A fun way to brighten up your Thanksgiving dinner is with some homemade table decorations. These are not original to me. I’ve curated them from various websites. Links to the sites are included below.
Paper Pumpkin Centerpieces
These paper pumpkin centerpieces are a fun way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table:
Paper-Fan Turkey Decoration
Making paper fans is easy and fun. Your children will enjoy creating these colorful paper-fan table decorations that look like turkeys: https://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2012/11/kid-craft-monday-turkey.html
These candy-filled, sugar-cone cornucopias are easy to make and will make a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving table decorations: https://howdoesshe.com/kid-friendly-thanksgiving-table-treats/
These napkin rings are beautiful and can be made by children of all ages. They were featured in Sacramento Parent Magazine: https://www.happinessishomemade.net/thanksgiving-napkin-rings/
Acorn Napkin Holders
For a different take on napkin rings, check out these ACORN NAPKIN HOLDERS. All you need are some acorns, along with some brown and tan pipe cleaners, and you’re ready to go: http://www.freekidscrafts.com/acorn_napkin_holder-e567.html
Thanksgiving Craft-Stick Centerpiece
CRAFT STICK CENTERPIECE — If you’ve got craft sticks around the house (when I was a kid, they called them Popsicle sticks!), you can make a very nice Thanksgiving centerpiece (or placecard). All you need are the sticks, some white glue, markers and/or crayons, and a little tape. You can find the instructions at: http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/kidscraftsactivitiesblog/2009/10/thanksgiving-popsicle-sticks-decorational-centerpiece-or-place-setting-card-craft-for-kids/
Thanksgiving Teepee Table Decoration
NATIVE AMERICAN TEEPEE TABLE DECORATION — The first Thanksgiving was a celebration with Native Americans for God’s abundant provision. You can echo that theme by having your children make some teepees to adorn your dinner table. They’re easy to make and don’t require a lot of supplies. The instructions for this craft are at: http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/native/mteepee.htm
Thanksgiving Candle Craft
THANKSGIVING “CANDLE” CRAFT — If you’ve got some empty toilet paper rolls around the house, here’s a great little “candle” craft. It’s not a real candle, so don’t worry about burning the house down. This site provides a printable decorative template (complete with flame) that will go around the outside of the t-p roll. The templates come in color or B&W (if you want to do the coloring yourself).
Go to http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/mtcandle.html to learn how to create this little table decoration.