Canadian Thanksgiving Mobile Craft

Canadian Thanksgiving Mobile Craft

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.



  • White Paper
  • String
  • Wire Coat Hanger
  • Hole Punch
  • Tape


  1. Click and cut out the components under Printables for your mobile.
  2. Punch holes in bottom of Canadian flag and tie string for Cornucopia, fruits and vegetables.
  3. Tape Flag to coat hanger and you have your mobile to swing in the breeze.



Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

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.



Pie Crust:


Caramel Sauce:





Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the pie crust: Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add butter and toss until butter pieces are completely separated and coated with flour mixture. Using your hands, work butter into flour mixture until well combined and butter pieces are no larger than a pea. Add 1/4 cup cold water and gently stir with a spatula until completely absorbed. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, gently stirring between each addition, until dough begins to form into a ball. Depending on how humid it is in your kitchen or how hydrated your flour is, you might not need to use all of the water.

  • Transfer dough to a clean work surface and gently knead, being careful not to overwork it, until smooth and slightly tacky. Divide dough evenly into 2 pieces. Form each piece into a flat disk and wrap individually in plastic wrap. Chill dough in a refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. If chilled longer than 1 hour, let sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before rolling.

  • While the dough is chilling, prepare the caramel sauce. Heat sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is completely melted and amber in color, 10 to 15 minutes. Add butter to melted sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and completely combined, about 1 minute.

  • Carefully add heavy cream to sugar mixture, stirring constantly, until bubbly, 15 to 30 seconds. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in sea salt. Set caramel sauce aside to cool slightly at room temperature until ready to use.

  • Prepare the filling: stir apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until well combined. Set apple mixture aside at room temperature, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

  • Pour apple mixture through a strainer into a large bowl. Set apple mixture aside, and transfer the liquid to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside at room temperature.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Position oven rack in bottom third of oven.

  • Working with one dough disk at a time on a surface lightly dusted with flour, roll each disk into a 1/8-inch thick circle that measures 12 inches in diameter. Place one dough circle in a 9-inch pie pan and gently press dough into the corners and sides of the pan.

  • Stir together apples and reduced apple liquid in large bowl; arrange apple mixture in the pie crust, and drizzle with 1/2 cup of the caramel sauce. Place remaining dough circle over apple mixture and press into apple mixture and into edges of pan. Using your fingers, fold edges under and crimp to seal. Brush top and edges of dough with egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Cut eight 1-inch slits in dough with a sharp paring knife to allow steam to escape. Place pie on a rimmed sheet pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is light golden in color, about 20 minutes. Without removing the pie, reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and continue baking until dough is deep golden brown and the filling is starting to bubble, about 25 minutes. Gently cover pie with aluminum foil, and continue baking until a knife inserted removes mostly clean, about 25 minutes.

  • Remove pie from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours. Serve pie with remaining caramel sauce, if desired.


Cook’s Notes:

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.


Nutrition Facts

556 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 64.4g; fat 33.2g; cholesterol 105.4mg; sodium 676.4mg.



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DIY Fall Placemat (Great for Thanksgiving)

DIY Fall Placemat (Great for Thanksgiving)

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.
  • Stylus
  • White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • 12″ x 18″ Construction Paper in Fall Color
  • Acrylic Paint or Food Coloring
  • Laminating Roll
  • Disposable Gloves (optional)
  • Paint Smock, Apron or Old Tee Shirt



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. With the stylus. swirl the paint around in the shaving cream, leaving some of the swirls white with the shaving cream showing through.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Fall Placemats:

  1. Print and cut the leaves out of your dried prints using the pattern below.
  2. Glue the leaves to the large piece of card stock.
  3. Laminate according to directions to protect the placemats from damage.



Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Turkey Treat Buckets

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Turkey Treat Buckets

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!




  • Brown 3″ Metal Pails
  • Assorted Turkey Feathers
  • Adhesive Craft Foam
  • Googly Eyes
  • 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!


Apple Stamped Banner

Apple Stamped Banner

Apple Stamped Banner – a fun kid craft

This super cute kids craft is perfect for fall! Learn how to make an apple printed banner that’s perfect for autumn!

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You’ll need: 
  • Banner pieces – I cut 7″x10″ triangles from heavyweight paper, but pieces of burlap, fabric scraps or even drop cloths would also work great!
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper plate
  • Twine
  • An apple – choose one with a nice shape!
  • (Optional) Sharpie marker and glitter glue for additional embellishing
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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.
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Hang and enjoy!  I love it when my boys’ artwork and projects can take center stage in my seasonal decorating arrangements!

For more information on how can help you with Apple Stamped Banner, please contact us at +1 808-372-7734, or visit us here:

Savvy Nana

38 Oak Cove Ln, Humble, TX 77346, United States

+1 808-372-7734

Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

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!

Game Night

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.