Dress up the kids table at Thanksgiving (or even the grown ups table) with this cute and fun Turkey Utensil Pocket craft. They really add some fun color to your holiday table. This is a great Thanksgiving craft to spread out and do with the kids. You can help your kids with the simple sewing and let them do the rest in an assembly line fashion. Label the DIY Thanksgiving cutlery holders with names and they can instead of place cards. Learning to set the table with pride is a great experience for kids.
Thanksgiving Utensil Holder Craft: Turkey Table Decor
- brown paper lunch bags
- craft feathers
- wine cork (If you don’t have wine corks on hand you can use craft foam cut into circles for turkey heads.)
- orange and red craft foam
- googly eyes
- hot glue gun/glue or craft glue
- sewing machine/thread
How To Make a Turkey Utensils Pocket:
Fold bag so that the flat part that would normally be the bottom is inside the fold, you want this to be about a 4” pocket.
Sew ⅛” from the edge of bag all the way around, trim off excess threads.
Cut ¼” slices off cork for heads.
Assemble turkeys-securing to bag with hot or craft glue if the kids are doing it. Spread feathers out across pocket, top with cork slices, googly eyes, and finally a beak and waddle cut from craft foam. Each one can be a unique work of art.
Slide silverware or plastic ware in turkey utensil pocket, and you are done with your Thanksgiving Craft!
Thanksgiving is so full of cooking and it is great to keep the kids in the spirit by doing crafts and thinking about being thankful for family time together. Do you think you will give these DIY Thanksgiving cutlery holders a try? If you do, tweet me a pic @familyfocusblog! I’d love to see them!