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Kids’ Thanksgiving Photo Collage Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving craft? Get into the holiday spirit and help your creative kiddo to get artsy with this easy holiday project. Make a cute collage that features family holiday photos from each Thanksgiving celebration. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of family Thanksgiving celebrations Extra pictures of turkeys, cranberry sauce or anything else with a holiday/holiday meal theme Scissors Clear-drying school glue Poster board paper Markers Optional: Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Choose family photos from Thanksgiving holidays past. Select a few extra holiday themed pictures. If you can't find pictures online or from...

Thankful for Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

What is your family thankful for? Celebrate Thanksgiving with a thankful tree craft. Your creative kiddos can get artsy, while learning about gratitude. After the crafting is complete, use the tree as a centerpiece for your holiday meal table or as home decor! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper in fall colors- orange, red, light brown and yellow Scissors Yarn in fall colors A hole bunch Markers Twigs- search for fallen twigs in your yard A large clean mason jar Ribbon in a fall color Tissue paper in fall colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the card stock...

Thanksgiving Craft Felt and Feather Napkin Ring Kids’ Art

Set the Thanksgiving table with crafty kid-made napkin rings. Start a holiday tradition and make a different set of rings each year. Try this kids' crafts right now and choose a different art-making process next year—and every year after. Write the year inside to keep track of these usable annual art activities. Along with Thanksgiving napkin rings, you can also repeat this craft for other holidays. Make Christmas, Easter or any other type of ring for each family meal. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard tubes- reuse old paper towel tubes Scissors Craft felt- choose fall colors, such as...

Thanksgiving Meal Activities for Preschoolers

Even though your preschooler can't cook the turkey, they can help with the Thanksgiving meal. If you're looking for a way to let your littles pitch in, check out these easy family-friendly options! Make a Menu Your young artist can get creative and draw their own artsy menu. Talk to your child about traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas—such as the turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes or yams. Show your child the items or (if you haven't started cooking) pictures of the foods. Your child can draw each item onto a piece of paper to make their own holiday menu. Repeat...

Thanksgiving Turkey Collage Paper Craft for Kids

Get in the holiday spirit with a few fun family Thanksgiving crafts! Your little artist can show off their creative skills with this kids' collage activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper 8x10-inch sheets of construction paper in a variety of fall colors o9r fun patterns Scissors Googley eyes Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Have your child place their hand palm-side down on a piece of construction paper. They should close their four fingers and stick their thumb out to create a turkey shape. The fingers will become the feathers, with the thumb...

Finger Paint Fall Leaf Turkey Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

Get crafty this Thanksgiving! If your creative kiddo is looking for a holiday-themed art activity, check out this easy finger paint project idea for preschoolers. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch or larger card stock paper or poster board paper Fall colors of finger paint- orange, brown, red and yellow Paper plates or scrap cardboard Paintbrushes Clear-drying school glue Fall leaves How-To Art-Making Steps Pour the paint into separate puddles on the paper plates or the scrap cardboard. Ask your child to open their hand completely. Help your child to paint the palm side of their hand and fingers....

Last-Minute Upcycled Halloween Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween art activity for your kids? If the hustle and bustle of the fall season has left you without time to plan out a complex craft, check out this easy upcycled idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old cardboard box Scissors Clear-drying school glue Orange, white, green and black tissue paper Markers Paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween-themed jack o' lantern or ghost design. Flatten the cardboard box. Draw either an oval pumpkin or a free-flowing ghost shape onto the float board. Cut the shape out. Tear the tissue into smaller-sized...

Election Day Ballot Box Craft

Celebrate Election Day at home with a creative kids' craft. Your child can learn about the election process—while getting artsy! This ballot box craft is perfect for preschoolers or older elementary school-aged children. Before you start the art, discuss elections with your child. Nominate family candidates for household president and get ready to take a vote. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old shoe box Scissors Red, white and blue paper Clear-drying school glue Clear tape Markers Index cards How-To Art-Making Steps Take the lid off the shoe box. Cut a thin rectangle-shaped slot in the middle of the...

Halloween Garland Crafts for Kids

Decorate your home for Halloween with a few crafty creations the kids can help you to make. Whether you're planning a family holiday party or you just want to dress up your home for trick-or-treaters, check out these artsy garland ideas! Ghost Garland Make your own Halloween-themed garland with white card stock paper and markers. Cut one ghost shape from the paper or make a template using the front of an old cardboard box. Trace the ghost onto other pieces of paper and cut out each shape. Draw two eyes on each ghost with markers. Punch a hole on both...

Halloween Sensory Pumpkin Tissue Paper Art

Celebrate Halloween with a cute craft! Your child can explore through their sense, learn about colors and build fine motor skills with this holiday-themed pumpkin art activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board. This is an eco-friendly option that's also easy on your arts and crafts materials budget. Orange, black and green tissue paper Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a pumpkin shape onto the cardboard. Turn this into a basic geometry lesson and ask your child to name the shape (circle...