The Thanksgiving table is a special place to gather with family and friends to celebrate fond memories and pass along special traditions to younger generations.
As your family prepares for this special holiday there are many ways to include children in the process.
Some kids might enjoy helping to prepare the meal. Previously we shared easy holiday recipes that children and young teens can make with very little help.
Others may prefer to help set and decorate the holiday table. One of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving table decorations kids can make is a fabric pumpkin craft.
Fabric Pumpkin Craft for Kids
- Fabric measuring at least 8″ x 8″ (autumn colors or colors to match your holiday decor)
- Needle and heavy Thread
- 8″ round Plate and Pen
- Plastic Grocery Bag
- 2″ piece of tree branch (or brown pipe cleaner)
- Begin by placing the fabric on a flat surface. Then, place the plate on the fabric and trace around the edge of the fabric with the pen. Use the scissors to cut-out the fabric circle.
- Using the needle and thread, make loose stitches around the edge of the fabric (about 1/4″ from the edge). The last stitch should end where the first stitch began. When this step is complete, leave extra thread (enough to comfortably hold onto).
- Take the plastic grocery bags and wad it up into a circle. Place this bag in the center of the fabric circle.
- Pull on the ends of the thread so the fabric begins to pull up around the plastic bag. When tight the fabric should completely gather together around the bag. Tie the ends of the thread together tightly and then use the scissors to trim the excess thread.
- Place the small piece of tree branch inside of the opening (where you just tied the thread). This becomes the stem of the pumpkin.
Use your fabric pumpkins to decorate the table. Group several together around the table or use one at each place setting near a name card as a special gift for each guest.
More Easy Thanksgiving Table Decorations Kids Can Make
Autumn Leaves Luminary – Education Possible
Chalk Art Placemat & Place (Name) Cards – Education Possible
Cornucopia Treats – The Craft Patch
Leaf Place Mats – This Reading Mama
Mickey & Minnie Pilgrim Papercrafts – Disney Family
Paper Loop Turkey – Free Kids Crafts
Thanksgiving Chair Covers – Mom It Forward
The Thankful Tree – Pretty Providence
Turkey Napkin Rings – Uncommon Designs
Yarn Pumpkins – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Did you know that we’re talking about Celebrating Thanksgiving with Teens all week? Make sure you’re following along to discover new ways to get your older kids involved in making the holiday special.