Family Matters: Thanksgiving crafts for kids

[ 1 ] November 16, 2012 |

Thanksgiving is coming up quicker than ever this year, but there’s still time this weekend and next week to do some fun, seasonal crafts with the kidos. Here are some of my favorites, created by some fantastic bloggers.

Pine Cone Turkey
These hilarious little things are fun, easy, and a delight to make. Park them in windowsills, on mantels, and at the kids’ table on Thanksgiving.
How to:
Get directions from Such Things, here.

Leaf Garland
This one is my favorite. Have everyone write something they are thankful for on a leaf. Hang in a doorway, window or from a chandelier.
How to: Get directions from Full Circle, here.

Nature Sculptures
With the magic of Sculpey, this is a super-easy natural craft for pretty much every age. Perfect for a post-Thanksgiving meal stroll in the woods.
How to:
Get directions at plum pudding, here.

Turkey Pancake
Not exactly a craft, or rather an edible one! What kid can resist this kind of seasonal breakfast art?
How to:
Get directions at Little Nummies, here.

Felt Napkin Rings
This could be an annual project, adding new colors and variations each year. By the time the kidos are grown, there’s a banquet’s worth!
How to:
Get directions at craftstylish, here.

Place Cards
Letter-shaped noodles make great placecard materials, and Eden Organic Vegetable Alphabets noodles come in perfectly autumnal colors.
How to:
Get direction from inhabitots, here.

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Category: crafts, family matters, seasonal

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Anisa,
    Thanks for posting these. My boys love when I make pancakes into different shapes. Now I know what I’ll make this Sunday morning.
    The garland is also a great idea. I might try the same idea with snowflakes, too. Seasonal thankful garland.

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