It is the holiday season and with it comes the fun of creating holiday decorations.
Some of the decorations will be store bought but some of them will be homemade holiday decorations. Some parents will hold on to these treasures for years as mementos. The Thanksgiving Day holiday offers a lot of options for Thanksgiving kid's crafts. Kids love to participate in making crafts and there are quite a few to suggest.
Thanksgiving Kids' Crafts for All Ages
There are not many kids that don't like to dabble in crafts. For most children, crafts are fun and informative.They learn from the experiences and don't even realize they are being taught because it's fun. From preschoolers Thanksgiving crafts to family holiday crafts, there are many that you can all do together. Doing crafts as a family makes it even that much more memorable for everyone.
So what are some of these fun crafts that will cost nearly nothing and last a lifetime?
Let's start with the little ones. Kids thanksgiving crafts for the tiny ones usually need a bit of intervention from an adult and might be messy so set up somewhere that you can cover just about everything.
1. Thanksgiving Hand Painting
Materials Needed: You will need brown paint and multi-colored paints as well.
Directions: Have the child get paint on their entire hand and on white construction paper have them press down so that the thumb is the turkey's head and the fingers are the feathers. After they have the brown turkey and it dries let them paint over the feathers in the other colors to add to the look. They can add the eyes and anything else they want to as well. After it dries, write their name under it for them.If you want you can ask them to tell you what their holiday thanks are for and write that for them as well.
2. Pumpkin Patch
For older kids get pumpkins and let them draw the holiday design they want on it and then paint it in multiple colors. It is not suggested that any Thanksgiving kids crafts include slicing or cutting until they are older in age, but if they are a bit older and you can supervise, you can also let them carve the pumpkin for the table and add a candle to make a nice centerpiece.
3. Pine Cone Turkey
Thanksgiving crafts are almost always centered on the turkey so the pine cone is fun too.
Materials Needed: Get a pine cone, an acorn, glue and some colored paper.
Directions: Using the pine cone as the turkey body, add the acorn and the head of the turkey. Let the kids cut out the colored paper in the shape of the feathers and add it to the pine cone.
It really does not matter what preschoolers thanksgiving crafts or kids thanksgiving craft you pick, they won't care. What is more important is the time you spend together and the talking you do to explain what Thanksgiving is, why it is important and also a bit about what you are all thankful for. The conversation and bonding is considerably more memorable than the craft that might be made in any given year.