Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.
This November, invite your family to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving with festive holiday crafts. Whether you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy after school or are planning a project to keep little ones occupied on Thanksgiving Day, these are some favorites at our house. The best part? You’ll even get some decor out of it!
These crafts not only build anticipation for Turkey Day, they also provide decorative materials for your dining table. It’s a win-win situation!
Craft feathers or feather shapes cut from craft paper, scissors, glue, large craft paper
Trace a plate you will use at Thanksgiving onto a piece of craft paper then cut the circle out. On one side of the circle, glue feathers down around the entire circumference. Let the glue dry. When you set the table, put the feathered craft paper down underneath the plate and you have a festive Turkey Day accent!
Cardstock or pre-cut placards, markers, scissors
If you don’t have pre-cut placards, cut a 3″by 5″ rectangle out of the cardstock and fold it in half. On the front side, write the name of the person who will be sitting at that setting. On the inside, have your kids write down what they appreciate about that person.
Craft paper, markers, scissors
Place your hand on the craft paper and trace it using a marker. With the outline of your thumb as the head, your palm as the body and the rest of your fingers as the feathers, decorate the hand shape like a turkey. Cut the shapes out. Make enough for everyone at the table to have one at their place setting.
ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Whether there will be one kid at your Thanksgiving feast or 20, it’s always a good idea to keep them occupied and out of the kitchen. After all, the adults will need a free hand to put the finishing touches on the turkey (or watch the game in peace).
Native American headdress
Craft paper, scissors, markers or crayons
Measure the circumference of your head. Cut a rectangle out of craft paper to make a headband that’s as long as your head’s circumference and 2 1/2″ to 3″ wide. Cut about 15 feather shapes out of craft paper and glue them all on one side of the headband. When the feathers have dried and are secured to the band, glue the band together on the ends so that it makes a complete circle that fits snugly around your head.
Hunt for turkey feathers
Craft feathers or feathers cut from craft paper
Hide a set number of feathers throughout the house. The person who finds the most feathers wins.
Dry square cornhusks, wool felt, twine, glue, scissors
Cornhusks dolls are a classic fall craft. View a simple step-by-step visual here.