Ask A Houston Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Ask A Houston Expert: Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Thanksgiving is always a time for spending time with family and friends, whether that means a delicious dinner, time spent watching the big game or even spending the day making cute crafts with the kiddos! Although this day of thanks may not be the same for everyone, the quality time we spend with the little ones is always fun and a great bonding experience.

Crystal Reagan
Simply Being Mom Blog

Crystal is a 30-something wife, mom and blogger. She works at home and has been featured on several publications for her dedication to her amazing website. She enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family and has some great ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Crystal has an awesome list of seasonal crafts on her blog with so many to choose from. The toughest decision will be which one is first on your agenda!

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat

Who doesn’t look better in a hat? This Thanksgiving, the kids will feel extra festive wearing an awesome turkey hat, especially since this is one accessory that they can make themselves. This fun craft can easily turn into a family tradition by making turkey hats for all of the dinner guests every year. What a fantastic tradition to start this year that will carry on for years to come.

What A Turkey

The kiddos will certainly learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving while working on this seasonal craft. Easily used as a centerpiece for the big meal, the thankful turkey will also prove to be a wonderful conversation piece, and one that all guests would be happy to participate and contribute to, even after the delicious meal. The thankful turkey is perfect as a group craft project and one that allows multiple children to team together to create.

Gobble Globes

We could all use a little sparkle in our lives, even on Thanksgiving. This adorable Thanksgiving craft is fun and easy and will sure to be one that the kids will gobble up. This project has so much potential for creativity on an individual level. Each child will have the opportunity to not only choose their own glitter color combination but also to use their vivid imaginations while making the “hand feathers!”

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Thanksgiving Garland

Who says you can’t decorate the house for Thanksgiving? Of course you can! Keep the kids busy and occupied while you’re in the kitchen preparing the big meal by giving them the fun task of creating a simple and fun holiday decorative item. Not only will they have a blast putting this craft together, but they will be encouraged to think about what they are truly thankful for during this meaningful holiday. Sometimes putting your blessings in writing makes for true appreciation for our family, friends and special gifts.

Pilgrim Picture Napkin Rings or Favors

Do you prefer to personalize your dinner table during the holiday season? This year, get the kids in on the decorating action with this simple, fun and completely functional craft. Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing their shining faces at the dinner table as a napkin holder, favor or place card. What a great conversation idea for the dinner guests in addition to letting everyone know where they will be sitting. Organization, fun and creativity are all included in this Thanksgiving craft and this is definitely one that can be incorporated into other holiday dinners as well.

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