These kid-friendly Thanksgiving table decorations will not only brighten up your holiday home, but will also get the kids involved in the preparing the dinner table. Whether you choose to do these projects before the holiday, or as a Thanksgiving day activity, there are crafts for all skill levels included in this week's collection.
Although Danielle's Place features bible-based crafts, these Thanksgiving crafts are suitable for families of all faiths. Highlights include several paper-plate turkeys, a cute napkin holder, and a leaf wreath. Many of the illustrated crafts include printable templates to cut, color and glue, although a few of the printable items are only available to paying members.
With sixty illustrated crafts (don't miss the link to the second page at the bottom of this one) you are sure to find something to delight. How about a Waste Not Pilgrim? "Turn garbage and recycled goods into fun and adorable crafts. This whimsical Pilgrim woman was fashioned from a plastic condiment bottle, a little felt, tempera paint, and lots of imagination." Or try your hand at a turkey made from colored (or painted) craft sticks.
Family Fun's Thanksgiving mini-site is my pick of the day because of the quality of their crafts, and the ability to add projects to a personalized craft box. I also really liked reading the comments added by other site readers. Posting comments is fun too. This section features table decor, but you'll find more projects in the Thanksgiving Crafts section. Look for Balloon Turkeys, Turkey Bread Basket and Turkey Place Markers. Saving favorites in your craft or recipe box requires free registration.
The table crafts from Kaboose are wonderful. Each one is illustrated with a photo, includes a difficulty rating, and a suggested age range. The Paper Cornucopia looks very impressive, yet is rated "Easy." And the Sunflower of Thanks is a "great project to keep younger kids busy as guests arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. Put the kids in charge of collecting an 'I am thankful for' messages for each petal, and then have them glue on to the paper plate to create the flower." Follow the links in the left-hand menu for more Thanksgiving craft ideas.
Laurie Turk, Tip Junkie's publisher, is a creative DIY mom who specializes in holiday crafts and homemade gifts. Her ideas for involving the kids in creating a special table just for them are sure to spark some ideas of your own. In this mini-site, she presents twenty table tutorials that include decor and craft items to keep the kids busy. For even more craft projects, follow the related links at the bottom of the page.