You have a feast planned for your family and friends, but between the cooking and eating there may still be some time to fill. If your family is tired of football and bored of board games there are always some fun, simple crafts to try out!
You love your niece and nephew, but at times, they can drive you a bit up the wall. The answer is obvious, isn’t it? Craft time! Become the fun aunt/uncle, grandparent, or what-have-you by filling their day with fun-filled activities. With these in the bag, you’ll become the talk of the family feast.
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Thanksgiving Twine Bottles
This one is a win-win situation. In order for this one to work you’re going to need empty wine bottles, twine, hot glue, and decorative flowers. Guess where the empty wine bottles come from? That’s right — you drink and the kids decorate. Truthfully, this is a Thanksgiving craft we think the adults could have fun with as well. It’s simple, clean, and the end result is fantastic Thanksgiving-themed decor that the kids will want to show off. Go ahead… open up that bottle of Merlot.
Cork Thanksgiving Place Cards
When family gatherings get large, seating can sometimes become a pain. Whether it’s old family feuds or different political beliefs/football teams, place cards can save the family a fight during the sit-down dinner. And while you’re stressing out about the seating arrangement, you’ll need to gather supplies to make this happen, which means, you guessed it, more wine! Luckily, this craft doubles as something you’ll actually use the day of.
Grab some corks, feathers, felt supplies, and some craft paper in order to create the cutest turkey place cards. With a little bit of hot glue, you’ll be able to quickly make a themed seating arrangement. If you have the kids involved, don’t shy away from their creative chaos. These turkeys can have a wide variety of colors and sizes that will have the kids proud to show off their creative skills.
DIY Pumpkin Scented Soy Wax Candles
If you love DIY and you’re looking for an activity that will take a bit more time, consider making your own pumpkin candle. Not only do these make a great decoration on your table or throughout the house, but these candles can also help get rid of the food smell after your family is done feasting.
Candle making is also an activity that is great for kids. Help them learn how candles are made and function by creating one with them. With this DIY method you’ll have less clean-up than traditional candle dipping and still have a great experience. Grab some pumpkins and get your house smelling sweet!
- small pumpkins
- pumpkin carving tools or sharp knife
- soy wax flakes (1 lb bag for up to nine small votives)
- pouring pot (which you can buy on Amazon)
- wooden spoon for mixing
- pre-waxed wire wicks w/ clips (again, available on Amazon)
- pumpkin oil scent (or other fall scent, if you prefer)
Arts & Crafts Turkeys
Thanksgiving is one of the most fun holidays for kids and their arts and crafts. Everyone remembers their elementary school days where they cut out turkeys and got ready for the holidays. Now you can do this at home, too! There is a wide variety of craft turkeys you can make with low or no mess or cost!
Handprint Turkey – Paint
This easy one will definitely keep those younger turkeys occupied! Hand paints, pieces of paper, and somewhere to wash off is all that is needed to make a simple handprint turkey!
Bottle Cap Turkey Puppet
What better way to get into crafts than through recycling? With some simple craft supplies like popsicle sticks, paper, feathers, and glue, you’ll be able to create cute little turkeys in no time.
Gratitude Turkey Craft
With a little bit of paper, glue, scissors, and markers, you can help your kids get out their creative itch satiated while also having them practice gratitude! Have them write something they’re grateful for on each feather and by dinner time they’ll be ready to share the things they are thankful for with the whole family.
- An empty toilet paper tube
- A small paper plate
- A small paper cup (Dixie cup)
- Paint (orange, black and brown)
- Googly eyes (available in craft stores/departments)
- Colored construction paper
- Black markers
Kitchen Appliance Reviews
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