Simply Adorable Thanksgiving Crafts

Out Thanksgiving crafts are simple enough to finish while the bird is roasting. With little bits of nature and a lot of imagination, your table will thrill Pilgrims of all ages.

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Find Your Place Pins

Ryan Liebe 

Find Your Place Pins

Have your child make a place pin to suit each person in your party—then give him free rein to make the seat assignments (just don’t be surprised to find Junior at the head of the table!). Bonus: Each of these turns into a sweet take-home!

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Forest Friends Food Toppers

Ryan Liebe

Forest Friends Food Toppers

Get your children busy making a bunch of these critters to pop onto sweets, sides, and more—the cute characters will come in handy when you want to keep the kids occupied at the table for just a little bit longer.

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A Stylish Sentiment

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A Stylish Sentiment

Your kids can make this special centerpiece, and you don't have to spend a ton on flowers for the table.

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Hot Stuff

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Hot Stuff

Design an asterisk using masking tape on a wood round. Paint each section a different color to create a bold graphic trivet.

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Crafts for Kids: Mama and Papa Fox

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Ring Around the Napkin

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Ring Around the Napkin

Pop off the nut portion of an acorn and glue a pom-pom in its place. Trim to create a conical shape, then tie string to the stem.

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Places, Everyone!

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Places, Everyone!

Corks, bobby pins, and a few basic craft supplies combine to make cute turkey place cards.

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Branching Out

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Branching Out

These hand-stamped muslin place mats can be used year after year.