For the Martha Stewarts of the world, putting together a Thanksgiving table means building an intricate, elegant masterpiece. But where's the fun in that? Are turkey and all the fixin's as enjoyable if you're worried about someone elbowing that crystal candle holder when they go to reach for the gravy? These are Thanksgiving things we ask ourselves.
On the other hand, a Thanksgiving table just isn't complete without some sort of festive decor. So why not aim for something for a little less breakable and a lot more fun? Translation: Get your kids involved in sprucing up the spread.
There are tons of easy table decorations kids can make themselves, and crafts are the perfect way to let them tap into their creativity while boosting self-esteem — because they'll be so proud after putting the finishing touches on these Thanksgiving crafts. Keeping kids occupied and getting the decorating done? Talk about killing two, um, turkeys with one stone.
Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2017.