Thanksgiving will be here soon. Honestly, I have no idea what we are going to do this year.
In the past, we’ve always stayed at home. I’d whip up a bunch of delicious appetizers, throw a ham in the slow cooker and then relax on the couch until the ham was nearly done. Then I’d quickly throw together some mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and brussels sprouts. We would eat, put the food away, return to the couch and worry about the dishes on Friday morning.
This year we live much closer to family for the first time in about 5 years, meaning I’m sure we’ll be invited to everyone’s dinner. My kitchen is lacking in space, although I could probably make our normal dinner in it if I applied myself. The question is, do I really want to?
I may not have any clue what our Thanksgiving day plans will be, but I do know that Bee is finally old enough to participate in craft projects with me!
Nothing too extreme, obviously, but simple ones. Probably revolving around craft paper.
I’ve been searching Pinterest lately trying to find the best projects for my 2 year old and I to do together now that November is upon us.
I have seen so many ideas and read so many blogs that I decided to throw this post together. Not only does it help you, my awesome reader, easily find crafts for your kids, it also gives me a way of storing all these sweet crafts in one place so I can easily access them later!
I don’t know about your kid, but mine seriously loves turning anything she possibly can into a hat. She tried to wear her plate on her head at breakfast this morning, claiming it was her new hat.
“Sorry, kid. I’m pretty sure that’s a plate and all the food you just spilled everywhere is supposed to be on it.” I mean, I’m all for her using her imagination and being creative, but come on!
I don’t even have to test this craft out to know my daughter would love it. Well, I don’t know if she’d enjoy the process of making it, but once it was complete it would be her new best friend.
Carrying it around the house, talking to it and giving it kisses and hugs. Then putting it in “dangerous” situations, like on the edge of a table, knocking it off and shouting “Oh, no! Turkey!”
Yeah, that’s how she treats her favorite toys.
I’m not going to lie. Sometimes I look at these crafts and think “That’s way too simple. What’s the point in making that?”
Then I remember it’s for a toddler who finds even the most simple things in life to be absolutely amazing.
I think this craft would be a hit because she loves the falling leaves right now!
Okay, maybe this craft is more for me than for the kid, but she could still help!
I think it would be a great keepsake.
At this point I’m starting to realize that I need to invest in a whole bunch of googly eyes. Our house is just a week or two away from being overrun by a gang of weird Frankenstein-esque turkeys!
I like that this craft uses old egg cartons. Fewer materials for me to buy!
I like this craft a lot! Obviously you can use any popsicle stick you want, your options aren’t limited to Haagen-Daze sticks.
I’m not sure if I’d use the duct tape as per their recommendation or if I’d just hand my kid some markers and let her go to town.
These are definitely cute! If we could make them look this good, I’d happily hang them by my front door. They’d make for a great decoration.
Mixing things up here. It isn’t a turkey craft! It’s cute nonetheless and would be a lot of fun, but I think I’d just hand Bee a brown marker for the face.
I never would have thought to do something like this! And it’s so simple!
This is a really neat idea, but instead of using a cotton swab for the leaves, I’d have my daughter use her fingers.
I like this! If your kids are too young to write what they are thankful for, you can ask them and write their answers on a leaf yourself.
This is super simple. Who hasn’t turned their hand print into a turkey?!
What I really love about this craft, though, is the idea of doing it with everyone’s hands and framing them. You’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.
My kid is absolutely obsessed with pumpkins right now, so this would be a huge hit with her!
Which craft is your favorite? Are you going to try any of these with your little ones?
If you have one you’d like to share, feel free to drop a link in the comments!