Kids Table DecorationsPosted on Oct 13, 2014 2:08:18 PM by Grace Tolman
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 Bag
Time: Approximately 15 minutes
- Glue Dots® Advance Strength Dispenser or All Purpose Dots™
- Craft Glue Dots®
- Paper Trimmer
- Cardstock (red, dark red, mustard yellow, purple, dark purple, lavender, dark green)
- Pattern Papers (brown chevron)
- Googley eyes
- 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.
- Adhere a piece of Velcro on the inside flap of the paper bag using Glue Dots Advance Strength Dispenser.
- 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.
- Cut out a small triangle from the mustard yellow paper and adhere on the edge of the bag opening using Craft Glue Dots.
- Adhere the googley eyes on the paper bag using Craft Glue Dots.
- 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!
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I’m a mom to a 10 year old boy and an 8 year old girl. Therefore my life is usually filled with learning, new discovery, bribery and driving to and from all of our activities. I have a loving and very supportive husband of 11 years. When the kids have gone to bed at night, my time is spent crafting while catching up on my favorite shows and movies. I also enjoy reading, window shopping, knitting and perusing blogs for inspirations. Three years ago we moved to Colorado from California and we are enjoying our new environment. I feel very inspired with my new home, my new scrapbook space and the mountain views. Although I’ve been doing some type of scrapbooking since grade school, I only started to scrapbook seriously after my son was born. When he was born I knew I would be staying at home with him but coming from a fast paced sales job I was afraid I would ran out of things to do during the day. Little did I know that with newborns you won’t have any time to do anything else. Anyways, after going through a basic scrapbooking class I was hooked and haven’t stopped scrapping since.