While Halloween is now officially over, we are still in the season of pumpkins, owls and autumn colors! There are so many ways to get your kids involved in celebrating this season from now until Thanksgiving.
This is probably a craft as old as time, and all you need are crayons or pencils and a variety of leaves. Kids of all ages can create these, and they can be as simple or intricate as the artist prefers!
Banners from Old Books
A few years ago, one of our local libraries was unloading some old nonfiction books. I found one on nature, and used it to cut out triangles and write "Thanksgiving" on them. I hang it in the dining room on a piece of twine, and it looks very seasonal.
This one is easy! With these inexpensive pom pom makers, a glue gun and some floral wire, you can create a bouquet in fall colors. Arrange in a vase, and you've got an instant Thanksgiving centerpiece!
This one harkens back to my childhood, but a great kid craft has always been a loom potholder. For an older child, this is a good learn-to-crochet project. In fall colors, this can be a great trivet for the mashed potatoes!
Do you host Thankgsiving? Or maybe Grandma does, but she'd love for some grandchild-decorated table tents! This is a fun one for kids (or adults) of all ages. Play with fonts, colors, stamps and more!
This is certainly more of a day-of activity, but we've put out these coloring tablecloths or placemats for the younger kids in our family, and they seem to enjoy it during Thanksgiving Dinner. It may buy the adults a little extra time to enjoy conversation.
Break out those crayons, coloring pencils and scissors for a full array of fall crafts before the winter holidays are upon us!
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