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Fun and Creative Thanksgiving Craft Ideas
Making crafts brings out the best in everyone’s creativity. Crafting is an effective stress-reliever and it is a perfect way to bond with the rest of the family, especially with the kids. Now that Thanksgiving season is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to rediscover the pleasures of crafting. You can create decorative and functional projects that are fun and easy-to-do by unleashing your hidden creative powers.
With the use of scissors, paper, color, and glue, there are a lot of Thanksgiving craft ideas that will best inspire your creative spirit. One way to express creativity is to come up with a colorful Thanksgiving chain. To create fancy looking chains, you need to cut several pieces of colored construction papers measuring 3-by-8 inches and distribute the strips to family members. On each strip, they can write down anything that they are grateful for. With the written-on side facing outwards, you can now make a paper chain by simply forming each strip into a chain link.
Aside from a Thanksgiving chain, creating a thank-you tree is another fine idea for Thanksgiving crafts. To create an inventive paper tree, you need to draw a tree trunk with bare branches on a wide sheet of white paper. Apply brown color to the trunk or you can glue small pieces of torn brown paper to have a more textured look. Next, you need to cut red, green, orange, and brown construction papers to create leaves. Remember to cut as many leaves as possible, for family members will be using the leaves to count their blessings. Have your family members to write the blessings they received on each leaf then glue the leaves onto the tree.
Now, if you have a nice photo or heartwarming poetry that you would like to show off, you can create a Thanksgiving frame by simply dressing up a worn-out picture frame. You just need to attach some artificial leaves, dried acorns, and twigs on the surface of the frame for decoration. When everything are properly glued to the frame, you can now slip in your photo or poem and your picture frame takes on a new look in an instant.
Moreover, you can impress family members and friends by making cozy place mats for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. What you need to do first is to draw a cornucopia cone shape on a white or cream-colored paper. Cut the shapes and glue them onto a bright colored construction paper. Next, you can cut out colored pictures of food items from old magazines, and glue the pictures into the coneí opening to fill it. If you want to further decorate your mats, you can try adding borders using punched paper shapes.
Small kids can also help you in making Thanksgiving decors. Napkin rings made from cut toilet paper rolls painted in autumn colors are one of the coolest Thanksgiving ideas that they can try creating. Napkin rings can be decorated by making little daisies out of pumpkin seeds. Glue the pumpkin seeds to form a circle with pointed ends toward the center to form daisy petals. Also, you can try dropping a point of glue in the center and sprinkle the area with gold glitters for a more fancy effect.
Probably the coziest and most chic among these Thanksgiving craft ideas is making candle votive out of juicy apples. You can also use well-shaped apples and trace a tea candle at eachí bottom with a small knife. Carve out the apples a few bits at a time and make sure to cut out sections only deep enough for the tea candle to snugly fit in. After carving the apples, squeeze some lemon juice into the appleís’ flesh to prevent discoloration. Insert the tea candle and you now have the most delicious votive of all!