Thanksgiving Hacks: Arts and Crafts


Take down the spooky cobwebs, and take out your glue sticks! With Thanksgiving approaching, your mouth may already be watering for some turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. What better way to make the time fly than to indulge in some festive decorating? But before you rush to the home goods aisle, take a detour to the crafting section. That’s right! Bring the whole family together before turkey day to make some of your favorite festive crafts projects. Check out this awesome list of craft ideas by Brit + Co to get yourself started!

It might get a little messy, but getting together with the family to make something fun only reinforces what the holiday is all about. So this year, set the crafts table with some colorful construction paper, scissors, popsicle sticks, and sticky glue, and get ready to craft away!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you get started:

Find the One That Fits

There are tons of holiday themed crafts projects out there for kids online. Some may be more involved than others, so make sure to take advantage of the options by picking the projects that best match your kids.

Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to tweak the projects as you go through, too. If you find yourself really loving different aspects of two ideas, create your own unique hybrid!

Don’t Stop at One

Feeling overwhelmed by all the fun projects you can do? Don’t feel limited to pick one. The more you do, the more decked out your house will be for the big day!

Give Thanks

A lot of the projects already incorporate this in some way, but if you pick one that doesn’t, consider decorating your craft project with the names of things you are thankful for. You’ve already gotten the family together, giving thanks is the final step to getting into full on Thanksgiving mode.

So, work up an appetite with your favorite arts and crafts this Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to share the pictures of your final projects, and to have an awesome Thanksgiving!