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Thanksgiving Crafts for Everyone

Updated on December 30, 2017

This Turkey is Unenthusiastic about Thanksgiving Crafts

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Fun for Fall

There are many free patterns for Thanksgiving projects available with just the click of a mouse. Whether you want a simple craft for a kindergarten class or a work of art for your Thanksgiving table, one of these free patterns will appeal to you.

I've also included ideas for creating a variety of fall crafts with simple supplies. Fall is a wonderful time to come indoors, enjoy something hot to drink, and create something special with your own hands. Thanks to free patterns and inexpensive supplies, you can spend your money on more food for the Thanksgiving spread!

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Cutouts and Bulletin Boards

Easy Paper Crafting

First, for those seeking an easy, no-sew project, try these turkey cutouts which can be used for greeting cards, gift tags, or bulletin boards or as patterns for applique on place mats. Construction paper or cardstock in autumn colors is about all you need.

Another bulletin board or wall hanging idea is the Thanksgiving tree. Make paper or cardstock leaves and ask students or family members to write something for which they are thankful on each leaf. Create a trunk and branches from brown paper and lat kids add their leaves. For a Thanksgiving centerpiece, put a real tree branch in a container and attach the paper leaves to the branches.

Make an Apron for Thanksgiving

Simple Sewing Projects

Why not make an apron to wear while serving your Thanksgiving feast? Aprons are easy sewing projects and also make great hostess gifts if you are a guest for Thanksgiving. Here are some great patterns I've found:

Simplicity Patterns

From the Simplicity Archives comes pattern 2592 for retro aprons. Both half-aprons and bib styles are included, with fun ruffles, rick rack trim, or decorative borders. Simplicity 3752 is a stylish halter neckline apron in several lengths. The pattern also includes short and long half-aprons with pockets, like those worn by servers in restaurants. A four-tiered, ruffled apron is also an option with Simplicity 3752. Simplicity patterns are easy to find at any fabric store.

Friends Patterns

For practical aprons that really cover you for heavy-duty kitchen tasks like canning or holiday baking, look to Friends Patterns online. This small family business supplies modest clothing patterns to Amish, Mennonite, and other plain communities. Aprons are still worn daily by many plain women. The 222 Canning and Kitchen Apron in multiple sizes is quick to sew and really covers well. For children, Friends offers the 109 Girl's Apron Combo, a pattern with three different styles of girls' aprons in multiple sizes.

Pick a pattern today and spend an afternoon making an apron for yourself or for a special friend.

Other Crafty Links - Crochet, Knit, and Decorate

Whether your "weapon of choice" is yarn or paper, crochet hook or knitting needles, there is something for everyone in this collection of fall craft links.

A Traditional Hymn

Come, ye thankful people, come. Raise the song of harvest home. ~Henry Alford

See Some Projects from Start to Finish

What crafts do you enjoy most?

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    • kimberlyschimmel profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 

      4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so I'm always happy to see great craft ideas.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      I don't think I ever get tired of searching for holiday crafts. Thanks so much for including the videos, especially for toddlers. These would be great for children's church.


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