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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids – Placemats

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids - DIY Placemats

This year I’ve been doing some fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids with my nieces and nephews. These placemats would also be perfect for a preschool or elementary school classroom project. As I mentioned in my Gumdrop Turkeys post a few days ago, we put one of them at each place setting on Thanksgiving. I thought it would be a lot of fun for the kids to also make a placemat for each person as well. This will give them something helpful and fun to do on Thanksgiving while dinner is being prepared!

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids – Placemats:

Supplies needed:
– Kraft Paper (Buy Natural Kraft Roll; 36″ x 100 Ft here)
– Glue Sticks (Buy Elmer’s Glue Sticks here)
– Paper Leaves (You could use this EK Tools Large Maple Leaf Paper Punch to punch out your own if you don’t own a Silhouette or Cricut cutting system)
– Markers and/or Crayons (Crayola Washable Markers or Crayola 64 Ct Crayons)

Thanksgiving Placemats Craft

I cut the roll of Kraft paper into placemat size rectangles (about 12″ x 18″) and set out an assortment of cut out leaves (I used my Silhouette Cameo cutter to make mine – if you don’t have one and you love to craft – be sure to add it to your Christmas list!). Then the kids wrote their names in the center, glued the leaves around the border and drew anything else they wanted with the crayons! Thanksgiving Leaf Placemat Craft   DIY Thanksgiving Placemat Craft

They loved doing it and were so excited, they wanted to use them for dinner that night! So they did. We can make more, luckily Thanksgiving is still a few days away. 🙂DIY Thanksgiving Placemats

 

For more fun ideas – check out the round up of Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids.

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