Kids Table Decorations

Sometimes the most stressful part of hosting Thanksgiving is having kids run around the house if they don't have a dedicated place to play. Grace Tolman is on our blog with three cute and simple projects for the kids table at Thanksgiving.

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or you're a weathered veteran for this holiday, making sure everything comes to together can be very stressful.  Add in a few kids running around and you can have a disaster (or a trip to the ER).  Here's the first project of three that I put together for a Thanksgiving Day kids table.  You can make these decorations ahead of time or you can set out the supplies and have them make the decorations while dinner is being prepared.  The kids can make their crafts and can stay out of the kitchen until dinner is ready - a win-win for everyone!

Turkey Treat BagTurkey Treat Bag

Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Level: Beginner



  1. Cut a piece of brown chevron paper measuring 11 ¼ x 4”. Fold the piece at 2 ¼, 2 ¾, 6 ¾, and 7 ¾” points.
  2. Adhere a piece of Velcro on the inside flap of the paper bag using Glue Dots Advance Strength Dispenser.
  3. Use your favorite template for a leaf or create your own to trace the shape onto 7 different colored cardstock. Cut out the leaves and adhere on the back of the bag. Adhere using Craft Glue Dots.
  4. Cut out a small triangle from the mustard yellow paper and adhere on the edge of the bag opening using Craft Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere the googley eyes on the paper bag using Craft Glue Dots.
  6. Fill a small bag with candies and other treats and tuck it inside the turkey treat bag.

If you have the kids make this themselves (or with supervision) leave out candy or a toy that they can place in their bag as their treat for after dinner.  Other ideas include crayons and a small sketch pad and age appropriate toys.

All of the projects for the kids table have a similar supply list so you only have to make one shopping trip!

Learn how to make the napkin ring and grateful centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Kids Table Napkin Ring Thanksgiving Kids Table Centerpiece