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Thoughts of Thanksgiving Kids Craft

It’s November 6th and we are into the month of giving thanks. Have you thought about what you’ll be sharing during your Thanksgiving dinner? We love to go around the table and have everyone say one thing they are thankful for. We have so much to be thankful for we decided it would be fun to write notes and keep them in a safe place and on Thanksgiving day bring out the pumpkin full of notes and read them out loud.

Thanksgiving 1

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 paper plates
  • paint (orange fall colors) & paint brush
  • scissors
  • clasp brad
  • hole punch
  • glue

Thanksgiving Supplies

This craft is very easy and the little can help out. As you can see I had a painter come do some art on the plates. You guys know I love pumpkins so yes, it’s a pumpkin. But not just any pumpkin, it’s a Thanksgiving pumpkin that is holding all of your thoughts of Thanksgiving. That makes it better and it’s super cute because our kiddos are helping out too. When I asked my son if he wanted to paint and his little face lit up. He loved it!

Thanksgiving painting

Let the plates dry and then you can cut across the top of one the plates to make a pumpkin top. You’ll want to keep the other plate in tact. Grab your glue and glue the two plates together minus the piece you just cut off. Let the glue dry long enough so that it’s strong. *If you start to handle the plates too soon the glue won’t set enough and it won’t be strong enough to hold the notes.

Thanksgiving f b pumpkinThanksgiving cut lid

Thanksgivnig glue

Once it’s completely dry grab your hole punch and on one of the sides near the top of the pumpkin punch a hole. Bring out the pumpkin top and the clasp brad and clasp it together using the brass clasp. It should look like a open mouth.

Thanksgiving clasp

Add a little felt stem and cut up some paper so that you have note card sized pieces to write what you are thankful for and place inside the pumpkin. If you want to hang it, cut a slit into the plate of the backside of the craft and hang. If it gets too heavy you’ll have to take down so the paper plate doesn’t rip.*

You can also make other Thanksgiving type items using the plates:

  • Cut the plates in the shape of a cornucopia
  • Using a box you could decorate with corn husks
  • Decorate the plates like a squash
  • Cut and paint the plates into a Pilgrim’s hat

The possibilities are endless and so much fun!

We can’t wait to see your pumpkins full of Thanksgiving thoughts! Share your crafts with us using the #mmscraft hash tag on social media.

Thanksgiving notes

I’ll have one more Thanksgiving craft next week and then we are heading into Christmas!! I’m so excited!




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