Thanksgiving Day Crafts For The Kids!

Thanksgiving is the start of the busy Holiday season.  So much time and preparation goes into making the perfect feast for everyone to enjoy.  It almost doesn’t leave much time or energy for anything else.  Time and energy for us adults that is!!!! Kiddos on the other hand….they’re still a ball of energy!

Whether you’re busy in the kitchen preparing all the fixings for dinner or in our case, not having children means no toys at Uncle Kevin and Aunt Steph’s house for the nieces and nephews…..which means……. they can get bored!!!

Looking for ways to occupy the little ones?

We’ve got the perfect solution!
Craft time!

Here are some fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids!

thanksgiving-cut-and-past-corn-craft-Credit: No Time For Flashcards

Step by step directions and photos can be found here!

1. Gather your materials. You will need brown ( whole sheet), red,white, yellow and orange construction paper ( scrap paper would do well).  You will also need glue, scissors and a marker.

2. Draw an ear of corn on your brown paper.

3. Cut your paper into smaller strips to make it easier for your child to cut them.

4. Start cutting, If you want smaller kernels of corn, cut the paper into even smaller strips for your child to cut into pieces.

5. Add glue

6. Using your hands add the cut pieces on the cob.

7. Add more glue as needed and keep adding pieces.

8. Let dry

9. Cut the husks from the corn

10. Color with a brown marker

11. Glue the husks over the cob and let dry.

A Child’s Thanksgiving Tree
Credit: Crafts by Amanda

What you’ll need!

Construction paper: red, orange, yellow, green, brown
Cork bulletin board or poster board
Tree template
Glue stick or thumbtacks
Paint for border of bulletin board (optional)
White paper to cover cork (optional)

This first step is optional. Amanda painted the border of her bulletin board with brown paint and covered the cork with white paper because the cork was pretty well used. Again, completely optional.

Trace children’s hands on sheets of red, orange, green and yellow construction paper. Have kids right what they are thankful for on one side, and write their names and the year on the back side.

Cut the tree from brown paper using the template. If you covered your cork with paper or if you used poster board, use a glue stick to attach the tree. If you are using a plain cork board, use thumbtacks to attach the tree.

Use glue stick or thumbtacks to attach the hands to the tree.

Use a piece of yellow construction paper as a border and a smaller piece of white paper glued on top of it, then write your family surname and “Kid’s Thanksgiving Tree” (i.e. Formaro Kid’s Thanksgiving Tree) with a black marker (see picture). Attach to the top of the bulletin board with glue stick.

Display for everyone to see!

Proof that crafts are fun, I want to share a picture of my adorable niece and nephew, Ryleigh and Jack!!!
This is from last Thanksgiving after they made Native American Headdresses at our house.  Like I said…no toys here so I had to have something for them to do!
IMG_4389I think it was a hit!! 🙂

Only 2 weeks till Thanksgiving…..are you ready?!


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