Hi! The thrifty kids are back with some craft ideas for Thanksgiving. A few times a year, we get to share what we are up to over here as well and so Mom and dad let us share our crafts we made this year. Each year’s crafts are different.
Some of our crafts are for fun and enjoyment and some are for the table. We usually go to grandma and grandpa’s house every year. Mom brings some food, but our grandma’s make most of the meal (and grandpa makes the turkey, or at least carves it!). But we wanted to have a part in the meal and so many years ago, we offered to “dress the table.”
This has become a tradition and the table is dressed with our homemade crafts and decor. We also liked making something for everyone to write what they are thankful for at the table each year. We have done many different things and this is a part that we really enjoy!
Picture of us decorating the table and adding our homemade chocolates last year!
So we might as well share our first craft that we made for each place setting at the table. We made these fun little turkey place markers and treat cups. We also like to make homemade chocolates. Well, last year was the first year and so we wanted to make those again and have something fun to place them in at each spot.
These turkeys were so much fun to make – also because we got to paint! Mom bought 6-packs of the little pots at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and then foam sheets in Thanksgiving colors. That’s it! Oh, and fun colored eyes.
Here’s what you need for these turkey treat place settings:
- mini terra cota pots
- brown paint
- googly eyes (we picked colors instead of black!)
- Foam sheets in brown, orange, yellow and red
- Brown construction paper
- Glue gun (mom did this part)
- Turkey template (mom searched Pinterest and found this pattern)
How to make:
- Paint the pots with the brown color (the funnest part!)
- Trace and cut the faces of the turkeys with the brown foam
- Then trace and cut the feathers from the foam
- Use extra orange to cut out beaks
- Then use brown construction paper to make feet
- Glue the eyes and beak on the face, then glue the feathers, face and feet to the pot!
- Fill with treats and set at each place setting.
- We also plan to have our family fill the feathers out on Thanksgiving with “thankful” thoughts.
There you go! They are cute and they are memorable. Then each family member gets to take their’s home and remember this Thanksgiving.
Next craft that we did just for fun, but that my mom and dad love (because it has our handprints from this year) was cardboard turkeys. We did these with friends for a get together. They cut out the turkey bodies from cardboard and the turkey face parts from foam. These turkeys have the big googly eyes!
Then we traced and cut a bunch of our handprints from different colored paper and even wrote “thankful” thoughts on the fingers of the hands. It was a fun craft!
We are sharing our little sister’s turkey because it is really cute how her turkey has feathers in her favorite colors: blue, purple and pink! That is a little girl’s turkey for sure.
Finally, another craft that we did this year was paper pumpkins. We also made this one with friends. This is a fun and easy one too. Basically, just cut orange paper into strips, then cut out a leaf pattern with green paper. Using brands connect the top and bottom and make a pumpkin shape!
Some of the kids also wrote what they were thankful for, but us older girls liked the plain look to place around our house too!
Well, that’s it for now and from us this year! Maybe we will share our homemade chocolates too! But in the meantime, enjoy these crafts with your kids!
Thanks for reading – Audrey and Katrina