Spread some much-needed holiday cheer in your house this year by making crafts with your kids. The following ideas are both easy and fun, which makes them the perfect holiday activity.


Turkey Hand Drawing

Usher in Thanksgiving by tracing each of your kid’s hands onto a piece of paper or paper plate and then have them turn it into a turkey. To accomplish this, use markers to transform the hand into a turkey and add eyes, a beak, and feet. You can also draw a hat on top for a fun finale.

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Thanksgiving Rocks

Still looking for the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece? We’ve got you covered. Start by finding (or purchasing) some small rocks, and then have your kids paint them with their favorite fall colors. Optional: use a different color of paint and paintbrush to write letters on individual rocks that will spell out greetings like “Give Thanks” or “Happy Thanksgiving.”


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Gingerbread Houses

To get everyone into the holiday spirit, throw a gingerbread house decorating party for your entire household. Make sure to have plenty of icing and candies on hand so your kids can get creative as they bring their dream house to life in gingerbread form.


Glitter Ornaments

If you’re looking for the perfect accessory for your fireplace mantel or Christmas tree, why not make some glitter ornaments? Simply paint clear plastic ornaments with your favorite (washable) glitter glue and leave them throughout the house for a festive look.


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Painted Pinecones

Next time you’re on a walk around the neighborhood with your kids, keep an eye out for pine cones so you can make a holiday-themed craft. Use washable paints to decorate the pinecones and then string them on your tree or the mantle.

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