Thanksgiving Staples: Recipes & Crafts That You Can Make With Children


A Few Crafty Ways to Bond With Your Kids This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to remember all that we are fortunate for, and of course to over-indulge in all of the comfort foods of the season. However, it is also a great time to establish traditions with our children. One of my fondest memories of holidays, including Thanksgiving, is making special things in the kitchen with my mom, and also making fun crafts and projects to use for decorations or gifts. Taking this time while your kids are young (or even if they’re older), to make some meaningful memories doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s all about just being together.

Making a gift for each guest to take home is a wonderful way to show your family and friends how much you love them. The effort you put into making something like mini pumpkin bread loaves or small jars of cinnamon sugar pecans both shows your loved ones how much you care, but also allows you to spend time with your kids making them.

In addition to putting the time and love into making a special treat to send home with your guests, making a handmade label is also an extra way to include your children in the spirit of giving. Another great gift giving idea is making a caramel apple. Print this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote onto your label:

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Additionally, other ways to get your kids involved is to have them help make the table decorations. These beautiful Granny Smith apple candle holders are a great way to get kids involved.

Additionally, you can also make these individual name card holders with pumpkins and specially made name cards.

Another beautiful way to decorate your table with kid-made crafts is to tie cinnamon sticks around candles. Not only are they decorative in the spirit of the season, but they also smell wonderful.

A few fun kid-friendly cooking projects are:

Oreo Turkeys and Cookie Pilgrim Hats
Cute Edible Apple Turkey
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Meet The Bella Behind the Blog: Kristen Farley is a mother of three and a domestic goddess. She is a former teacher who enjoys spending lots of time with her kids, healthy eating, volunteering at school, and mommy blogging for the masses.

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