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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Hey crafty friends! If you’re looking for some last minute Thanksgiving crafts for kids I have a few to share with you today. I know keeping the kids busy while trying to prepare Thanksgiving dinner can be a challenge. I often try to have several craft projects or activities planned ahead in case they get restless waiting for turkey time. If you’re in the same predicament then here are a few things that will help keep the little ones busy.

Pinecone turkeys – these are the kids favorite Thanksgiving craft. We make them every year after a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood looking for pinecones.

Having crayons around is always a great idea. Especially for those coloring placemats you can buy at the Target dollar spot or for Thanksgiving printables found online. Last year I made these Pilgrim crayon holders and they were a hit!Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

Turkey treat boxes

Mason jar turkey

Free Printable Bingo Cards

This video from Crayola is also filled with adorable crafty ideas for kids.

 You can follow more of Crayola’s ideas by using the hashtag #ColorfulThanks on Facebook, twitter, and instagram.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!


There are many blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, or better yet all throughout the year. One unexpected blessing in my life is this little blog of mine. Thank you for all of your support. I appreciate you reading my blog and I look forward to sharing more creative ideas with you.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!

From my family to yours.


Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving place card

November has really flown by and I’m not sure how I feel about saying goodbye to Fall. Although I’m excited about Christmas and looking forward to decorating our tree with the kids next week. I have a few last minute Thanksgiving Ideas to share that I didn’t get a chance to post earlier.

Thanksgiving place card

A few days ago I made this Happy Thanksgiving place card. Looking at it makes me happy! The colors and simplicity embody my style perfectly. I’ve said it many time times before but I like simple!

I made the place card by folding a piece of brown cardstock then using a Martha Stewart punch to scallop the bottom. The two center pieces are Lifestyle Crafts die cuts and the stamp is from Hobby Lobby.

Thanksgiving place card

Speaking of Martha Stewart, here are a few craft ideas from the expert herself to help decorate your Thanksigiving table:
-Decorate bottles or jars with Doily Lace labels to create a coordinating theme throughout your tablescape
-Martha Stewart also has “Woodland Wine Labels” that you can use to cover existing bottle labels. Add a little glitter or rhinestones for extra pizzaz!
-Another fun idea is to create doily lace coasters for your glassware.
-Create custom place cards by using punches and cardstock
-For a simple, classic look wrap napkins with bakers twine. I found a package of 6 Martha Stewart twine spools at Michaels. Use the brown and white for Thanksgiving then the red and white spool for Christmas!

If you’re looking for a special deal on Martha Stewart products use the code 25CYBER from November 19-26 to receive 25% off at MarthaStewartCrafts.com. Next week I’ll show you an awesome new product that’s joined the Martha Stewart punch collection..if you don’t have a cutting machine this will be a fun one to check out!

For the kids table make Pilgrim Crayon boxes to help keep them occupied.

Then create a simple tablescape with mini pumpkin candles


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I was not compensated to write this post, however I did receive a punch to review for an upcoming post that I’m excited to share with my readers.

Give Thanks Banner & Elmer’s Giveaway

Give Thanks Banner

Happy Friday! The countdown to Thanksgiving is officially on. With less than a week away I thought it was time to create a simple Framed Give Thanks Banner for our living room. It’s where our family spends time together the most and lately I’ve really enjoyed talking to the kids about what we are thankful for. My daughter who’s 3 is starting to ask about giving back and I love hearing her responses on how we can help others.

Give Thanks Banner

To make the banner I used the X-ACTO Basic Shapes template to trace then cut out my tags. I’ll be honest I thought it was going to take me forever to cut the tags out but i promise it was a very quick process. If you don’t own a cutting machine the templates are your best friend! There are so many designs in each package, plus they have various sizes for each shape. The tag template I used has 6 different sizes to choose from. Pretty sweet!

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

Once I cut my tags with the X-ACTO scissors I made paper rosettes to hot glue in the center. I used the X-ACTO self healing mat and X-ACTO knife to cut the strips. You can check out my St. Patrick’s Day Banner and Paper Ornaments to learn the basics of making a paper rosette.

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

For the letters I used American Crafts Thickers found at Hobby Lobby. I love these stickers! To hang the tags I taped the string to the back and used mini Canvas Corp clothespins, also found at Hobby Lobby.

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Banner

The awesome people at Elmer’s want to give one of my readers a $150 value craft supply box filled Elmer’s and X-ACTO products! Here’s what one lucky reader will get:

Elmer's giveaway

·         Designer Series Gripster Craft Knife
·         Designer Series 12” Metal Ruler
·         Designer Series 12” X 12” Self Healing Mat
·         Designer Series 8” Scissors
·         Designer Series 5” Precision Tip Scissors
·         Designer Series Basic Shape Templates
·         Designer Series Decorative Shape Templates
·         Painters Bright Colors
·         Painters Sherbet Swirl
·         Dot Runner
·         Foam Mounting Tape
·         Thin Medium Glue Spots
·         All Purpose Glue Stick
·         Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
·         Elmer’s Designer Tape


Be sure to check out the Elmer’s Craft It! Facebook page for DIY tips and crafting inspiration.

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Disclaimer: I received Elmer’s products to facilitate my review. As always all opinions are my own.

Pilgrim Treat Boxes

Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

My mother-in-law is hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year. All of our out of state family will be here to spend the week with us. She’s mentioned making ornaments with the kids the day after Thanksgiving, which I think is a fantastic idea. Those are some of the best memories to make don’t you think? Since she’s been busy planning out the weeks activities I thought it would be fun to make something for the kids. While browsing the Silhouette store I found these adorable Pilgrim Treat Boxes. I knew immediately that they would be great for holding crayons in.

Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids


I can’t stop admiring how cute they are, those designers are pretty talented! If you have a Silhouette it makes it very easy to cut dimensional shapes just like the Pilgrim Treat Boxes. You simply cut the shape out, fold at the perforated line, and glue it all together.

Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids - Pilgrim Treat Boxes


Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

There’s an Indian treat box too that I’m going to use. I plan to fill them with crayons and maybe a small toy inside to keep them occupied while we wait for Thanksgiving dinner. I have several more to make so that each child can have their own.

Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids - Pilgrim Treat Boxes



Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids - Pilgrim Treat Boxes

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