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10 Thanksgiving Crafts from Moms Who DIY

by Jeanne Sager on November 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM

10 Thanksgiving crafts for kidsThere's nothing like a macaroni and glitter encrusted hand "turkey" to tip off the family that your toddler took the lead on the Thanksgiving crafts this year.

You can be thankful that they'll pretend they like their cranberry sauce with extra globs of drippy glue, or you can do one better Mom and Dad. Go with the Thanksgiving decor that your kid can make and your guests will appreciate.

Use up all those single gloves you found while assessing how ready the family is for winter to make a cute twist on the old hand turkey from Domestic in the City.hand turkey

Keep it thrifty -- and green -- with a pinecone and leaf turkey from Peppers and Pollywogs.

You'll have to hit the hardware store, but paint chip turkeys mix funky and functional together (they double as placecards) thanks to this idea from Lizards and Ladybugs.

Or you can use up the old Halloween candy for a tasty turkey (also from Lizards and Ladybugs) that looks too cute to actually eat . . . but your kids probably will anyway.

thankful treeDrive home the reason for the season and get a centerpiece for the table in one fell swoop with this thankful tree from Sit, Relax and Read.

A corn husk candle holder lights up the holiday table with this easy peasy how to from Morning Sun Rae. This will require some help, but the kids can embellish the outside easily.

What goes in the center of the kids table? A jar of turkey toes filled by little hands, of course. Check out No Fuss Fabulous' silly idea.

Leave more space for food on this year's table -- show your spirit with a Thanksgiving bunting that let's them practice their handwriting from Alpha Mom.

ship placecardsGive every guest their own handmade Mayflower with origami ship placecards from Two Straight Lines that are easy enough for kids to do while you're making dinner.

Simple is better, so let the pine cone hunt begin! Painted cones make perfect placecards with this tutorial from Almost Unschoolers.

Images via Domestic in the City; Sit, Relax and Read; Two Straight Lines


  • Momfo...


    November 21, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Cute thanks for the ideas. I like the pinecone turkey. 

  • maine...


    November 21, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    I really like the "thankful tree" table centerpiece....and the pinecone turkey seems easy enough to make :)

  • MomIWant


    November 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Nice ideas!

  • frysh...


    November 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    I like the stray mitten decoration

  • Annalise
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    November 22, 2010 at 5:47 PM
    GREAT ideas! i also like the thankful tree :) have you ladies used Red Tricycle before, i have found so great kid crafts and recipe ideas Happy Thanksgiving -Annalise
  • Carey...


    November 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Oh VERY CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! I love the Turkey gloves!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tazdvl


    November 23, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    thanks for the ideas

  • tonya...


    December 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    love the gloves

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