Gobble Gobble: Time for a Thanksgiving Craft Round-Up!

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Thanksgiving must be near. My sons have been bringing home turkey craft after turkey craft after really cute turkey craft for the past two weeks. Our refrigerator is covered with various shapes and sizes and colors of gobblers. I almost don't need to plan any crafts for us to do at home, except that even with my craft-fail-slash-aversion, I think turkey crafts are easy, fun and cute. Plus, teaching my kids to be thankful is of the utmost importance.

So bring on the Thanksgiving crafts!

There has never been any cuter turkey ever created than this paddle turkey from Vanessa at Silly Eagle Books. I'm serious. The colors, the idea in general, the sparkley goodness. I love it all. I think this may make it onto our must-create-list for next week! See for yourself!

Paddle Turkey

Make something cute and useful for years to come with these corduroy Turkey Placemats from Little Page Turners. As an aside, Laura detailed the crafts she made last year, and I also adore her Thanksgiving tree centerpiece.

Turkey Placemat

I fell in love with these turkey pins over at It's All Good in Mommyhood. Jodie found the original idea in Family Fun Magazine and admitted -- bless her -- that she cuts corners, making hers a bit more simple with a few less steps. A mom after my own heart. The final result? Adorable.

Turkey Pins

Laura at Finding Home made a beautiful table runner out of chalk cloth. Guests can write what they're thankful for, though you should have everyone write their messages before anyone starts drinking and watching football. It's really a beautiful addition to a Thanksgiving table.

Table Runner

Kelsey at Vanilla Joy made a variation of the typical hand-print turkey. It's called a Spice Turkey, and it's adorable and easy. Don't believe me. Watch her video!

The crafting blogs are simply overflowing with great ideas. Here are a few others that I simply had to share.

If you're looking for stuff to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving while you're slaving away in the kitchen (or watching football!), try a few of these ideas:

Do you have a go-to Thanksgiving craft that you do every year? Will you be trying a new craft this year? Share your stories and links with us!

Contributing Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog and The Chronicles of Munchkin Land. She is a freelance writer and newspaper photographer.


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