I did the crafts for this month's Family Fun magazine's "Kid-Made Thanksgiving". The story features fun crafts and yummy recipes that your kids will want to help out with, like these little pinecone-ear and twig antler animal pie toppers (and a yummy pie recipe to go with them).
These little wooden personalized pins act as both placecards and favors for your guests. You can find these birch wood slices at craft stores. I got them here.
These leaf, bead and pinecone garlands can be made with real or paper leaves. In the final story I used kraft paper for the leaves and used real leaves as the templates.
Thread the beads onto a skewer and rest it across an open box or bowl while they dry.
Painting pinecones is fun and kind of meditative. If you can't find any outside you can pick them up at your local craft shop. Use them in the garland or down your Thanksgiving table.
Pick up a copy of Family Fun's November issue to see these crafts and more. Happy Thanksgiving!