Thanksgiving Tabletop Craft Caddy

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Create an artistic package of crafts and projects that will keep kids entertained at your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving-Table-Craft-Tote-eHowOnly one month remains until Thanksgiving! It’s such a fun holiday to celebrate with family, and the food is always fantastic. Although Thanksgiving dinners are a lot of fun for the adults, kids often get restless, especially when sitting at the table for a long period of time. So, I put together a fun Thanksgiving Tabletop Craft Caddy that can go on the kids’ table to keep them entertained.

Thanksgiving craft tote

Things You’ll Need

  • Basket
  • Small Mason jars
  • Gold metallic spray paint
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper
  • Acorns
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine
  • Printer
  • Assorted crafts & crafting supplies

Spray paint mason jars

Wrap pieces of newspaper around the mason jars and tape it in place with masking tape. Stuff additional newspaper in the jars to protect the inside. Following the directions on the spray paint can, paint the top of the mason jars with gold metallic paint. Allow the paint to dry, and then remove the newspaper and masking tape.

Acorn mason jars

Hot glue the acorn caps onto the acorns, if necessary. Then, tie a piece of twine around the jars and hot glue the acorns to the ends of the twine. If acorns aren’t available in your yard, you might be able to buy them at a craft store, or use whatever is available in your area, such as small pine cones or seed pods.

Thanksgiving turkey printable

Kids love coloring, so I made a Thanksgiving turkey that you can print and include in the jars. After printing, fold each copy into a small rectangle that can fit into a jar. Download the free printable coloring sheet here: Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Sheet.

Thanksgiving mason jar craft

Put all of the craft items in the jars. My jars have some soft modeling dough, a wooden Thanksgiving figurine to color, Thanksgiving foam stickers, mini markers and the turkey coloring sheet.  You can send the mason jars home with the kids as a Thanksgiving treat bag, or you can save them so that they can be used for another holiday dinner.

Photo Credits: Tonia Larson

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