinecone at a time. (I played with leaf colors and shapes until I had a tail I liked)

Now its time to add the head.  Add glue to the pinecone and place the head in the center of the feather line on the front of the turkey

Finally, time to add the feet.  Add drops of glue to the feet and add them to the pinecone.

The finished product:


Pottery Pilgrim Hat & Native American Chief

If the pinecone turkey is one too many steps or you have a large amount of guests coming, try these hats and feathers on for size.

To create these adorable decorations, you will need small terracotta pots, paint markers (black, red, green, yellow & gold), glue, feathers and googly eyes.

Take one of the small terracotta pot and paint it black.

Using the gold paint marker, draw a buckle on the rim of the pot to complete the Pilgrims hat.

Now for the Chief.  Start by decorating the rim to create the band of his headdress.

Next add a smile and then two small drops of glue to mount the googly eyes.

Add glue to the inside of the back rim, opposite the face.  Select the colors and size feathers you would like to add and set them into the glue

I created both of these easy crafts with my 4 year old.  We had a great time shopping for supplies and putting these cute decorations together.  They will make a perfect hand-made addition to our Thanksgiving Day table!

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Patchogue Today to Judge the 26th Annual Christmas Boat Parade 98

Tonight is the Patchogue River Christmas Boat Parade preview party at Off Key Tikki from 5pm to 8pm. Come down and tour the docks at West Bank Marina at Off Key Tikki to view all the boats participating in the Parade. Pick a favorite and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award while enjoying food and drink specials.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 24th, is Patchogue River Christmas 26th Annual Boat Parade. The Parade is the perfect ending to the weekend that kicked off Patchogue’s Holiday Season.  This year’s Parade is themed A Pirate Christmas! Approximately 30 boats from across Suffolk County are expected to participate.  The Boat Parade begins at 6pm and it will take vessels about an hour to travel up and down the river.   Riverfront Restaurants such as The Oar Steak & Seafood GrilleDrift 82Off Key TikkiHarbor Crab Co. and Island View Marina will have live music and themed specials.  There are also free public viewing areas where families can view the Parade.  Watch Hill Ferry Terminal on West Avenue and Town of Brookhaven Sandspit Marina on Brightwood Street are said to be two of the best locations.  It is recommended for families to arrive early and make sure to dress warmly.

Patchogue Today is honored to be judging the Boat Parade for the second year in a row. In addition to the Peoples Choice Award which will be decided on Saturday, judges will be tasked choosing winners in the following categories: Best Sound /Music, Best Lights, Closest to Theme, and Best Overall.  Grab your friends and family and come join us to celebrate another great Patchogue Holiday tradition.

Click here to see Highlights from last years Christmas Boat Parade.










































Anchor Real Estate Celebrates Grand Opening 36

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. celebrated its Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. Owner Gina Ferraro was welcomed to the community by members of The Patchogue Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees were treated to beverages and light snacks and a Holiday Market with items available from vendors such as handmade market co., One Hope Wine, Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef.

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. is located at 83. E Main Street in Patchogue.

Here are a few photos highlighting the event.

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