4 Printable Thanksgiving Play Dough Mats

 4 Printable Thanksgiving Play Dough Mats

Kids love playing with clay, but sometimes they get bored quickly because they don’t know what to make out of it. These printable Thanksgiving play dough mats will help to solve that dilemma. Choose from 4 different designs — a cornucopia to decorate with pieces of clay, a cornucopia you can fill with play dough food of your choice, a fun turkey you can make as colorful as you want, and some Indian corn you can add a variety of different colors of kernels to.

Download the free, printable templates I provide, and gather together a few other supplies and kids will be occupied for hours.

Supplies Needed to Make These Play Dough Mats:

  • Printer paper
  • Laminating sheets or clear Con-Tact paper

Tools Needed

  • Printer
  • Laminating Machine (not needed if you use clear contact paper)
  • Scissors

Start out by downloading and printing one or more of these Thanksgiving play dough mat templates. You can download either a JPG or a PDF version of these files. Make sure it is set up to print at 100%.

Make Colorful Corn

Download:
| PDF | JPG |

Decorate the Cornucopia

Download:
| PDF | JPG |

Thanksgiving Turkey

Download:
| PDF | JPG |

Fill the Cornucopia

Download:
| PDF | JPG |

Once you have printed out the page (or pages), I highly recommend laminating them so they last a long time. I use a Scotch Thermal Laminator(affiliate link). It is fairly inexpensive and very easy to use. You buy whatever size of Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches(affiliate link) that you need, place the image between the two layers of a laminating pouch, and run it through the machine.

laminating the Thanksgiving play dough mat

If you don’t have a laminator, you can use clear contact paper. Cut two pieces that are about an inch bigger than your template. Peal the paper off one of the pieces of clear Con-Tact paper and lay it, sticky side up, on your work surface. Carefully set the picture, centered, on the sticky Con-Tact paper. Now, take the paper off the other piece of clear Con-Tact paper and place that, sticky side down, on top of your picture. Try to work out any bubbles as you lay it down (the nuisance bubbles are why I prefer my laminator)

That is all you need to do. The kids will now have a lot of fun playing with these play dough mats for many years to come. You might want to mix up a few batches of homemade play dough to keep on hand!

How to Make Thanksgiving Play Dough Mats

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