Thanksgiving

A collection of our Thanksgiving-themed kids’ crafts, art projects, and activities

A group of our paper bag mushrooms sitting on a wood slice in front of a white background

Make: Paper Bag Mushrooms

A brown lunch bag and a stick are all you need to make these sweet, sculptural paper bag mushrooms. This charming nature-inspired craft is a wonderfully simple project for kids (or adults!) that can be used for small-world play, classroom…

One of our handmade paper bag acorn portrait kids crafts sitting in the grass

Make: Stuffed Paper Bag Acorn Portraits

These stuffed paper bag acorn portraits are an adorable fall art project for kids and a lovely autumn craft you can fill with seasonal surprises… What a nut, right?! These silly acorns are STUFFED with personality (among other things) and…

These gradient leaf banners are a naturally lovely way to celebrate fall or the holiday season and easy for kids and parents to make. | via barley & birch

Make: Gradient Leaf Banners Kids Autumn Art Project

Explore color in nature with these lovely DIY fall leaf banners kids can make to celebrate the fall season, and parents or educators can use to demonstrate naturally-occurring patterns and environmental science. This morning on a walk with my dog,…

These halftone collages are a great autumn or Thanksgiving art activity for kids | via barley & birch

Make: Stamped Halftone Leaf and Gourd Collages

These pop-y halftone leaf and gourd collages offer a new way to look at highlights and shadows (through the eyes of a graphic designer) while celebrating a few of November’s natural beauties and the joy of handmade art! Over the…

These free printable mini Thanksgiving doodle books make easy turkey day fun for kids, cute classroom entertainment, or lovely little holiday table favors.

Freebie: Mini Thanksgiving Coloring Books

Here comes Tom Turkey, and he’s in the mood for some tryptophan-inducing turkey day coloring! These mini Thanksgiving doodle pages offer a cornucopia of holiday-themed drawing opportunities, calming coloring entertainment and creative writing prompts. For a table full of autumn…

Make colorful and simple felt turkeys for Montessori-style learning, clouting, sorting and pattern-making (template included!) | via barley & birch

Make: Colorful DIY Felt Turkeys

It’s Thanksgiving again, and this time of year always makes me so nostalgic! Beyond the food, family time, and celebrating a day of gratitude, 0ne of the holiday details that has always stuck with me is the magically festive table settings…

Two of our DIY calico corn weaving crafts sitting on a white background with felt weaving strips

Make: A DIY Felt Calico Corn Weaving Craft for Kids

This DIY calico corn soft toy only takes a few simple supplies, comes together quickly, and is fantastic for fine motor skills and pattern-making practice! Adding closure snaps, velcro or ties is an easy way to throw in some practical…

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Eat: Homemade Peach Applesauce (with less sugar!)

Fall is finally here, and it feels like such a gift after the hot summer we’ve had. I’ve been so excited to ring in my favorite season, that I had to rush out to the local farm stand last weekend to grab some early apples…