Thanksgiving printables and craft ideas that are a lot easier than cooking a turkey

Happy Thought TurkeysI consider myself fortunate that I do not have to cook Thanksgiving dinner—as does most of my extended family, as they will tell you. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t help all you hosts out with some great (and inexpensive) Thanksgiving craft ideas, to can help you dress up that Thanksgiving table with more than another side dish. -Christina






Happy Thought’s colorful 3D turkeys would look so cheerful on each place setting. They come as a PDF, but you don’t have to tell anyone how easy they are to print and assemble.
 

Anders Ruff Thanksgiving


From the cute coloring placemats for the kids, to the Gobble banner, Anders Ruff’s Thanksgiving printable collection is stuffed with coordinating labels, tags and other fun stuff.


recycled gourds


No need to run to the craft store: Instead just repurpose some old cardboard and grab some string to create these elegant little gourds for each place setting. So eco, too.


Leaf drawings


Send the kids outside while dinner cooks and have them collect the most beautiful colorful leaves they can find. Then let them draw designs, write notes of thanks or just scribble to create a pretty, but temporary, wall hanging. So beautiful around the dining room table.


Martha origami boats


Before they set sail for the kids’ table, show the kids how to make these adorable mini Mayflowers to set in front of their plates. If your guests are too young, do them ahead of time and use them as place cards complete with each gobblers’ names.


Thanksgiving photo booth


Delay that post-meal nap with the playful Thanksgiving Photo Props from Silhouette Shop. Kids will have a blast with these but we know some adults who would ham it up in front of the camera too.

Christina

Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.

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