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3 Tips For The Best Thanksgiving Kids Table + 18 Craft Ideas!

Some children love being assigned to the Thanksgiving Kids table. Others see the fine china and fancy stemware on the grownups table and feel like they’re getting the shaft. So I made a little video to help you create a Thanksgiving Kids Table that your littlest guests will adore!



And if your kid table is all set, but you’re still hunting down craft ideas, I’ve got you covered. How about making the corn kernel jewelry and garlands pictured at top?

Click through for 17 more ideas that will keep little hands busy while the turkey is in the oven.

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  • Native American Headdress 1 of 17
    Native American Headdress
    So simple, and so so much fun.
    See the full tutorial at Ankle Biter Art
  • Cornhusk Dolls 2 of 17
    Cornhusk Dolls
    Surprisingly easy and fun to make, kids love these I promise!
    Details here from Martha Stewart
  • TeePee Centerpieces 3 of 17
    TeePee Centerpieces
    Have kids help create this simple teepee centerpiece to star in your table decor.
    See the full tutorial at Kaboose
  • Turkey Leg Hats 4 of 17
    Turkey Leg Hats
    Oh my, these are hilarious and so much fun!
    Details here from Salsa In China
  • Village People 5 of 17
    Village People
    Best use of toilet paper rolls ever!
    Craft your own with this tutorial from Spoonful
  • Edible Cornucopia 6 of 17
    Edible Cornucopia
    These are so much fun and kids love them! Plus, they get to learn what a "cornucopia" is (it's not just a thing from Hunger Games).
    See the full tutorial at Tip Junkie
  • Paper Boat Place Card 7 of 17
    Paper Boat Place Card
    What's better than origami pilgrim ships for place cards? Not much!
    Make your own with these instructions from Martha Stewart
  • Turkey Table 8 of 17
    Turkey Table
    Some super fun ideas here on how to jazz up the kids table a bit.
    Inspiration via Fiskars
  • Paper Bag Turkey 9 of 17
    Paper Bag Turkey
    So many great ideas and find out how to make that awesome popcorn filled paper bag turkey for the kids to nibble on before the meal.
    Find all the details here from One Charming Party
  • Pom Pom Turkeys 10 of 17
    Pom Pom Turkeys
    Craft up some of these cute Tom turkeys and scatter around for guaranteed smiles.
    See the full tutorial at Martha Stewart
  • Butcher Paper Place Settings 11 of 17
    Butcher Paper Place Settings
    I know this idea is for a kids table, but I really like it for the grown-ups as well. Leave markers or crayons on the table and have guests write down what they're thankful for where they sit.
    Inspiration via Sweet Paul
  • Turkey Trivia 12 of 17
    Turkey Trivia
    Cut out this fun turkey and write thanksgiving trivia on the tail feathers. What a great way to involve your guests and inspire a little history lesson at the same time!
    Details here from Martha Stewart
  • Felt Leaf Garland 13 of 17
    Felt Leaf Garland
    Download the leaf pdf for free and make your own leaf garland from felt.
    Details here from Craft Sanity
  • Paper Pilgrim Hats 14 of 17
    Paper Pilgrim Hats
    These are so darn cute and you can talk about about the first Thanksgiving while you make them, such fun!
    See the full tutorial at Martha Stewart
  • Mayflower Walnut 15 of 17
    Mayflower Walnut
    Mini Mayflowers out of walnuts, genius!
    Details here from Cultivated Lives
  • Thankful Chain 16 of 17
    Thankful Chain
    Use this free printable to make your very own Thanksgiving gratitude chain.
    Get it here from Silver Box Creative
  • Thankful Tree 17 of 17
    Thankful Tree
    Snag a few dead branches and paper punch out a bunch of circles, have your kids (and guests too) write what they're thankful for, hang and display!
    Details here from Simply Vintage Girl

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