Mommy Blog Expert: Thanksgiving Mayflower DIY Craft Centerpiece Gratitude Ship Fun for Kids & Adults to Make

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving Mayflower DIY Craft Centerpiece Gratitude Ship Fun for Kids & Adults to Make


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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year. Not only is it celebrated widely with many different traditions here in the USA -- regardless of religion and a variety of backgrounds -- it's a meaningful time to gather with friends and family. It's also the perfect time to ramp up your creativity with some beautiful crafts for the holidays.


To get you in the spirit of this fall holiday and remind us all of its historical roots, here's a creative and easy Mayflower Gratitude Boat DIY Thanksgiving craft project from FamilyFun. Both kids and adults will enjoy making this to decorate your home or to bring as a centerpiece to your Thanksgiving dinner hosts.



What You'll Need
This craft involves just a handful of simple materials which you likely already have at home including a template from familyfunmag.com/printables, a brown paper bag, tape, crayons, paper, bamboo skewer, playdough, paper shred and parchment paper.



Step-by-Step Instructions
After you print and cut out the templates, color and assemble your ship. When you're done, don't forget to take photos of the finished heirloom you've made for the family archives. Then, when kids and adults gather on Thanksgiving Day invite everyone to write the things they are grateful for on the pieces of paper you've cut up and load them up on the ship.


Watch a video tutorial & see complete 

How to Directions HERE

For even more beautiful and easy Thanksgiving ideas, check out the 100s of fantastic DIY crafts, decor and recipes compiled all in one place follow MBE on Pinterest and treat yourself to our Thanksgiving Beauty & Creativity Pinterest board!


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29 comments:

Stacie said...

How fun! I would never in a million years think you could make something so cute out of a paper bag. Love it!

Shauna Torres said...

What an adorable craft. I always try to have the kids do a fun craft while we hustle in the kitchen and this sounds perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jeannette said...

This would be so much fun to do with my kiddo! It looks easy and it will look great at a center piece at the thanksgiving table!

Kristin said...

I love the creativity in upcycliing. There's no need to throw it in the trash when you can make it into a treasure.

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

This is so cute! I'm going to show this to my daughter, I think she will have a blast making it!

Becca Wilson said...

This looks like it would be so much fun to make with my kids. I love all the different crafts that are centered about being thankful.

Robin Rue said...

I remember making something like this when I was in school. It looks really neat and I know my boys would love to make a boat like this.

Ash Sears said...

This is such an easy craft but would definitely make a perfect decoration. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays so we always find special ways to celebrate.

Patty Woodland said...

That is so cute. What a great project to do with the family for Thanksgiving

Jaredamy said...

Oh my goodness is this a cute craft! I am going to have to show my kid's teachers to see if they want to make some for their class.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

What a great holiday craft! It's perfect for the table!

Adelina Priddis said...

Oh I love this centerpiece! Especially because I have plenty of paper bags on hand.

Ckrusch said...

This craft is so cute and a great project for the kids coming to our Thanksgiving brunch!Love it!

Jennifer Johnson said...

What a fun craft for Thanksgiving!! I know my kids love relearning the story behind thanksgiving every year they seem to learn something different every time

Ann B said...

This is a great center piece idea. I will have to get the supplies I need to make one for my table.

Elizabeth Lampman said...

I am always looking for new center piece ideas. I will be making one of these this weekend.

gingermommyrants said...

My kids are going to have fun making this with me. I am always looking for new ideas for my table.

Liz Mays said...

Aww, what a wonderful Mayflower craft! It could be a lot of fun to work on this craft with the nieces and nephews.

Sarah said...

My kids love crafts, well have to do this one! Thanks!

The Maven said...

This is really cute! Such an easy and clever Thanksgiving craft to with the kids!

Alicia said...

This craft is awesome! My boys would love to help make it.

Brent Arceneaux said...

This is such a cute idea! I'll be making these with the kiddos soon!

Toni | BoulderLocavore.com said...

This is so adorable centerpiece! Would be fun making it with kids!

Toni | BoulderLocavore.com said...

This is so cute! My kids will love making this!

daytoday MOMents said...

I'm definitely going to see if my kids want to do this. :) Such a cute craft idea.

Nancy P said...

My youngest daughter loves arts and crafts! Going to make this with her today! Thanks!

Melissa Chapman said...

This is such a cute craft for your littles to take part in on thanksgiving! I am going to gather all these supplies so that I can make these with my nieces and nephews over the thanksgiving holiday! Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

I love this idea. It looks like a fun centerpiece for the kids to make.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

What an adorable Thanksgiving craft for the kids. This IS the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table!