No, you aren’t lost. Yes, you are still on my health and fitness page!
My focus here is always on how to live a healthier life, but today I wanted to switch gears a little bit and share some of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts for kids! I know that a lot of you here are moms, and part of living a healthy, joyful life is creating special memories with your little ones. Sometimes we just need to take a break from the meal plans and the workouts and have some family time.
After you make these I want you to come back and tell me which ones you made! Even better- tag me in a photo of your completed crafts on Facebook!
* Thankful Turkey*
If you have older kids, you can have them write a sentence or two about what they are thankful for. If you have younger kiddos, you can ask them a view leading questions and write their answers on the turkey feathers for them. These are the questions I asked Cole:
- What do you like to watch?
- Where do you like to go for lunch?
- What is your friend’s name?
- What do you like to play with?
- What do you like to eat?
I had been saving our wine corks for a few months because I knew I wanted to do this craft with Cole, but you can also purchase corks at any craft store. I drew the tree on for him because he was only 2.5 years old at the time, but then I let him go to town with the corks and the paint. I put a piece of paper over the bottom half of the tree to avoid getting paint all over the canvas. If you aren’t as OCD as I am, feel free to let them put “leaves” wherever they want. Ha! We did this on a small, 8×10 canvas.
* Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups*
How cute are these? These would be perfect for the kids table if you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and your children can help you make them! For step-by-step instructions, click HERE.
Easy Turkey Craft
I’m planning on doing this turkey craft at a preschooler play date at our house this week. It’s so simple, quick, and adorable! I’ll have all of the pieces pre-cut and they can just work on gluing them on. For step-by-step instructions, click HERE.