Get Inspired: 5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Share with Kids

Keeping children together and entertained during the Thanksgiving celebration is a "must do" for me, so I can keep every one in a good mood. Thanksgiving may turn into a very long day for kids, and while everyone is waiting for the big meal to be served, grown-ups, especially the ones with the younger kids, deserve to enjoy a peaceful cocktail and a sane, adult conversation... Don't you think so?

Preparing a table with supplies for a craft, and having someone volunteer to lead the activity, has proven to be a very successful plan every time we have tried it... Children love to gift their parents and relatives with something that they just made with their own hands. Adults also enjoy taking with them a little something to remember forever that special day of affection and family sharing.

Nothing complicated, but actually pretty, here you have five craft projects that will work very well for Thanksgiving Day. Three different turkeys that may look complicated, but in reality are simple. You just need  to prepare and cut all the pieces to assemble them, ahead of time. Kids will work on glueing and putting them together. The other two crafts are cool crayon containers that little ones can decorate with their own style and use the crayons to make Thanksgiving cards for their loved ones... Are you ready to get templates and instructions??

1:: Gobble!! Gobble!! Paper Tube Turkey by Amy Vowles for SheKnows.
2 :: Gourds Gobblers available at AllYou.
3:: Lend a Hand - Felt Turkey Craft available at AllYou  .
4:: Native American Headband Crayon Jar by Lisa Storm for Fiskars.
5:: Pilgrims Hats from Paper Cups by Laura Hawkins for Happy Hawkins.

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