Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids

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Urna Biswas November 18, 2020

"I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that’s in it.
Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute."
-  Maya Angelou

 

Ah, the magic of Thanksgiving! It is truly a wonderful day, a time to look back and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. We at Kinderkind, a children clothing online store, are particularly thankful for all the love and support we receive from each one of you, every single day.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to talk to your kids about family values and tradition. Kids love to participate in Thanksgiving celebrations, from decorating, to helping mash the potatoes, to making cards and sitting down to feast with the family, dressed in their favorite bomber jacket or chambray skirt.

Due to the pandemic, however, it may be difficult to have big gatherings and get the whole clan together. Understandably, it’s upsetting. To cheer up your child, we have for you some fun and easy thanksgiving craft ideas that they will absolutely love! Whether it’s for a cozy corner of the house, for the dinner table, or something that will be gifted to a lucky family favorite, these are all innovative ways for your little genius to get creative, and pay homage to the holiday.

 

AUTUMN LEAF WINDOW CLINGS

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This is the perfect time of the year to dress your kiddo in their warmest denim jacket or zip-up hoodie and set off on long, rambling walks, collecting those gorgeous autumn-tinted leaves strewn all around, like nature’s very own décor. And we have the perfect craft activity for your little one to put these leaves to use, with these delightful window clings or sun catchers. With the light streaming through them, they create enchanting silhouettes of the leaf shapes in your home – what could be more festive?

Check out how to make these beauties at https://kidscraftroom.com/fall-art-window-painting-for-kids/

 

PINE CONE TURKEY TABLE SETTING

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What are the two things synonymous with Thanksgiving? No prizes for guessing –turkey, and the whole family at the dinner table, right? Now see the two come together in this adorable pine cone turkey place setting! Gather a bunch of pine cones, paint and feather them, stick some eyes on, and voila! Your very own Thanksgiving-themed table ornament, which we guarantee will bring huge smiles to the faces of your guests. You can even add glitter for a bit of pizzazz!

Find details at https://www.momdot.com/how-to-make-a-pine-cone-turkey/

 

CRAYON FALL LEAF GARLAND

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Okay, let’s face it – we all love making art with melted wax crayons, right? The artistic possibilities are endless! And for Thanksgiving, we have for you the perfect craft idea using melted crayons – this beautiful fall garland of leaf catchers. Who doesn’t love a bit of autumn festooned around the house!

Check out this supercool idea here:

https://www.creativeconnectionsforkids.com/2012/10/a-fall-leaf-garland/

 

A THANKFUL TREE

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This is one of our absolute favorites. Thanksgiving is, in essence, a time to ponder and remember the blessings we’ve been given. And creating this exquisite Thankful Tree is one of the best ways to do just that – a heartfelt activity where each leaf holds a beautiful note of gratitude and warmth. The best thing is, you don’t need any fancy craft material – just rocks and branches that you can find in your own backyard!

Find out how to make this adorable tree at https://thediymommy.com/make-a-thankful-tree-a-thankgiving-kids-craft/

 

AUTUMN LEAF MASON JAR CANDLE HOLDER

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We all love nature’s bounty of warm amber-hued leaves at this time of the year, right? Hold on to some of that bounty by helping your little darling to make an Autumn Leaf Candle Holder! All you need is a mason jar, PVA glue, and some autumn leaves in myriad hues, to make this glorious candleholder that will fill your heart and home with the colours and warmth of the season.

Learn how to make this beautiful creation here: http://sparkandchemistry.com/blog/leaf-mason-jar-candle-holder/

 

With so much uncertainty in the world today, it’s more important than ever to hold on to what we cherish and are grateful for. At Kinderkind, we understand that this is a crucial lesson we need to teach our little ones too. Spending time making crafts with them, talking to them about the spirit of graciousness and thankfulness, and filling their little hearts, and our own, with gratitude, positivity, and love – that’s really what this holiday is all about, isn’t it?

From all of us at Kinderkind, your own brand for the coolest kids apparel, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sending love from Be Kind blogs. Happy reading.

 

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