“Mama, I’m bored. What can I do?” asks my bright-eyed, spirited 5-year-old.
As I sip my warm tea, enjoying the gorgeous misty autumn view outside my picture window, I realize my son doesn’t have the same appreciation for quiet, slow afternoons. Puddles, mud, and the promise of more rain thwarts his plans for continuing his last excursion into our woods. So what’s a mama and her boy to do?
With Thanksgiving right around the corner and wanting to keep him unplugged amidst the simmering hustle and bustle, I suggest scissors, crayons, and colored paper. His eagerness to conquer the wetlands of our backyard turns into delight as we break out the art supplies and create something new.
Can you relate to my day? If so, check out this Thanksgiving-themed craft round-up, and see if you can take a rainy day and turn it into a fun-filled afternoon. You may find some fun, inexpensive ways to decorate your home for Thanksgiving and hand-made decor is the best–what great potential for memory making.
2. Cardboard Tube Turkey
3. Simple Lanterns
4. DIY Window Clings
5. Washi Tape Frame
6. Scrap Ribbon Pinecone Turkeys
7. Turkey Treat Box
8. Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree
9. Thanksgiving Mickey Mouse Craft
10. Painting Leaves
11. Pinecone Owls
12. Autumn Mobile
13. Pilgrim Hat Handprint
14. Pilgrim Hat Place Settings
15. Turkey at the Gate Thanksgiving Handprint
16. Egg Carton Turkey Craft
17. Corncob Painting Placemats
18. DIY Thanksgiving Bath Toys
19. Turkey Napkin Rings
20. Paper Plate Turkey
21. Handprint & Footprint Turkey
22. Handprint Turkey with Poem
How about you? What fun things do you like to do with your children to help celebrate Thanksgiving?
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