Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Monday, November 23, 2015

8 Fall Corn Crafts


Corn is one of the best vegetables in the world.  I dare you to deny it.  Cook it, smother it in butter, sprinkle it with salt, and chow down.  Yep, heaven on a cob.  And, let's face it, if you don't like it in its original form you'd have to be crazy not to like popcorn.  Have you ever tried cheesy barbecue popcorn?  Or there's my absolute favorite - white chocolate orange popcorn.  It is as good as it sounds.  I promise.

Fall/Thanksgiving is a great time to appreciate corn in all its glory.  Try out some of these fun corn-themed crafts with your kids.  They will love them!


#1. Popsicle Stick Corn
  • 3 yellow craft sticks (or you could paint them; try making them look like Indian corn)
  • Green construction paper
  • A black Sharpie marker
  • Glue/masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Magnet and hot glue (optional)
Directions: Place the three crafts sticks next to each other vertically.  Glue or tape them together.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

5 Candy Corn Crafts




There are two kinds of people in this world: the people who can't wait for autumn when the candy corns come out, and those who avoid candy corn like the plague.  I bought a bag of every different kind of candy corn at the store (so you can probably guess which kind of person I am).  Did you know they have s'more, caramel apple, peanut butter, and apple pie candy corn?  They are all pretty good, but I'm a fan of the original.

What better way to share my love of candy corn than by making candy corn-themed crafts?!  All of the following crafts are simple, inexpensive, and easy for kids to do.  If you need more holiday ideas check out my list of over 100 kid crafts.


#1. Candy Corn Turkey

  • White paper
  • Construction paper (brown and orange)
  • Candy corn (6-10 pieces)
  • Elmer's glue
  • Scissors
  • Jiggly-eyes (optional)
  • Orange crayon
Directions: Cut a body and a head out of the brown construction paper.  Cut out a beak and feet using

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

100+ Holiday Crafts for Kids




Looking for crafts to do with your kids this holiday season?  Look no further!

I was asked to teach a class on holiday crafts for kids.  My kids and I put together as many crafts as we could in a week and I thought I'd share the results.  The point of this post is that you'll find something you like and try it out with your kids.  Click on the links for materials and instructions.  (I will update the links as I write the posts.)  Enjoy!


THANKSGIVING
  1. Paper plate candy corn banner
  2. Candy corn flowers
  3. Candy corn turkey
  4. Pom-pom painted candy corn
  5. Footprint candy corn
  6. Button pumpkin
  7. Popsicle stick corn
  8. Bubble wrap Indian corn
  9. Beaded Indian corn
  10. Paper pumpkin ornament
  11. Textured crayon pumpkin
  12. Fruit loop Indian corn
  13. Button Indian corn
  14. Thumbprint pumpkin patch
  15. Paper plate pumpkin wreath
  16. Apple stamp pumpkins
  17. Popsicle stick pumpkin puzzle
  18. Footprint Indian corn

    19.  Thankful leaf garland
    20.  Leaf prints
    21.  Leaf rubbings
    22.  Q-tip autumn leaf tree
    23.  Leaf feather turkey
    24.  Turkey bookmark
    25.  Painted leaves
    26.  Hand print sunflower
    27.  Fingerprint feather turkey
    28.  Paint resistant glue owl
    29.  Craft stick pumpkin pie magnet
    30.  Celery print owl
    31.  Craft stick scarecrow
    32.  Tissue paper leaf wreath


    33.  Paper bag teepee
    34.  Felt owl pillow
    35.  Corn I-spy bottle
    36.  Pine cone turkey
    37.  Corn luminary
    38.  Apple cider play dough
    39.  Give thanks blocks
    40.  Pine cone owl
    41.  Toilet paper roll pumpkin
    42.  Paper plate beanbag/pumpkin toss
    43.  Paper Mayflower
    44.  Owl balloon
    45.  Pine cone pumpkin
    46.  Turkey cone hat
    48.  Pilgrim hat crayon holder
    49.  Quills for kids
    50.  Pilgrim hats
    51.  Indian headbands
    52.  Egg carton pumpkin
    53.  Popsicle stick football game


CHRISTMAS
  1. Q-tip snowflakes
  2. Fuzzy tissue paper mitten
  3. Gingerbread man garland
  4. Santa hand print
  5. Popsicle stick Santa/Elf
  6. Hand print mitten
  7. Foam antler headband 
  8. Craft stick Rudolph bookmark
  9. Rudolph nose picture prop
  10. Clothespin reindeer
  11. Fruit loop candy cane
  12. Pom-pom candy cane
  13. Craft stick Santa hat
  14. Melted snowman ornaments
  15. Marshmallow snowman
  16. Pony bead candy cane ornament
  17. Scrap paper Christmas tree
  18. Fingerprint candy cane
  19. Plastic spoon snowman
  20. Fingerprint snowmen
  21. Tea light snowman
  22. Paper plate and cotton ball snowman
  23. Craft stick Christmas tree ornament
  24. Spinning paper Christmas tree
  25. Spinning paper snowman

    26.  Hand print penguin
    28.  Hand print snowmen ornament
    29.  Jesus in the mirror ornament
    30.  Wooden name tag ornament
    31.  Doily angel
    32.  Craft stick star ornament
    33.  Craft stick nativity
    34.  Hand print camel
    35.  Fingerprint nativity
    36.  Coconut polar bear
    37.  Stained glass nativity
    38.  Craft stick holy family
    39.  Paper plate baby Jesus
    40.  Fork painted polar bear
    41.  Paper plate and cotton ball polar bear
    42.  Paper snowflakes
    43.  Paper plate snow globe



    44.  Plastic cup snow globe
    45.  Paper bowl and cotton ball igloo
    46.  Pom-pom lamb
    47.  Plastic cup polar bear puppet
    48.  Let it snow blocks
    49.  Stand-up paper nativity
    50.  Nativity Popsicle stick puppets
    51.  Nativity finger puppets
    52.  Snowstorm in a bottle
    53.  Pine cone Rudolph
    54.  Garland Christmas tree
    55.  Doily Christmas tree
    56.  Pine cone Christmas tree
    57.  Felt Santa candy bag

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Photo Booth


Say Cheese!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with family, remember that we've been blessed with, and stuff ourselves 'til we nearly pop.  Whenever my family is together I like to take pictures (because I'm a scrap-a-holic).

Usually, we sit together in a big group and smile...


Yep, just like that - because why mess with tradition?  (We were holding up a letter O for my cousin who is on a mission.  Her mom was making her a banner and each family held up a different letter.  Now you know, nosy!)  

I also wanted to take a couple less formal pictures.  I decided to do a Thanksgiving Photo Booth.  First, I needed props.  Pinterest saves the day again!  I found a couple of free Thanksgiving photo booth props HERE.  Princess loved coloring all of the props.

Once your props are done, grab a camera and snap away!


You can tell that Goofy was overjoyed to get her picture taken.  


One cute little Indian girl.


Fighting over a drumstick.


My little sister is so cute and fun.


We got a little crazy.


PIIIIIIEEEEE!  (Admit it, pie is the best.)

Plan your next Thanksgiving with some of these fun ideas:

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Buzz Word Game
Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dinner



Charlie Brown and Thanksgiving go hand-in-hand.  (Actually, I like watching Charlie Brown on ANY holiday.)  Bud is especially into Snoopy.  He laughs his head off when Snoopy is chasing the lawn chair.  The day before Thanksgiving I decided to have a nice, laid-back Charlie Brown Thanksgiving dinner with my family.


Here's the set-up (complete with Snoopy).  We ate the same foods that Charlie Brown ate with his friends in the movie: popcorn, toast, pretzels, ice cream, and jelly beans.  I also made little pilgrim hats for all of us to wear to dinner.


Bud enjoyed everything about this meal.  What kid wouldn't?!  As an adult, it definitely makes you appreciate a REAL Thanksgiving dinner.


Princess looking cute and Pilgrim-y.  I found directions to make the girl pilgrim hats HERE.


Snoopy approves.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Buzzword



I am always on the hunt for a fun party game - especially when I know that the whole family will be around.  This Thanksgiving I created this fun version of Buzz Word.  During dinner if any of the words on the sheet are spoken the person who said the word must wear the Turkey Cone of Shame.  

What is the "Turkey Cone of Shame" you ask?  


Behold!  The "Turkey Cone of Shame!"  I made these out of cardstock, yarn, and feathers.  The feathers really do make the hat.  These little beauties got passed around to almost everyone.  I had a super cute picture of my grandpa wearing the cone of shame, but my phone broke a little while after Thanksgiving and I lost it.  So sad!

Feel free to save a copy of the Thanksgiving Buzz Word sheet (at the top) to your computer.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Turkey Crackers & Cheese Plate



If you want something super simple, cheap, and cute to take as an appetizer for Thanksgiving you have come to the right place.  Impress everyone with this turkey-shaped cheese and cracker tray.

I'm sure you get the gist from the picture above of how to make the turkey.  Cut out a turkey head and body out of cheddar cheese as well as lots of little square pieces.  For the nose and feet I used mozzarella cheese.  I found some snowflake Ritz crackers that made perfect feathers.  The eyes are obviously olives.  Create your turkey.  Keep the tray in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Mmm!  Why can't Thanksgiving be once a month?

P.S. - If you want the recipe for those rolls (they are my favorite) click HERE.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Pie Month



Who says you have to wait for Thanksgiving to have pie?  In November I decided to try my hand at making different pies and cheesecakes throughout the month.  I brought my favorites to Thanksgiving dinner.

I have lots of different recipes on my pie & cheesecake board on Pinterest, but they were in no logical order.  I made a document I titled Pies A to Z that alphabetized all of the pies and included the links to the sites where I found the recipes.  It was SO helpful!

Here are a couple of pie recipes that I actually made:
They were all delicious.  My hubby and I agree that the Lemon Sour Cream was fabulous!  I am drooling just thinking about it.

What are some of your favorite pie and cheesecake recipes?  Leave a comment and share a link!

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