Easy Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table
- November 20, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
What are you thankful for this year? This year, and every year, I’m thankful for my loving family! I’m also grateful for our beautiful home where we can have all of our friends and relatives over for Thanksgiving! And speaking of homes, let’s talk Thanksgiving décor! You don’t have to go crazy decorating your home for the holiday, 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!).
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Here are the full instructions for these Fall crafts for kids in print form:
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!
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 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!
Hope you enjoyed these simple decorating ideas! Any other ideas to share? A Thanksgiving table setting? A Thanksgiving wreath? The possibilities are endless! Have fun getting crafty with your kids!
I am extremely thankful for a healthy family and a warm house!
I’m so thankful that I get to share this holiday with my husband and son, we’re apart way too often!
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!
I’m most grateful this Thanksgiving for my amazing dream come true daughter who loves to make crafts with me to decorate our table!
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.
I am thankful for the power of the internet. It gives me the ability to work from home and be there for my family!
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.
Jennie, that is wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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!
grateful for my wonderful children
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!
Congratulations Alana — we will reach out to you about your prize!
After struggling with a difficult pregnancy and birth……I am thankful for having a healthy beautiful baby girl….She has made my year 🙂
I am grateful for my family!
I am grateful that my family is healthy and we have a wonderful time together.
I am grateful for my grandchildren and my job
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.
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
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