Thanksgiving is TOMORROW!! Are you ready? I’m not. As soon as I finish posting, I’m off to the kitchen to bake the day away!
Are you in charge of the kid’s table this year? Check out these super cute table settings for kids:
Personalized turkey crayon boxes and a printable Thanksgiving place mat found here.
To make the turkey boxes, you’ll need:
- boxes of crayons
- scrapbook paper or construction paper
- glue (I used hot glue. It dries faster!)
- googley eyes
- scissors, straight edge cutter, paper punches, die cuts, etc…
Start off by taping the bottom of the crayon box. You don’t want any unnecessary Thanksgiving Day drama by having unsupported crayon boxes!
Cut your papers into the sizes and shapes you’ll need to assemble the turkeys.
Print off the kids’ names on cardstock. Cut them into rectangular name cards.
Glue one side of the wrap paper to the back of the crayon box. Wrap it around the box, and crease your folds for a tighter fit. Make sure the bottom of the paper is flush with the bottom of the box. You want the turkey to be able to stand on it’s own.
Accidentally take a picture of your crafting mess. Oops! Hey, I’m just keepin’ it real, people!
Back to the crayon box- once your corners are creased, glue the last side of the paper to the back of the box.
Glue your feathers to the front of the box in any pattern you’d like.
Glue your feet squares at a 90 degree angle to the bottom of the box.
See where I messed up on this one? The wrap paper isn’t flush with the bottom of the crayon box. It didn’t stand on it’s own, and I had to adjust it. I just cut the bottom off and glued new feet on it.
Glue your turkey body over the feet and feathers.
Add the head,
and the wattle.
Fold a diamond in half to make a beak. Glue it onto the wattle.
Add your googley eyes,
a name card,
and you’re done!
Print off your place mat on an 11x17 inch paper. I had to go to a copy place to do it, but they turned out great!
Click on the picture to go to the website. They’ve got a bunch more fun printables for Thanksgiving. I had to email her for the place mat jpeg.
I am going to have a basket of strips of paper and a stapler on the table. The idea here is that everyone can write what they are thankful for on a paper, and we can make a thankful chain. If you have an older child available, put them in charge of the stapler. Thankfully I’ve got a few of those who can man the stapler, supervise the chain making and entertain the little kids!
I’m going to decorate the tables with assorted gourds, Reese’s pieces, and these cute stuffed turkeys. I’ll also hang my “Give Thanks” banner.
Now you’ve got a fun way to entertain all of your little turkeys while you finish up all those last minute Thanksgiving dinner preparations!