DIY Scrap Fabric Wrapped Bracelets – Kid’s Craft & Gift Idea

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Scrap Fabric Wrapped Bracelets

 

This DIY Scrap Fabric Wrapped Bracelet craft is the PERFECT craft for kids (and adults!) to get crafty and make holiday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, presents for friends, craft party ideas, and SO much more! Or to just decorate yourself a pretty new bracelet! It’s also a great frugal way to make some fun dress up items for your kid’s dress up trunk!!

Supplies needed:

Scrap Fabric Wrapped Bracelets

Assorted bangles or bracelets (check your local thrift or dollar store if you don’t already have some)

Scrap fabric

Scissors

Hot glue, glue gun

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting or tearing your fabric into 1 inch strips. Remove any threads that seem to be fraying off of it.

2. Place a small dab of glue at the end of the strip, and press the dab to the INSIDE of the bangle. Allow it to dry well before proceeding.

Scrap Fabric Wrapped Bracelets

3. You can now start wrapping the bracelet with the scrap fabric. Pull tightly as you do so the fabric lays nice and flat. Slightly overlap each layer as you wrap.

4. Once you have wrapped the entire bracelet, snip off any remaining fabric. Add a dab of glue to the end of the strip and press it again to the inside of the bangle. This way, your starting point and ending point won’t be visible on the outside of the piece.

5. Optional: Take the scissors and remove any frays that may still be visible. If you like the appearance of the fraying, feel free to leave it in place.

Your scrap fabric wrapped bracelet is now ready to be worn or gifted! You can design your style any way you want to!

Veggies and Dip Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey Snack for Kids

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kids healthy turkey snack cup

 I don’t know about your kids but mine LOVE their veggies and this Turkey Veggies & Dip cup is sure to be a big hit! Who says that turkeys can’t be fun? This is just one of many healthy Thanksgiving themed snacks you can offer your kids! Perfect for holiday parties or after school snacks! Take a look below at how you can craft your own veggies and dip turkey snack for kids in just a few minutes!

Supplies Needed:

small plastic cup
Brown construction paper, scrapbook paper or corkboard
googly eyes
orange pipe cleaner
red pipe cleaner
glue
scissors
assorted veggies (carrots, colorful peppers, etc)
Veggie dip of choice

kids healthy turkey snack cup

DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by preparing the face of your turkey. To do this cut out an oval or peanut shape from your brown paper.

2. Glue in place the googly eyes and let set.

3. Twist a small piece of pipe cleaner to look like a beak. Add some glue and press firmly onto the “face”.

kids healthy turkey snack cup

4. Finish up the face of the turkey by adding the red pipe cleaner for the gobbler. Press into place with glue.

5. Add some glue on the back of your turkey face and press firmly onto the front of the cup.

6. Fill the cup 1/4 to 1/3 of the way full with veggie dip. Low fat ranch is a great choice!

kids healthy turkey snack cup

7. Finish your turkey cup by adding the “feathers”. The feathers are made from the colorful vegetable sticks, sliced, and placed inside the dip.

Kids will LOVE dipping their “turkey feathers” of veggies into the dip and snacking away! What a FUN classroom party idea too!

 

Interactive Preschool Advent Calendar

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Preschool Advent Calendar

 With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season kids especially got SO incredibly excited about the approaching holiday season! This is an EASY project to get your preschoolers excited about counting down for the holidays while still working on their number recognition!

You’ll need:
-Colored paper
-Scissors
-Pen
Directions:
Begin by cutting out a large green triangle for your Christmas tree and a small brown rectangle for the trunk. I recommend outlining this in pencil if you are letting your preschooler cut their own tree! Glue them onto a piece of paper – any color you choose! Now comes the tricky part that an adult will probably need to help with. You’ll want to cut out 25 circles, all in different colors and in different sizes.  If you have a circle paper cutter it makes life so much easier but it’s of course totally doable by hand too! Make sure you also cut out a yellow star for the top of your tree!!
Use a pen or marker to label numbers 1-25 on each of your circles (one number per circle). Decorate the outside borders of your background paper by writing Merry Christmas or something like I did- 25 Days of Christmas! Glue on all of your circles as each day comes! OR you can place your numbers on the tree and place it inside a picture frame then cross off the numbers as the days approach. OR yet another idea is to laminate everything and use little velcro pieces for the kids to add the ornaments onto the tree so that you can use it as an interactive advent calendar every year!!

Kid’s Turkey Thanksgiving Snack Cup Idea

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kids turkey snack cup

 Are you looking for some fun turkey themed snacks for your kids this month with Thanksgiving coming up? If so this pudding cup turkey snack is incredibly simple and just the snack for you! It’s the perfect sweet treat to surprise your kids with after school. Take a peek below at how to whip up your own!

Supplies Needed:

pudding cups
rainbow Twizzlers
brown construction paper, scrapbook paper or cork board
googly eyes
orange pipe cleaner
red pipe cleaner
glue
scissors

DIRECTIONS:

turkey kids snack cup

1. Start by prepping the face of your turkey! To do this cut out an oval or peanut shape from your brown paper/corkboard.

2. Glue in place the googly eyes and let dry.

3. Twist a small length of pipe cleaner to look like a beak. Add some glue and press it onto the face.

4. Finish the face of the turkey by adding some red pipe cleaner for it’s gobbler. Glue it down!

5. Add glue to the back of your turkey “face” and press it to the front of the pudding cup firmly.

turkey kids snack cup

6. Create the feathers of the turkey by simply placing some rainbow licorice. (you might want to cut them in quarters)

MMMMMM your pudding cup turkey snack is ready to be served! Surprise the kids one day after school – doesn’t it look sweet?! Grab your spoon and take a seat! Kids and adults will dive right into this sweet snack! Perfect for parties too!

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Leg Party Favor Fun for Kids

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thanksgiving turkey leg party favor kids

 Are you looking for a cute unique way to dress up your Thanksgiving place settings? How about your classroom Thanksgiving celebration? Check out these SUPER easy and inexpensive turkey leg party favors which can be customized to your budget and theme!! These turkey leg party favors not only look so silly but they taste pretty sweet as well! Inside you can fill them with the sweets (or not so sweets!) of your choice!

Materials Needed:

thanksgiving turkey leg party favor kids

Candy or “Treat” of your Choice (Popcorn is another great option!)
Brown Paper Bag (1 per place setting) 
strips of white paper
tape

DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by filling the brown paper bag about 1/4 of the way full with candy or other choice of treat. We used candy corn since they are fall themed but you can easily use popcorn for a less sugary option!

2. Next twist the paper bag closed – don’t be afraid to twist it all the way down! You will see the turkey “leg” shape starting to form. Twist tightly so the candy or treat stays secure!

3. Set the bag / leg aside and create the “bone segment” of your leg. To do this cut out a 1 inch or so strip of white paper. You can use craft scissors to scallop the edges if you wish. Twist the paper around the end of the bag and secure it with glue or tape. (Tape is easiest!)

thanksgiving turkey leg party favor kids

4. Your turkey leg party favor is done!! Now you can simply place it on each guest’s plate, pass them out at the party, or use it to decorate a “platter” however you wish! Kids will easily be able to untwist or tear into their turkey leg bags for their treat!

This is such a FUN, CHEAP, and creative way to enjoy the Thanksgiving season!

DIY Gorgeous Gourd Votives Frugal Fall Craft

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 gourd fall DIY home decor

Gourds and fall go hand in hand! Take a look at how simple it is to create your own fall fun when you give these gorgeous gourd votives a try. And best of all these gourd votives cost just a few dollars to make several of and you can keep them for years to come!! Here is how you can craft your own in under just a few minutes!

gourd fall DIY home decor

Supplies Needed:

faux fall gourds ($1 or less at Walmart or the Dollar Tree)
votives
knife

If you wish you can use real gourds but they are a little harder to create and of course will eventually rot.

 DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by placing a votive on top of the gourd. Trace around it with a pencil – this will give you an idea of where you will need to cut and the size hole that you will need. Remove the votive.

2. Take a knife and cut out the circle as smoothly as you can. It’s just like carving a pumpkin!

gourd fall DIY home decor

3. Remove the piece you carve out and throw it away – you won’t need it again.

gourd fall DIY home decor

4. Press the votive into the hole that you just created. The foam of the gourd will give a bit allowing you to squeeze the votive snugly into place.

5. Just light up your votives and watch them glow!

 This makes a wonderful fall festive decoration and gift – and you can even use battery operated votives if you want! I personally like crafting a collection of these to display in a group together for a real fall festive appeal!

 

Pilgrim’s Hat Thanksgiving Terra Cotta Pot Decor

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pilgrim hat thanksgiving decor

 

Last year I know SO many of you wrote me to tell me you wanted MORE Thanksgiving crafts and ideas as it seems to get overshadowed between Halloween and Christmas! So this year I have preplanned during November to have a month packed full of Thanksgiving (and fall) related crafts, activities, and goodies! This SUPER SIMPLE Pilgrim’s Hat Terra Cotta Pot Decoration can be made using ANY size terra cotta flower pot! I used small to medium sized one but you can buy the little mini ones and turn them into table place setting decorations too!

pilgrim hat thanksgiving decor

Materials Needed:

brown acrylic paint
paint brush
terra cotta pot of any size
brown felt, paper, or fabric
yellow felt, paper, or fabric

pilgrim hat thanksgiving decor

This craft is actually pretty self explanatory but for the sake of explanation here’s how to make it!

Paint your terra cotta pot completely brown on the outside and bottom of the pot. Flip the pot upside down and place onto your brown piece of felt, paper or fabric. (I used felt.) Cut your felt/fabric to circle around the large mouth of the pot making sure you leave about an inch all the way around so that it will be the rim of your Pilgrim’s hat. You can choose to either just set the pot on top of it or use a hot glue gun to attach it. For the finishing touch take your yellow felt/fabric/paper (I used paper.) and cut it into a rectangle shape to fit on the rim of your pot and cut a smaller rectangle out of the middle. This will serve as the “buckle” for your Pilgrim hat! Attach with Glue Dots or hot glue and VOILA you’re finished!!

For an extra fun idea you can create mini Pilgrim hats out of tiny terra cotta pots and write guests names on them for personalized dinner place settings! 

DIY Thanksgiving Grateful Home Decor Banner Tutorial

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 thanksgiving grateful DIY home decor banner tutorial

Banners are such a fun way to decorate your space whether at home or in your classroom. This DIY Thanksgiving themed “Grateful” Banner is no exception! This grateful banner is the perfect way to make your space ready for the Thanksgiving season, and not only is it easy to create but it’s inexpensive too. If you love the look of bunting banners you’ll enjoy making this!

Supplies Needed:

chip board letters
ribbon or twine
scrap book paper
glue
scissors

thanksgiving grateful DIY home decor banner tutorial

Everything you see here can be found at your local craft store. The chipboard letters we used are from Michael’s Craft store and run just $1.50 per bag. Our total cost for this banner was just a few dollars and we had plenty of supplies left over for future projects. 

 DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by cutting out some small to medium sized triangles from your scrapbook paper. You will want them uniform and even so use your first triangle to model the rest.

2. Add some glue to the back of each triangle and press the ribbon onto it. Make sure to space the triangles out as you go allowing about a half inch between each one.

thanksgiving grateful DIY home decor banner tutorial

3. Once the triangles are in place and dry you can add your chipboard letters. Just add a dab of glue and press the letters onto the triangles.

4. Allow plenty of time for the letters to dry. Once it is dry your banner is ready to be displayed!

 Banners look great displayed hanging anywhere! You can hang it across a fireplace mantel if you have one, across your dry erase board in the classroom, or across a doorway! All you need it a little tape or push pins to tack up the ends of the ribbon! Gather your supplies and give this easy and beautiful grateful banner a try! Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!

 

 

FREE Thanksgiving Writing Printable Worksheets + BONUS Freebie

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free Thanksgiving Writing Printable Worksheets Image

What says being thankful more than FREE Printables?! I am VERY thankful for all of my readers and the support and community you have shown me over the past few years! Here are 2 FREE Thanksgiving Writing Printables for you to download, PIN, and print as many as you wish!! PLUS enjoy a BONUS freebie Printable Thanksgiving Card for Kids below!

PRINT HERE ==> Thanksgiving Writing Worksheets Printables

Thanksgiving Printable cards for kids

PRINT HERE ==> Happy Thanksgiving Cut Out Cards

FREE Printable BUILD a TURKEY Booklet

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Free Build a Turkey Printable Image

 

Thanksgiving is such a FUN time of year but one that seems to be lacking for FUN printables!! So here’s another great FREEBIE Printable for you!! Print out the booklet below to build your own turkey! Just cut out the feathers, color them, and glue them to your turkey! You can even glue real feathers on top of the printable ones if you want! PIN this for later and feel free to print as many copies as you’d like! Don’t forget to share with your friends!

Build a Turkey Booklet