One of the most auspicious festivals of the United States of America, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated every year in the month of November on the fourth Thursday. The day is marked as a harvest festival to express thankfulness and gratitude for the generous produce granted by the Lord. Turkeys, feasting, football, parades, and holidaying are the most prominent traditions seen across America. Since the festival falls on Thursday, people get a chance to indulge in a four-day holiday and meet their family, friends, and loved ones. And with gatherings, some fun and enjoyment is bound to happen. As such, besides delicious feasts and prayers, Thanksgiving is also about sheer delight and entertainment. Thanksgiving crafts not only keep the kids occupied in constructive activities, but also provide an opportunity for them to learn new skills. Thanksgiving crafts also give the kids an outlet for their creativity. Check out some simple and interesting Thanksgiving crafts for kids, in the lines below.
Pine Cone Turkey Craft
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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
- Pine Cone
- Acorn or Nut in the shell
- Construction Paper (brown, red, orange, yellow)
- Hot Glue
- Googly Eyes
- Cut out feathers from construction paper.
- Put a small blob of clay on one side of the pine cone to steady it on the table. The pine cone will be the turkey’s body.
- Glue the feathers to the top of the wide side of the pine cone.
- Glue the acorn to the front of the turkey using hot glue.
- Glue on two googly eyes and a small piece of red construction paper (for the turkey’s wattle). Allow the glue to set.
Harvest Candle Holders
- Apple, Orange, or Grapefruit
- Apple Corer or Knife
- Pick up the right fruit which can sit securely on a plate.
- Make a hole in the fruit, large enough for a taper candle to fit comfortably inside the fruit. Dig the hole almost till the bottom of the fruit.
- Light the candle and drop some wax into the hole.
- Place the candle into the wax before it cools. Doing so will prevent the candle from falling over.
- Decorate the fruit with pretty designs by sticking raisins on toothpicks and firmly pushing them into the flesh. Alternatively, you can also dig cloves into the flesh. For a more impressive appeal, you can alternate stripes of cloves with stripes of raisins.
- Your harvest candle holder is ready to be used. Light the candle and use it as a festive, flickering centerpiece for your holiday feast.
Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
- Paper Towel Tubes
- Construction Paper
- Craft Glue
- Craft Supplies (markers, paint, paintbrush, ribbon, beads, feathers, etc.)
- Cut the tubes into 2 inch long rings, enough so that every guest coming has a napkin ring.
- Cut out the same number of 2-inch wide colored paper stripes from construction paper.
- Paste the paper strips onto the tubes.
- Depending upon your taste and preference, you can decorate the napkin rings, all with the same design or each differently.
- Using construction paper, you can make turkeys, autumn leaves, pumpkins, or anything else that you are thankful for.
- Glue each pattern on one ring.
- Further beautify the rings using markers, paint, ribbon, beads, and feathers.
- You can even draw pictures of each family member to customize the napkin ring. Creative and fanciful!