4 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Do with Your Kids!

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means family and friends are about to take over your home for dinner, football, parades, and leftovers. In preparation for all of this wonderful mayhem, you may be searching for some fun ways to keep your kids out of the way of the pies in the oven, cranberry sauce mixing, and potato mashing. We have some great crafts to keep your kids entertained during the Thanksgiving day kitchen chaos. 

 

1. Handprint Turkey Hat 
What You'll Need...
  • Brown, white, orange, yellow, and red paper
  • Glue/Tape/Stapler
  • Black marker
Instructions
  1. Cut two wide strips of brown paper and measure your child’s head.
  2. Tape or staple it together and cut out two white circle eyes.
  3. Trace your child’s handprint on three different colored papers, then cut them out.
  4. Make a turkey head figure with the brown paper and have the kids glue some eyes and a beak to it.
  5. Glue the handprints behind the head and glue or tape the whole thing onto the headband.
  6. Cut out two strips for the turkey’s feet and tape them on the inside. Gobble gobble!
Taken and Modified from: Crafty Morning 

 

2. Corn Wreath
What You'll Need...
  • White and green construction paper
  • Yellow, orange, red and brown paper
  • Paint (colors appropriate for harvest corn)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Twine
Instructions
  1. Paint the construction paper using pieces of bubble wrap. It gives the look of the individual kernels on a corn cob.
  2. After the Construction paper dries, cut out corn shapes and add some green construction paper to make the corn husks.
  3. Use a piece of cardboard for the form of the wreath and glue on the the corn.
  4. Add a piece of twine to hang the wreath from. 
Taken and Modified from: 1 Pure Heart 

 

3. Gratitude Tree
What You'll Need...
  • Craft paper
  • String
  • A handful of twigs/tree branches
  • Pen or Marker
  • Small rocks
Instructions
  1. Take a cut out of the craft paper in the leaf shape.
  2. Use the craft leaf as a template for tracing the rest of the leaves on a bigger sheet.
  3. Punch holes in the leaves tie a piece of string in the holes.
  4. Add rocks to the base of the vase and stick the tree branch there so that it stands erect.
  5. Ask your kids to draw or write about things that they are thankful for. If they are too young, you can write for them.
  6. Tie the leaves on the tree branches .
Taken and Modified from: Kids Activities Blog

 

4. Turkey Napkin Holders
What You'll Need...
  • TP Rolls (1/2 a roll per place setting)
  • Spray paint to paint TP Roll if desired.
  • 4 colors of felt
  • Googly Eyes
  • Thick Ric Rac
  • Hot Glue Gun
Instructions
  1. Cut a standard toilet paper roll in half.
  2. Spray paint your two pieces if desired (I used my copper spray paint because I’m slightly obsessed with it, but you could totally leave the roll unpainted).
  3. Using four colors of felt, cut individual feather shape out (I drew a stencil freehand on a piece of thin cardboard, and then traced that onto each piece of felt).
  4. Hot glue the feathers onto the TP Roll.
  5. Glue on the eyes.
  6. Cut a triangle out of orange felt for beak (again … freehand), and glue onto roll.
  7. I used a piece of thick Ric Rac cut into the shape of a snood and glued that on.
  8. Roll up napkin and stick it inside! 

Taken and Modified from: View from the Fridge

 

Hope you all found these fun and simple. Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

 

 

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