So, let's get this party started because Thanksgiving just keeps getting closer and closer!
Cora isn't quite old enough to get involved in most of the crafts below (especially the ones involving candles). But what she can get involved in is dipping her hand in paint!
We have't tried this turkey-handprinted tablecloth idea yet but I think it is pretty darn cute! You could have every family member do a turkey hand print. You could do a new hand print every year or two and see how the hands grow.
Maybe put your turkey hands some placemats? Treat yo' self with special placemat that only comes out once a year!
This website has some free Thanksgiving printables to help you turn your table into this:
Cora had some fun with pumpkins a week or so before Halloween.
You know you love pumpkins! Go ahead and get your Thanksgiving decorating on with some fake ones.
This website has a great tutorial on how to make this adorable pumpkin:
Ehhh! This one is adorable but I am having a bit of anxiety about it. You know how I love my books. I hate the idea of teaching kids that it is OK to destroy them. I think this pumpkin project is only OK if you find a really terrible book that a dog has made 100% unreadable.
Do you want to decorate your mantle or your fake white tree with some garland?
Well, go ahead and make it out of leaves because it is going to look awesome!
Just trace some leaf shapes on various colors of felt and sew them together. If sewing isn't your thing you could glue them onto a ribbon.
Here is another example but this one is made out of paper. You could punch holes in each leaf and weave some yarn through each one. If you like the look of them being spaced out, just tie a knot after each piece.
I do love a thanks trees. Here's one more:
Drawing on placemats is a cute idea. I guarantee that if I did it it would look ridiculous but somehow they made it look awesome.
Either way, I bet your kids would think it's a fun thing to do!
On to the candles!
You are still reading this so you must be looking for a way to dress up your candles!
Everyone knows that your candle isn't going to be looking its best unless you throw a few corn kernels around it!
If you aren't into corn then you have 2 more options!
You are welcome! I know your needs, people. And you needed some random kiddie decorations and fancied up candles.
The other thing you need is...
Today's Would You Rather Question!
WYR... everything you say is in question form
wear one glove (just one) all day long 6 days a week (you pick which days)?
sources: turkey handprint, cranberry, corn candle, beans, thanks tree, leaf garland on fireplace, leaf garland on tree, drawn on place mats, book pumpkin