Give kids an important role in planning for Thanksgiving by letting them help make the table decorations. The end result, perhaps, won't be as perfect-looking as store-bought decorations, but they will be much more memorable! Plus the kids will feel like they've made an important contribution to Thanksgiving.
Here are three ideas for simple DIY Thanksgiving table decorations your kids will love to make:
The DIY Mommy and her daughter made this easy “thankful tree” with a branch found in her yard, some construction paper, a glue gun, a pot, and rocks to hold it all together. This centerpiece craft doubles as a great chance to talk about gratitude and thankfulness with your kids! Find the full tutorial here.
Thankful Turkey Box
I Heart Crafty Things made this super cute turkey box from a tissue box holder, construction paper, glue, tape, and googly eyes. This kid-made centerpiece could be a great conversation starter for the Thanksgiving table: Ask everyone to write down at least one thing they're thankful for and put it in the box. At the end of dinner, pull each slip of paper out and read them aloud. Turn it into a game by having everyone guess who wrote each slip! This cute craft could also double as a gratitude jar for your family. Get the full tutorial here.
Handprint Turkey Placemats
These easy handprint turkey placemats by Meaningful Mama double as great keepsakes for friends and family to take home at the end of the day. Meaningful Mama and her kiddos used burlap, stamps, and craft paint to create these fun Thanksgiving Day table placemats. You could also use cloth or plain-colored placemats to create this memorable Thanksgiving table decoration. Find the full tutorial here.