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Thanksgiving Table: Kids Table

One of my favorite parts of hosting the holidays is getting to do something fun for the kids. As a child I remember the kids table sometimes felt like we were being banished. We were way off in the corner, I was the oldest of all of the kids, and I felt that I was being punished being stuck at a small table with no one to talk to ( I was 10 years older than the youngest, and 5 years older than the other oldest). I was the de-facto babysitter of the kids table. Sent to the table to make sure the younger kids didn’t spill their juice, and the older kids didn’t play with their food. I wanted to be at the real table with my older brothers in all of their teenage glory. I wanted to hear the real conversations and drink from a crystal glass like everyone else over the age of 12. Instead I was isolated in toddler town.

Today I think back on those days and try to remember the boredom. Especially when I am preparing my own kids table. Even though my kids are all under the age of 7 I know that they will want to feel special. So when I set their table I buy them special plastic glasses that won’t break but LOOK like the fancy crystal goblets at the big table. The youngest kids even have lids and straws for theirs. I set the table with fun colors and items that will entertain.

This year I found these sweet little DIY pilgrim hat crayon holders. Since I give each kid a placemat to doodle on this was the perfect thing to add to my table. Thank you to Kristyn at LilLuna for the incredibly cute and simple tutorial. The hats are so cute I even decided to give each adult at the table one as well. I included a placemat of paper so that we can all doodle. I have even decided to have a little contest. We each have to draw what we are thankful for this holiday season. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates.

Here at The Boy’s Store we want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. And may all of you have a year to be thankful for.

Holiday Crafts: Turkey Napkin Rings

IMG_1028.JPGWe love to do fun crafts, especially when they dress up our houses during the holidays. Since Thanksgiving is coming up soon, I know wasn’t it just spring time? Where is the time going? We are very excited to start turkeying up the house. We have all our usual suspects, the Thankful Turkey, some toilet paper roll Pilgrims, and some beautiful harvest decor and lots of pumpkins. But we decided we needed something to make the table settings a little fresher and more festive this year. That’s when I stumbled upon a great blog called Uncommon Designs. Sometimes the best thing about this job is finding other incredible websites run by other great moms. Sharing our ideas and crafts is just so much fun.

Uncommon Designs is run by mommy bloggers Trish and Bonnie. But Trish and Bonnie aren’t just friends that share a common love of crafting, they are also sister-in-laws. It is such a great thing when you can connect with family on a different level. Both are mommies of two wonderful kids each and everyone loves to craft. They share their fantastic and fun crafts on their blog everyday. This month we want to highlight their fabulous Turkey Napkin Rings design. It is the perfect thing to brighten up our table this month!

What You Will Need:

Fabric
3 Phoomph 9×12 Stiff Sheets
Regular Sized Wooden Clothes Pins
Brown and Red Fine Glitter
Tiny Google Eyes
Brown Paint
Glue
Jute Twine
Clear Tape

What is so great about this craft is that you can design them so that all the napkin rings match or you can choose many different fabrics and make every napkins ring totally different. Kids will love helping to make the table festive, and it will make for a great topic at dinner! Save these beauties and reuse them again next year. Then every time you take them out for your thanksgiving table you will be reminded of the fun time you and the kids spent making them, it will be great memories for years to come. To get the full tutorial with incredible pictures check out Uncommon Designs, and see what other fun and crafty ideas they have to share!

Turkey Hat Craft

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It is almost Thanksgiving time, and that means several of your little ones will be home for a few days with nothing to do. Which may leave you with a need to occupy some very bored kiddos when you are trying to prepare a very large meal for a lot of very hungry guests. So what should you do? Why not put those kiddos to work. Now they can create their own thanksgiving decorations and even wear them around the house all day long. Simp check out this incredibly easy and fun craft for kids, now your kids will be real turkeys.

What you’ll need:

Construction paper: brown, black, yellow, orange, red, green
Glue stick
Scissors Continue reading