Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best Fall & Thanksgiving DIY Kids Crafts


Free, Fun, and Frugal ideas that will make everyone -- parents and kids -- in the family smile to craft together. Perhaps even your family pet may get into the Thanksgiving holiday spirit!

Thanksgiving Dog

Great ideas for teachers for the classroom, too, that don't involve expensive supplies.  Bookmark this page and keep checking back, as  new ideas will be added to this list up till Thanksgiving.

Enjoy some time baking and decorating cookies throughout fall throughThanksgiving.  I made these cookies (see picture below) with my own children using the basic Sugar Cookie recipe out of my antique 1950s Betty Crocker cookbook that my mom made for me when I was a little girl.

I found it similar to tge old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe created by Martha Stewart.  Then, we decorated them with Martha Stewart's Royal Icing Recipe which uses meringue power (dry egg whites) that harden like the fancy giant decorated cookies I've seen selling for upwards of $18 each.

Sugar Cookie Leaves Pumpkins Acorns

Equipment used to make these cookies include my solid maple wood rolling pin that I've had since before I was married.  The pumpkins are made with a large tin vintage cutter from my own collection, while the maple and oak leaves and acorns were cut from the Wilton 9-piece Leaves & Acorns Cookie Cutter Set available on Amazon.

I also used a variety of decorating tools like pastry bags, an assortment of tips, and color gels made by Chefmaster and Wilton, as well as sprinkles and edible confetti by DecACake and CakeMate.

More Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Kids' Table Shimmery Lined Cornucopia Craft by Martha Stewart 

A Really Beautiful Quilted Turkey to Sew

Fun creatures to make with fall leaves, pen & paper

An Assortment of Fun Turkey Facts, Thanksgiving Crafts & printable coloring pages

Please Share Your Own DIY Ideas

Would love to hear your comments about those of you who make so of these great Thanksgiving crafts and foods. If you have an idea to add please send mention it in your comment and include the link so it can be considered to be added to this official Best of Fall & Thanksgiving Things to Make List.

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