getting crafty with the kids {Thanksgiving}

With Halloween successfully behind us, it’s time to start focusing in on Thanksgiving.  As a kid, Thanksgiving was just something that happened between Halloween and Christmas.  There was a lot of food involved and gathering of relatives I hadn’t seen since last Christmas.  And while the tradition was a nice one, it was just that.  There were no costumes, no gifts–not a ton of fun.  Now that my daughter is four (and rapidly approaching 5) I really have to plan fun events for her.  She makes me excited to come up with ways to make this important American holiday not only educational, but fun!  I know, I know, you’re already thinking turkey hand projects, which is a classic.  But, there has to be something else, right?  I’m scouring the net to hopefully bring you some ideas and I’ll start with these:

Why not kill two birds (pun intended) with one stone by incorporating their crafts into your decor?  Yes, I love this idea.

Remember the Halloween Paper Pumpkins?  Why not make some less spooky ones for Thanksgiving?  Tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous

paper pumpkins DIY thanksgiving decor craft

Have all of the kids make the place-markers for the guests with simple materials – brown paper bags, foam letter stickers, card stock.  I found this at Fiskars with no tutorial, but I bet you can figure this turkey leg out!

thanksgiving craft

And for the little ones, OK FINE, I give in.  Make a turkey hand trace, but this time glue in colorful lentils, beans, and other items of like.  Idea found on The Idea Room.

thanksgiving kids crafts

And, of course do not forget your Thankful Tree that everyone, not just the kids can participate in.  Have the kids decorate the tree with the circles and also have them coerce family members to leave their notes of thankfulness.  Tutorial from Simply Vintage Girl.

Thankful Tree Thanksgiving craft

Previous post

Joovy Ergo Caboose {double stroller}

Next post

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins


  1. April 2, 2017 at 5:34 am — Reply

    Of course, what a splendid website and enlightening posts, I definitely will bookmark your site.Have an awsome day!

  2. April 4, 2017 at 2:34 am — Reply

    Thank you for all of the hard work on this web page. My mother take interest in going through research and it’s obvious why. Many of us know all of the compelling way you create helpful ideas through this blog and even strongly encourage participation from people on that subject matter while my child is actually starting to learn a lot. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. Your carrying out a really good job.

  3. April 4, 2017 at 7:16 am — Reply

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  4. April 5, 2017 at 5:06 am — Reply

    It is perfect time to make a few plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I may I wish to suggest you some interesting issues or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things approximately it!

  5. April 6, 2017 at 7:46 am — Reply

    Thank you for another excellent article. Where else could anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  6. April 6, 2017 at 11:21 am — Reply

    Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

  7. April 8, 2017 at 4:14 am — Reply

    At this time it appears like Drupal is the top blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  8. April 10, 2017 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is just great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *