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Quickie Question: Any Thanksgiving Crafts?

By Twistie

(Image via Alphamom, where you can also find instructions)

So. Thanksgiving crafts. I’m finding as I delve into the subject that the vast majority of crafts projects for this holiday are geared toward keeping children quiet more than anything else.

They seem to range from the ‘cut, paint, and glue’ ouvre that strikes terror into the hearts of parents who hope to keep their living rooms presentable to the ‘let’s overdose on sugar’ kitchen projects like the… very special Rice Krispy turkeys shown above.

In fact, I can’t remember the last time I made a craft for Thanksgiving. It must have been in about third or fourth grade, when we probably made construction paper  cornucopias or something for our parents to gush over.

Sure, there are more adult Thanksgiving crafts out there, wafting across the ether. There are books of projects and websites with ideas for table decorations that aren’t hand turkeys or paper pilgrim hats. But I sometimes find myself wondering who makes them, if anyone.

As much as I love handcrafting things, I have never once as an adult made or invented a craft project around Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. I don’t make pine cone place card holders or autumn leaf candle holders. I have never once made a table cloth, table runner, or set of napkins for Thanksgiving. I don’t even put flowers on the table or make fancy garnishes for my dishes! It just doesn’t actually happen in my world.

So I’m curious, do any of you make Thanksgiving crafts? If so, what? If not, is there something you think would be fun to do? Or is cooking and eating a fantastic meal enough for you?

One Response to “Quickie Question: Any Thanksgiving Crafts?”

  1. Carol Says:

    For Thanksgiving, my only crafting is finding one new dish to make for dinner. It needs to be unusual enough to be interesting to me, but “standard” enough that my non-adventurous inlaws will eat it too. It’s a fine line.

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