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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.

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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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.

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas: Metallic Walnuts

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m not prepared for the year to come to end yet, it seems like Fall is the quickest season to pass. Or maybe that’s only because we don’t actually have Fall weather and colors until November here in central California. It bums me out every year. I should probably move to another state where cold weather lasts a lot longer than a couple of months. As much as I’d like November to stay a little longer I am looking forward to spending time with our family next week.

While searching for quick and easy Thanksgiving Place Card ideas I thought of a cute place card that can be used for a variety of holiday meals. This metallic walnut place card is right up my alley when it comes to decor. I love metallics, shine, glitter you name it!

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

My inspiration for the Thanksgiving Place Card came from no other than my fab idol Martha herself. If you know me personally than you might know that Martha has been my idol since I was a child. I remember staying home on sick days, eating soup in my mother’s bed, while watching Martha Stewart. My husband totally doesn’t understand my absolute admiration for Martha, but that’s OK. I also happen to be arguably her biggest supporter when it comes to buying Martha Stewart products. Every time I see something new I can’t wait to try it. The Martha Stewart liquid gilding is my latest favorite craft item.

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

I used the gold liquid gilding to cover walnuts to use as place card holders. On the Martha Stewart website they place the name cards slightly inside the walnut, but since I used the gilding it filled the crevices and prevented me from doing that. I also didn’t want to slightly open them and risk ruining the gilding so my best option was to add a very small amount of hot glue to hold them in place. You can’t see the glue and it worked really well holding the name tag in place.

Metallic Crafts

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have yet to decide what dish I’m going to contribute to the meal. Any awesome dessert dishes you’d like to share?

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This is NOT a sponsored post, I just really really love Martha. She’s awesome, the end. :)

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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