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7 Thanksgiving Crafts to Make With Your Kids

There's something about the holiday season that makes us want to get our craft on –– which might have to do with our kids being cooped up. We're desperate to entertain them! If you're looking for a fun and festive Thanksgiving project to do with your children, check out our seven mommy-approved faves. These crafts are sure to get your little one in the Turkey Day spirit.

1. Pinecone Turkey Place Cards

Credit: Dandee    

What do you get when you cross a pinecone, some feathers, and a hefty sprinkling of glue? A Turkey placecard, ya'll! This project from Dandee Designs couldn't be easier or more whimsical, and will make a great addition to your table. Plus, your kids will be so proud of their contribution!

2. Paper Thanksgiving Dinner

Credit: Paper + Cup Sketchbook    

How much do we love this paper Thanksgiving spread from Paper + Cup? Let us count the ways. The only materials you need are colored paper, scissors, and your imagination!

3. Thanksgiving Countdown

Credit: Make and Takes    

Don't be fooled by this cheerful paper Turkey from Make and Takes — he doubles as an advent calendar! Each feather represents a day in the countdown to Thanksgiving — we suggest 14 feathers for two weeks of counting.

4. Wooden Playset

Credit: Rhythm of the Home    

Do you have an experienced crafter on your hands? We've fallen hard for this wooden Thanksgiving playset, which doubles as an adorable centerpiece. As you might expect, these figurines take some time, but don't worry — the tutorial from Rhythm of the Home is extensive.

5. Leafy Turkey

Credit: BabyCenter    

It's simple, it's adorable, and it uses items you already have in your home. This turkey's feathers are made from beautiful fall leaves, which means your kid will get some much-needed time in the great outdoors foraging for festive colors! Check out Baby Center for a quick tutorial.

6. Paper Pilgrim Bonnet

Credit: Happy Birdycake    

What would Thanksgiving be without a troop of little ones running around in paper pilgrim bonnets? Making this snazzy hat couldn't be easier, and all you need is paper, a ruler, and some ribbon. Check out the how-to from Happy Birdycake.

7. Walnut Mayflower

Credit: Cultivated Lives    

We just passed out from cuteness overload. This walnut mayflower from Cultivated Lives has to be the most adorable Thanksgiving craft out there, and it's so simple! Half a chestnut, playdough, a toothpick, and some paper = A+ crafting adventures.

11.15.2012 / 02:42 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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