Gratitude Table Runner You will need a strip of paper about 12-18 inches wide and slightly shorter than the length of your table. You can get butcher paper in various colors at craft stores or school supply stores. Before you set your Thanksgiving table have children and adults make turkeys on the paper by tracing their hand print. On the feathers (the 4 fingers) they write things they are grateful for. Next, color the thumb to look like the turkey head and neck. It will be fun at dinner to see everyone’s turkey and what they are thankful for. You can also use the same idea but with individual placemats.