Easy thanksgiving crafts for kids are the ideal thing to keep your little guests busy as you prepare your stunning main Thanksgiving menu. Whether or not you decide to create one of your all-time favorite craft projects before Thanksgiving Day or leave some craft supplies strewn about the table, you can’t go wrong with either one of these enjoyable, easy, and usually completely free craft ideas. If you’re lucky enough to have an early Thanksgiving party, your guests will be thrilled to receive a hand made gift or even better–a handmade new craft! And thanks to the Internet, there’s never been a better time to find easy thanksgiving crafts for kids. Here are just a few suggestions:
If you’re looking for a fun way to connect the holiday’s theme of thanksgiving with the colors of the season, make a pumpkin/boar stew using all the appropriate vegetables. Take your kids, preferably eight years old and older, and help them make the centerpiece out of cardboard boxes and a couple of large sticks. Pop in some artificial/real pumpkin peelings, drizzle on some fake butter and arrange the vegetables on top of the cardboard stick centerpiece. Add a few fresh cranberries and you have a fresh, tasty centerpiece that can easily be taken home and served at dinner. This is also a great activity for kids who love to be creative and who like to help others make things.
A great family project for parents to do together before Thanksgiving dinner is to create place cards for everyone. They can be used to congratulate friends or family members on being a part of the festivities, or thanks in advance for a certain favor they’ve requested. Place card templates can be purchased or be made by hand using templates found online. (We like to use “Make Yourself Cards” because it is both fun and flexible.)
If you’re looking for an even more hands-on Thanksgiving craft for kids that the whole family can participate in together, try making a Turkey Craft or Turkey Scrapbook. This fun and easy paper plate-making art project use all the same turkey-related craft materials as other Thanksgiving crafts, such as construction paper, stickers, markers, paints, yarn, pasta, and other goodies from the grocery. All you need to do is to take a plain old plate and add decorations, ribbons, buttons, flowers, leaves, and other embellishments. When finished, this homemade gift will not only look fantastic on a table or counter, but it will also be a keepsake that your kids can enjoy for years to come.
The perfect craft for Thanksgiving is a simple paper plate turkey craft for kids. This fun activity allows the entire family to get into the holiday spirit while working on something together. In order to make this simple paper plate turkey craft, start by listing down all the things you know that your kids will need when making a thanksgiving craft. That way, you can be sure that they are going to have everything they need on hand when they head out to the craft store, or online to purchase the materials. It will also ensure that your kids will be satisfied with their thanksgiving gift.
One of the easiest thanksgiving activities for kids is a pumpkin pie thanksgiving craft time project. This is a great activity because it doesn’t require a lot of work or thought on the part of the kids. If you have young children, make sure you teach them about the different ingredients used in pumpkin pie. While you’re at it, teach them about preparing different kinds of fruit for pumpkin pie, and about using spices to enhance the flavor of the pumpkin pie. If you’re not sure what kind of fruit to use, you can always buy some raisins or other gourds at the grocery and combine those with some sugar, cinnamon, and butter to give them a little texture.
If you’re wondering what kind of food to serve at a thanksgiving dinner, you’re in luck. There are plenty of easy Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to entertain both the younger crowd and the older children. You can even make them according to your own personal tastes and likes. For instance, if your kids love pasta, why not get them a recipe for a pizza that’s filled with homemade tomato sauce? They’ll absolutely love it!
If you and your kids really want to get creative, you can take this idea of using Thanksgiving turkey windsocks to the next level. Instead of just buying a bag of feathers from the store, why don’t you consider making your own? While this might be more complicated than going to the craft store, you can rest assured that your efforts will be rewarded in a special way thanks to your child’s fun and artistic vision. All you have to do is find a turkey feather that your kid loves and purchase enough of them to cover the entire turkeys’ legs. You can now give the thanksgiving turkey gift they’ll surely love by sewing it into a beautiful headrest for the centerpiece of their buffet table. This will surely make any thanksgiving turkey a hit amongst everyone in their immediate family.