5 Adorable Thanksgiving Centerpieces Your Kids Can DIY
Keep children occupied with these fun and easy (read: little adult supervision required) projects while you focus on making the meal.
Washi Tape Pinecone Turkeys
Send the family outside for the morning to search for pinecones (they have a texture that resembles a feathered bird). Then use washi tape—a crafting favorite—to make each turkey look unique. Yes, the patterns may clash with your place settings, but clustering a few in the center of your table will look cute enough that you’ll forget to care.
Photo and idea from Craftaholics Anonymous.
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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Turkey Jar
Sure, turning a glass vase into a turkey face is entertaining, but the real fun comes from making the chocolate covered pretzels. This craft will not only look great at the center of your table, but it’ll also curb the hunger of young dinner guests who just can’t wait until the real turkey is served.
Photo and idea from Inside Bru Crew Life.
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Paper Fan Turkeys
Purchase patterned craft paper in fall colors to make these turkeys stand out among the rest. While one fan may be the way kids are used to making these festive birds, layers of feathers are much more fun to decorate with (and require very little supervision).
Photo and idea from A Girl and a Glue Gun.
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Coffee Can Scarecrow
There’s more to Thanksgiving than turkeys—scarecrows also remind us of fall. Use an old coffee can (we’re sure you’ll have an empty one by the end of Thanksgiving morning) and have kids decorate it with buttons, felt, or other scraps from the craft closet. Straw hat optional—but it does complete the look.
Photo and idea from Crafts by Amanda.
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