How about a couple of kid-friendly Thanksgiving crafts to kick off the posts for November! Here at our house, we are always looking for fun and easy ways to decorate the table, and both of these crafts are on our list to make this year.
The first is a simple “give thanks” banner for the table. To make this, you will need ten different sticks, 16 to 18 inches in length. The sticks are painted with acrylics – if you look at the picture above, four different colors were used – blue, orange, green and brown.
The sticks are placed in tall drinking glasses, which have been filled with beans. The letters are hand drawn and are attached to 3-1/2″ circles, which are then adhered to larger five inch circles. Such a cute project! I have a Cricut die cut machine, so I plan to use it to cut the circles and the letters for this project. You can get the full instructions at Parents.com…
SCRAPLIFTER SOURCE: “Give Thanks” Table Centerpiece Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft
The second project is also from Parents.com. Every Thanksgiving, I make a thankful tree, with paper leaves for our family and guests to write down what they are thankful for. This yarnball turkey uses the same concept, but instead of leaves, the thankful thoughts are written on the turkey’s feathers.
The base of the turkey is a 9-inch styrofoam ball. The bottom of the ball is cut off so that it does not roll, then wrapped with dark brown yarn. The head of the turkey is a smaller 4-inch yarn ball from tan or light brown yarn, and is attached to the body using a wooden craft stick. Felt is used to create the eyes, beak and wattle. The feathers are cut from card stock or colored paper. These are adhered to wooden craft sticks and placed into the turkey body.
SCRAPLIFTER SOURCE: Thanksgiving Yarnball Turkey Centerpiece
I’m hoping to get my six year old working on both of these soon, instead of waiting until the last minute (like I usually do!). I will update this post with pictures of our two projects after we make these. In the meantime, if you have other Thanksgiving kids’ craft ideas that you want to share, feel free to do so by leaving a comment below or submit your idea using our submission page.