Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kids Table

by Lynn Lilly, Nov 15 2021

The kids table is the fun table! The kids table can also be the creative table that keeps the kiddos busy while you are prepping for Thanksgiving or keeps them entertained so you can have a relaxing dinner.  On this week's Crayola Facebook live broadcast I am sharing 3 crafts for the kids table at Thanksgiving! 

All the Crayola products used in today's broadcast can be found Crayola.com

Project 1: Color in Table Runner

Parent's this one is easy to keep the kids busy during dinner. You can get this ready before Thanksgiving.

Materials:

  • 2 Sheets of White Giant Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Take Note Markers
  • Crayola Crayons

Crayola Kids Crafts for Thanksgiving

Directions:

  1. Use a glue stick to glue together two giant sheets of white construction paper, slightly overlapping them. 
  2. Use the markers to write Happy Thanksgiving. Around the writing use a black marker to draw leaves, pumpkins and even a turkey. Only draw the outlines. 
  3. Set the kids table for Thanksgiving, and put this down the center of the table and give the kids crayons to color in the scene you drew. 

Thanksgiving Kids Table Crafts

Project 2: Paper Bag Turkey Leg Name Cards

Jazz up the kids table by helping them create a paper bag turkey leg and fill it with treats for dessert or toys to play with at the table. 

Materials:

  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Crayola White Construction Paper
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue 
  • Treats or Toys
  • Scissors

Kids Turkey Bag Leg Place Card

Directions:

  1. Using a marker have your child write their name on the bag starting at the bottom. You only want the name to stretch to the middle of the bag. 
  2. Cut a 1" x 6" strip of white construction and a heart. Glue the end of the heart to the strip. This is the turkey leg bone. 
  3. Fill the bag with treats or favors. If you need to stuff it a little more you can put a napkin or paper towel in there. 
  4. Push in the corners of the bag to round out the bag. 
  5. Gather the end of the bag. 
  6. Insert the bone in the end of the bag and glue the bone inside and the glue the outsides of the bags to the bone to seal it shut. 

Project 3: Color in Turkey Feathers

Materials: 

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Metallic Markers
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Recycled Jar
  • Googley Eyes
  • Washable Liquid Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Floral Foam or Soft Styrofoam

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

Directions:

  1. Create the turkey jar using a recycled jar. Cut out a beak, wings, waddle and feet. 
  2. Glue the parts from step 1 to the jar and glue on google eyes. 
  3. Put a small piece of styrofoam or floral foam in the jar. 
  4. Cut strips of brown paper and crinkle them up. Stuff them in the jar to cover up the foam. 
  5. Cut turkey feathers out of different colors of paper. Glue each to a popsicle stick. 
  6. Set the jar on the kids table and set out the feathers along with a variety of markers and crayons for the kids to decorate the feathers. 
  7. Once the kids decorate the feathers they can put them in the jar to create the turkeys feathers! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family! 

Lynn 



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