It is that time of year again. You are deciding on your Thanksgiving Day menu and have taken it upon yourself to delegate all of the table decorations to your kids. Thanksgiving crafts are among some of the most useful and authentic because many of the ones you will find are practical and they use items from the outdoors. Keep reading to check out three cool Thanksgiving crafts that your kids can do!
1. Acorn Napkin Holder
These acorn napkin holders are extremely easy and add a touch of nature to your Thanksgiving Day décor. This craft can be found on FreeKidsCrafts.com. You will need three pipe cleaners and two acorns for each napkin holder, in addition to glue. It is best to use fall or more natural colored pipe cleaners for this craft.
What you will do is braid the three pipe cleaners together, from end to end. Then, glue an acorn to each end. Your new creation will wind around a napkin with ease!
2. Thanksgiving Paper Chain
Using fall-colored construction paper, scissors and a glue stick, you and your kids can create a paper chain full of things that you are thankful for. After you have written what you are grateful for on thin strips of construction paper, you can make a paper chain that will look beautiful winding around your dinner table!
If you want to go the extra mile, you can purchase stickers or print out pictures of little leaves, acorns or pine cones and stick/glue them on for added flair. These instructions can also be found through the link above.
3. No-Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies
Though this seems more like a cooking activity and less of a craft, I assure you that this project will make for beautiful, edible, decorative pieces to place around your Thanksgiving dinner table.
What you will need are fudge-bottomed cookies, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, Reece’s Pieces Candies, and a tube or two of yellow decorator’s icing. What you will do is lay the fudge-bottomed cookies face down, so the fudge faces up. Then, you will place a miniature Reece’s Cup face down in the center of the face down cookie. You will use the icing to line where the cup meets the cookie, to form a ring. Then, press one of the Reece’s Pieces into the ring of icing to create the hat’s buckle.
More in-depth instructions can be found here.