On October 11, 2021, our Canadian neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. To celebrate this celebration, the FreeKidsCrafts team specially designed a Thanksgiving phone for them. For young children, this is a simple and inexpensive craft.
The meaning of Thanksgiving is slightly different in Canada and the United States. Historically, in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated to commemorate the journey from the explorer Martin Frobisher’s successful crossing of the Northwest Passage in 1578 to the time of the World War. Victory, and America’s focus is pilgrims and Mayflowers.
Wire Coat Hanger
Click and cut out the components under Printables for your mobile.
Punch holes in bottom of Canadian flag and tie string for Cornucopia, fruits and vegetables.
Tape Flag to coat hanger and you have your mobile to swing in the breeze.
This pie has everything you’d want out of an apple pie, A spiced apple filling and a homemade caramel sauce are encased in a buttery, flaky pie crust that can be made ahead of time and frozen.
This pie has everything you want for apple pie. Butter, flaky crust, spiced apple filling and sweet and salted caramel sauce are the perfect combination of flavor and texture in every bite. La mode is provided with the side of vanilla bean ice cream.
It’s important to take your time with the various steps to make this pie. Make sure your dough is adequately chilled so that you maximize the number of flaky layers in the crust. If you don’t let your pie cool properly after baking and before slicing, your filling will not set properly and run.
Caramel sauce can also be stored in a refrigerator, covered, for up to a month. If refrigerated, let caramel set at room temperature until ready to use, about 45 minutes, heating slightly in microwave for 30 to 60 seconds if needed to bring to pourable consistency.
The pie dough can also be wrapped tightly and frozen until ready to use.
This DIY autumn placemat is the perfect project for kids to participate in the Thanksgiving feast. Whether it’s your family or extended to add some close family members, this special addition to your table setting is perfect. The children will proudly announce to everyone present that this is their contribution.
The first Thanksgiving Day was held in the autumn of 1621, with a total of 50 pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians participating and lasted for three days.
Shaving Cream (unscented)
8½x11 Card Stock or Heavy Cardboard (this is a minimum size)
Disposable Tablecloth, Newspapers etc.
12″ x 18″ Construction Paper in Fall Color
Acrylic Paint or Food Coloring
Disposable Gloves (optional)
Paint Smock, Apron or Old Tee Shirt
Protect your surface with the disposable tablecloth, newspapers or whatever you normally protect your table with when crafting with messy materials. And of course make sure the kids are dressed with the mess in mind.
Next spray the Card Stock or Cardboard with a layer of shaving cream (don’t use Noxzema or everything will smell like it) It doesn’t need to be a thick layer.
Put small dots of paint or food color in various spots on top of the shaving cream. (Here is where you decide about the disposable gloves.) The acrylic paint will wash off but the food coloring will stain the fingers. Have the kids choose 3 colors, keeping the Fall scheme in mind. Of course if their favorite colors are more unique, don’t limit their creativity.
With the stylus. swirl the paint around in the shaving cream, leaving some of the swirls white with the shaving cream showing through.
Next take a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and lay it on top of the shaving cream and color mixture and press down. Here is where you will be glad you protected the table. Lift the paper off and scrape the excess shaving cream/paint mixture off with a scraper made of scrap card stock or cardboard. Let dry. You may be able to get two prints from each mixture by adding a little more color to the shaving cream.
Once the masterpieces are dry the next part of the fun begins. We’ve provided leaf patterns for a Fall placemat but you can cut them down for cards or notes and even frame them as gifts.
Print and cut the leaves out of your dried prints using the pattern below.
Glue the leaves to the large piece of card stock.
Laminate according to directions to protect the placemats from damage.
Looking for a simple Thanksgiving kids crafts? These Thanksgiving turkey snack buckets are a quick and easy Thanksgiving craft, suitable for kids of all ages! Fill them with delicious Thanksgiving snacks and give them to your favorite little turkey!
These cute Thanksgiving turkey snack buckets are a variation of our popular Thanksgiving turkey wind sock craft and are popular with “kids” of all ages! From preschoolers to adults, anyone can enjoy the fun of making this cute Thanksgiving food with just a few minutes and a few supplies!
I bought all my supplies from Oriental Trading Company and I have always been impressed by the quality of their high-quality craft supplies, especially because their prices are so reasonable!
SUPPLIES USED FOR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TREAT BUCKETS:
Brown 3″ Metal Pails
Assorted Turkey Feathers
Adhesive Craft Foam
Tacky Glue or Low-Temp Glue Gun
And don’t forget to pick up a few sweet treats to fill the buckets- we used Fall Hershey’s Kisses, Orange Foil-Wrapped Caramels, and Candy Corn!
Run a line of Tacky Glue along the top outside edge of the bucket and attach 4-6 feathers to the glue. Allow the glue to dry. (Note: older children can speed up this process by using a low-temperature glue gun instead of Tacky Glue).
Glue two large googly eyes to the front of the bucket, and cut a beak and snood from the adhesive craft foam.
Fill the turkey treat buckets with your favorite sweets and candies.
You could also add a name tag to make cute Thanksgiving place cards!
These cute turkey treat buckets also look great in the center of your dining table as part of your Thanksgiving centerpiece decor, and guests can take home a yummy party favor at the end of the evening.
These Thanksgiving turkey treat buckets are a surefire hit for all ages!
This super cute kids craft is perfect for fall! Learn how to make an apple printed banner that’s perfect for autumn!
Banner pieces – I cut 7″x10″ triangles from heavyweight paper, but pieces of burlap, fabric scraps or even drop cloths would also work great!
An apple – choose one with a nice shape!
(Optional) Sharpie marker and glitter glue for additional embellishing
Slice the apple cleanly in half to make two stamps. Pour a small amount of paint on to the paper plate. Dip the flat side of the apple into the paint and stamp on to the banner piece. Easy as [apple] pie!
Add Sharpie seeds and glitter glue stems if desired, and allow to dry. Punch holes in the corners of the banner pieces and tie together with twine.
You could also thread all of the banner pieces on to one long length of twine, but I like the extra character that all of those little knots and strings give to the banner.
Hang and enjoy! I love it when my boys’ artwork and projects can take center stage in my seasonal decorating arrangements!
If you’re going to be having a party, then you may want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. The most important thing is that everyone is going to be able to enjoy themselves, and that’s why you’ve got to think long and hard about some ideas to make your party great. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at what some of these ideas are, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.
Go Do Something Childish
The first thing that we are going to suggest is that you go and do something childish. It’s hard being an adult, and it’s exhausting. It’s for this reason that sometimes we just want to take a step back and do something fun, maybe even a little bit childish. For example, you could all dress up as characters from a film or TV show and have a fancy dress party. Or, you could head out and go bowling, go to a laser quest center, or whatever else you think you might enjoy. The point is for it to be as fun as possible, so something that you used to enjoy when you were a child might be a good idea. Think about the things that you used to love to do, and then choose one for your party.
Hire A Bar
Another thing that we are going to suggest is that you hire a bar. Not everyone drinks alcohol, it’s true, but for those who do, this is going to make the party that little bit better. A company like Party Pony Trailers LLC may be able to help you out here as they have mobile bars! This means that if you want the party to be at your home, but you also want a bar, then something like this is the perfect solution!
Or, you could simply just have alcohol on the table and allow everyone to mix their own drinks. At least you can be sure they’re going to like what they make for themselves!
Finally, have you thought about having a game night? Everyone can get involved, and it can be a super fun idea. Choose a bunch of different games that everyone can play together, and then let the fun begin. Ensure that all the games you’ve got are suitable for the amount of players that you are going to have so that nobody ends up left out. Get some snacks, a few drinks, and this could be the perfect night in for you and your friends. It might not be the same as having an actual party, but it’s just as fun for a small gathering!
We hope that you have found this article helpful and now know some of the fun ideas that we’ve got for an all-adult party. These ideas don’t make up an extensive list, so there are plenty more things that you can do if you would like to. Hopefully, you have a great time, and so does everyone else involved.