Handmade Holidays...

Thanksgiving craft ideas.
November 2, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Let's post all the various craft idea's for Thanksgiving here!


  • Bizmom
    by Bizmom
    November 25, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Ok, here is one we did last night. it's just a printable coloring turkey, we added streamers and flowers to streamers, we cut out turkey and glued to brown construction paper, trimmed it out put all together and you have a cute turkey wall decor to hang wherever. very easy and quick to do and make a few. cute embellishement with a bow at the top. streamers are longer, but couldn't get into picture.Enjoy all of 10 minutes to make.                      Bizmom


  • adar33
    by adar33
    November 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  • lively4Jesus
    November 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    to NothingButGirls:

    i love this idea, i'm going to try to do it Thanksgiving weekend i think i'll have all my Grands [9] together! i'll put their names on a 1/2 sheet of card stock in their favorite color in a fun font w/the year and then i can just run the kids through assembly line style!  What a fun tradition!!! i'll try to post finished pictures turkey

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    i don't know how to get your name to show on here....i'll get it figured out...maybe i should have hit the quote button...

  • lively4Jesus
    November 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    i love this poem it will be great to have some of our older Grands read it before we eat!  Thanks so much!

    Quoting crickettty:

    Five Kernels

    Place Setting Markers:

    • Put five kernels of corn or candy corn in cellophane and tie closed with a fall-colored ribbon. Large field corn kernels looks great, but popcorn kernels can be used also.  Kids love it with candy corn!

    • Print poem .  Trim edges.

    • Fold a piece of construction paper in half to make a tent sign.  Center poem on it and glue down with a glue stick.  Trim edges.

    • Glue the corn in upper left corner as shown in picture.

    • Write name across the top with a silver or gold glitter pen and put on or near plate as a place marker.


    • Fold construction paper or cardstock in half and in half again so that it is quarter sheet size.  Follow instructions above.

    • Or just print the poem on cardstock and attach corn.

    Five Kernels

    The first winter in Plymouth was very cold
    And hunger abounded as the year unrolled.
    Some days each only had five kernels of corn.
    Their lives were becoming sad and forlorn.

    But then spring came and their harvest grew.
    The pilgrims began to thrive and their spirits did too.
    But they never forgot the bleak times after they did abate
    So on Thanksgiving they'd put five kernels on each plate.

    The first kernel reminded them of the autumn beauty.
    The second one of the freedom that they held dearly.
    The third reminded of their love and care for each other
    And the fourth was for dear friends like the Indian brother.

    The fifth kernel reminded of God's love and care for all.
    So as you prepare and celebrate Thanksgiving this fall,
    Remember to put five little kernels on each dinner plate
    To honor the pilgrims and give thanks for our good fate.

  • mom200703
    November 10, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    i love that idea .i am going to try it with my 3 year old turkey

  • COTwinMom
    November 10, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Here are some great crafts for the kids table I posted on my blog:





  • rainbow7
    November 13, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    I'll be back, so please keep the ideas coming. Very Nice:)

  • adar33
    by adar33
    November 18, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Okay just found this one and really like it, looks cool and fun.


  • JRose48
    by JRose48
    November 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    I'm thinking about doing this only with fabric paint on a shirt with my son's name and date.

    Quoting nothingbutgirls:

    In my family we make the hand print turkeys every year. I laminate them and I like to show the kids how much their hands have grown. Sorry no pics right now though. :(

    (I got this pic off the web. But this is similar to what we do.)

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