Easy Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

Easy crafts for your Thanksgiving table.You don’t have to go crazy decorating your home for Thanksgiving, but anytime you’re having guests over it’s nice to set a festive table. Watch this video for some EASY crafts you can do with the kids (if I can make these decorations, anyone can!).


Here are the full instructions in print form:

Thanksgiving turkey cups!Turkey Cups: So simple and a neat way to serve a Thanksgiving appetizer or candy. Take any simple clear cup. Cut a round circle for the turkey’s face, a triangle for the nose (upside down) and a little tongue — sticky eyes and you’re all set.  Stick different color leaves along the back and your turkey is ready to go.  These cups are fun because you can fill with candy or your child can even use as an actual cup during the big meal!




An easy Thanksgiving craft: the turkey hand print. Turkey Hand Print: This is so easy. Trace your child’s hand and foot on a piece of paper and cut out, and use these shapes to trace onto and cut out from different pieces of construction paper.  The kids have will have so much fun doing this and it’s a great keepsake as well.  So much fun to have a cut-out for each year and to watch the hands and feet grow!



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19 Responses to Easy Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

  1. Chris November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I am extremely thankful for a healthy family and a warm house!

  2. Lindsay L. November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I’m so thankful that I get to share this holiday with my husband and son, we’re apart way too often!

  3. Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    We made a similar turkey, but we put the hand prints on a toilet paper roll. :) This Thanksgiving I’m most thankful for the health of my loves ones. When times get tough I remember that at least we are safe and healthy! Thank goodness!

  4. Katy November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m most grateful this Thanksgiving for my amazing dream come true daughter who loves to make crafts with me to decorate our table!

  5. Naomi November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m grateful that my family is healthy and relatively happy most of the time. Also that my mom ordered dinner so I don’t have to cook, although I was planning to. And I’ll still bake.

  6. Anitha Kuppuswamy November 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I am thankful for the power of the internet. It gives me the ability to work from home and be there for my family!

  7. Jennie November 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I am grateful that my WHOLE family will be home for Thanksgiving … we are very proud of my brother just returned from duty in Afghanistan.

    • Melissa Lawrence November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

      Jennie, that is wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Kathy Dickens November 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I am thankful for my family. I have blessed with 2 children (10 & 2) and a wonderful husband. My son loves his little sister so much and I love they usually get along!

  9. chana u November 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    grateful for my wonderful children

  10. Alana P November 21, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    This Thanksgiving I am most grateful that my 9.5 month old daughter is graduating from her DOC Band with a beautifully rounded head & through physical therapy she no longer has Torticollis!

    • Melissa Lawrence November 28, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Congratulations Alana — we will reach out to you about your prize!

  11. sharon November 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    After struggling with a difficult pregnancy and birth……I am thankful for having a healthy beautiful baby girl….She has made my year :)

  12. brooek t November 22, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    I am grateful for my family!

  13. lace November 23, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I am grateful that my family is healthy and we have a wonderful time together.

  14. Janice November 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I am grateful for my grandchildren and my job

  15. Brad November 25, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I have a lot to be thankful. I am most thankful for my mother. Now that I am a father I see what a sacrifice my mom made for me. My parents divorced when I was very young (7). My mother worked to support us and she always supported. In the 70’s it was uncommon for parents to be divorced. She always encouraged me and was always there to help me when I was having problems at school (because my parents were divorced kids would be mean) I am a lot stronger because of my mom and I believe I am who I am today because of her. I am to thankful that we live close and I am able to talk to her whenever I want to.

  16. Melissa-CloudMom November 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    These comments are bringing tears to my eyes, I am so happy to hear stories of families enjoying their time together for the holidays and appreciating each other. I am so grateful to all of you for coming to comment, and for not making fun of my pretty basic Thanksgiving table decorations! Xo Melissa

  17. Melissa Lawrence November 28, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    The winner of this giveaway is Alana — congratulations and I’m so happy to hear about your baby!

    Thank you everyone for your comments. I’m also very grateful for a happy, healthy family this holiday season. XO, Melissa