Thanksgiving week and the clock is ticking! Its time to talk last minute Thanksgiving crafts. I’m a huge fan of arts and crafts for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages and have included a few of my favorites on our Organized Thanksgiving Pinterest Board. Over the years, I’ve found that when it comes to Thanksgiving, choosing activities that are focused on gratitude leave a lasting impression of simplicity and grace. Thanks to Spoonful.com, here are 4 great family crafts rooted in gratitude that can also be done one day at a time.
Turkey Day Awards
I LOVE this one! Great for any size group, it gives you the chance to make every guest feel special. With the whole family together, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to look back and celebrate the year’s achievements. At some point during the day or holiday week, ask each family member for their nominations — and be sure everyone gets an award. I love the thought of wrapping up Thanksgiving night with the annual Turkey Day Awards as a fun ceremony — and these commemorative scrolls add a special flourish to the festivities.
Garland of Gratitude
No question kids love to be part of the decorations and what I love about this is its one keepsake you can build on year after year. Simple enough for kids to create on their own, these beautiful, textured leaves make a wonderful holiday tradition. Invite each guest to write something he or she is grateful for on a leaf, and watch the Garland of Gratitude grow each year.
A Sign of Thanks
So welcoming, this super easy craft uses nature objects and card stock to create a festive greeting for your Thanksgiving dinner guests. Killing more than one bird with a stone, think a hike in the woods to gather the nature supplies, well timed quiet time to actually make each card, and the Sign of Thanks becomes easy to spread out over a few days at a time. Love!
Thankful Tree Decoration
We have this tree in our home every Thanksgiving but it never occurred to me to make it so colorful and fun! A great project to interact with all Thanksgiving Day long, simply ask your guests to take a leaf and, with a permanent marker, write their name and the date on one side and something they’re grateful for on the other. Easily done upon arrival, it immediately connects you all. To decorate your Thankful Tree by pushing a large ornament hanger or straightened paper clip through the stem of each leaf and hang it in place.
I’m always on the hunt for new DIY arts and crafts ideas ~ tell me…
Do you incorporate arts and crafts into your Thanksgiving traditions?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: Special thanks to Spoonful.com for granting permission to share photos and details for my post. My opinions are entirely my own and I’m thrilled to have so many fun ideas to share with you during this very special (but busy) week. Happy Thanksgiving!