Of the many kinds of Thanksgiving crafts available, the most-loved are those that both get a person in the mood for the holiday and provide a useful purpose for your celebration at the same time. Even better are easy Turkey crafts which can keep the kids occupied (even on their own) while I cook up […]
All Autumn long I am excited to teach about Thanksgiving, as its themes are always relevant and great lessons for us all. Talking about family, thankfulness, reunions, comparing the harrowing American journey of the Pilgrims to our own lives, and the importance of hosting and making food and crafts for others are all ways that […]
Show Mom your love and creativity with a gift she can use everyday. Featuring a bright blooming flower and a personalized note to Mom, this keepsake box is a special place to safely put her favorite things. This adorable perennial will bloom anywhere she wants to have a handy spot to put her rings, bracelet […]
Are your kids going stir-crazy, stuck in the house for long periods of time over winter vacation? Mine are. So we’re working on a project together as a family – we’re making a homemade calendar just in time for the new year! We started with Hygloss’s Make-Your-Own-Calendar, but you can also find a calendar online […]
Now that Christmas card preparation is in full swing, it’s high time we started making handmade Christmas gifts as well. This Christmas card holder is the perfect homemade gift because family and friends of all ages will love it. Anyone who has holiday cards, photos, or even artwork to display has use for this easy-to-make Christmas craft for kids.
There are two kinds of holiday gift ideas that come to mind when I’m making my Christmas list: the kind you buy and the kind you make. Usually at this time of year I dedicate my blog to all kinds of great, fun, and personalized craft gifts that we can make for our friends, families, and teachers. But today I want to suggest the top ten gifts to give to crafters to light up their holiday season.
Pilgrim and Indian Puppets – Thanksgiving Craft & Activity This year, my children had the great idea to make Thanksgiving craft puppets. They’ll make them after school on Wednesday while I’m cooking, and give the puppets plenty of time to dry overnight. Then while they’re waiting for dinner to be served on Thursday (or maybe […]
Thanksgiving is around the corner – next week already! We’ll all be busy next Thursday, whether it’s cooking, cleaning, decorating, or watching the game. But what will the kids do when watching the parade on TV gets boring, they’ve already helped set the table, and there are still hours to go until Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey crafts, of course!
In our house, we love napkin holders and place cards. We try to make one or the other (or both!) for every single holiday. The best part about this napkin holder turkey craft for kids is that the napkin itself becomes part of the turkey, once you put it in the holder. It adds a certain elegance to a Thanksgiving craft that could otherwise be a little boring.