It’s Thanksgiving, Your Family is Together! You should plan a craft!

broke bread

It’s almost Thanksgiving!

You certainly don’t need me to tell you how to cook a turkey, make cranberry Sangria (please make it though) or decorate a table (grab some eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s & a few pomegranates and spread them out garland style on the table–DONE!).

craft time

But might I suggest something often overlooked?

If you are lucky, you get to spend the day with your family and friends–all ages, all opinions on the election, all hanging out together. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fun, simple project to keep your hands busy, that leads to encouraging each other, where the kids can have fun with the adults?

Of course, no one is forced to participate, they can watch the game or take a nap or whatever. But for those who’d like something to do, consider bringing or providing a few simple supplies for a craft this Thanksgiving…

fall craft idea

A simple fall craft–basically, Gold paint pens, leaves and washi tape–have the kids collect the leaves after you eat turkey–it makes the craft last even longer!

beadded tassel

Make a beaded tassel. This is so simple and fun!

fingerknit garland

Fingerknit Garland great for older kids, you’ll just need a yarn ball for each person.

paper snowflakes

Paper snowflakes, this video is easy to follow.

book page crafts

20 fun ways to use book pages — fun crafts to do together!

how to draw laurels

How to draw laurels.

glittered feathers

Glittered feathers look great with your Christmas decor, can be used as bookmarks (yep, I use feathers for book marks all the time!) and are just fun to make.

Maybe it’s Thanksgiving morning and you are reading this–pull out an old jigsaw puzzle, take a few minutes and start putting it together in anticipation of your guests because nothing is more inviting than a puzzle that’s already been started!





  1. Hi! Thanks for all these fun ideas! Your link to the finger garland goes to the glitter feathers. Help! Thanks!

  2. Your fingerknit garland takes me to the glittered feathers!

  3. Yes!!!! I’d love to see the correct link for the garland! I totally want to make that!!!

    • i found it. just go into her search bar on the right and enter finger knit garland. her page comes up and then you can watch a video.

  4. We love crafting when we gather at Thanksgiving! This year, I have all the elements to make our own ornaments. It’s something we keep and remember our time together.

  5. Great ideas. I love this post :)

  6. Would love to know where to get/how to make the muslin wall hanging “they broke bread together…”
    Thank you!

  7. About this time last year I bought that sprouted eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s to plop inside a mason jar that I then plopped inside a rough hewn wood vase I found at Magnolia. Um, that very same bunch of eucalyptus in that same jar in that same vase is still on my mantle. You know I’m horrible about changing things but this is one I truly love. The greenery dried in the most perfectly imperfect bend and I love the view every single day! It’s tempting to get more to put all over my house.

    Also, after being at the barn, I bought all the stuff to go tassel crazy and still haven’t. Maybe it’s time.

  8. Such a useful post!

  9. Happy thanksgiving!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I loved this idea, so we ran to Walmart and grabbed some yarn. It was an unusual Thanksgiving because my husband was out of town taking care of his mother, and I was home with all 4 kids for a whole week. By the end of the week I was definitely running on fumes. Saturday afternoon I was dragging, but I had promised the kids I’d teach them to finger knit. They loved it and it was such a good way to spend some down time but not zone out on watching movies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. What kind of Christmas tree is that and where did you purchase/get it?

  12. I’d love the recipe for your cranberry sangria!

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