Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful time for spending time and reconnecting with family and friends – especially when those loved ones don't live close to you. However, with a big menu comes a lot of prep time in the kitchen for us grown-ups, which tends to mean a LOT of wait time for the kids. I love to come prepared with craft activities for the little ones at our table – do you? This week's roundup features some ideas that can be made day of or presented as a way to make dinnertime seem not so far away.
This tree, full of places to leave messages of thanks, would look adorable as a Thanksgiving centerpiece or on display in your house to inspire your family. Get the how-to from Washi Tape Crafts.
Pumpkins are good for Thanksgiving, too! Use up the last of fall-themed papers in the craft closet by making this 3D paper pumpkin, by way of Crafts by Amanda.
Don't rake those leaves too quickly! Make sure to save a few to make colorful turkey crafts, like this leaf turkey from Crafty Morning.
For a sweet fix after Thanksgiving dinner, make sure to have a pilgrim candy jar on hand. The team at CandyStore.com has created this easy project over on their blog. When it's time for a treat, just lift off the pilgrim hat and dig in.