A great way to help keep the kids busy and out of your kitchen while you are busy making your Thanksgiving feast is to help occupy them with making Thanksgiving decorations. They will have a blast making these fun crafts and will be excited to display their creations for the celebration.
Autumn Leaf Place Mats
Kids will enjoy making and using their very own place mats. And they are very versatile; you can use them over and over again! And don’t worry about clean up they wipe clean with a damp cloth.
You will need these items for this project.
•Several different kinds of different dried leaves
•Acrylic paint and paint brushes
Have the children start by gathering a good sized pile of leaves. Lightly paint the backs of the leaves with paint (the back will leave a better impression of the leaf) and press them to the construction paper. The paint will dry fairly quickly and after, you and the kids can decorate the borders of their place mat with craft scissors or markers. They can make designs throughout the leaves with the markers if they want as well. Laminate the place mats with the contact paper and trim the edges, leaving about 1 and Â½ to 2 inches of laminate around the edge.