Hurry! Michaels is having a 50% off sale on their Thanksgiving crafts this week! This is the second year that I've bought holiday craft kits from Michaels, and I haven't been disappointed. I find that their selection & types of crafts is much better than the competitors -- JoAnn and Hobby Lobby. I went to a fall picnic last week where I was hosting a craft table for kids, ages 5 to 10. I got the following three kits from Michaels:
I found that the fall animals kit (far left) was great for the little ones - ages 4 to 5. I used the turkey craft kit and the foam shapes for the kids who were a little older (or just a little more focused!) The foam shapes kit comes with over a hundred foam fall leaves, pumpkins, acorns, and feathers. Now, if you're not crafty and don't know what you could do with these foam shapes besides having the kids stick them on a plain piece of paper -- scour Pinterest for ideas! It's a great resource for any holiday or DIY crafts.
I had the kids make a Thanksgiving wreath with the foam shapes. I also made construction paper leaves ahead of time, on which I had them write what they were most thankful for. I still have a bunch of foam shapes left, so I thought they could make a frame and decorate it with the foam shapes. Here's how I did it: I took 4 jumbo popsicle sticks and glued them in the shape of a frame with wood glue. Then, I stamped "thankful" on the bottom and decorated the frame with the foam shapes. I'm planning on having my nieces and nephew do this when they come home for Thanksgiving. I'll take a picture of them with their family on Thanksgiving Day that they can put in the frame to remember this Thanksgiving. These are the completed crafts:
Don't they look fun? Be sure to leave a comment if you are doing any crafts with your kiddos this holiday.