Thanksgiving crafts for children are always a popular tradition! Here are the easiest homemade Thanksgiving table decorations that they can actually do themselves – no scissors, no glue, no mess and no fail… even a toddler can make this easy craft. It is an adorable pumpkin made from a roll of toilet paper! I can’t take credit for this idea, my awesome sister-in-law Darcy got it from her grandson’s teacher! So it’s even teacher-tested and we've added ideas to tie this craft into the curriculum! You can make these with the kids to celebrate Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving! Plus we have included funny free gift tags if you want to gift these for either Halloween or Thanksgiving!
One of my all time favorite boys shows us how you put everything together to make these adorable Thanksgiving crafts for children.
Lay out the fabric and place the roll of toilet paper in the center. Grab the corners of the fabric and one at a time, stuff them into the center of the toilet paper roll.. just squish them into that cardboard ring! Your pumpkin is done, now grab your popsicle stick "stem" and tie on some pretty ribbons, then add the sticker. Then push it right into the middle of the toilet paper roll! You can also use a branch right from your yard instead.
This year we adults made them early and gifted them with the tag as an early Thanksgiving treat to our friends. You can only imagine the laughs from our friends! The poem was priceless!
See below how we made these with our twin 3 years old and their 2 year old cousin for a Halloween craft!! Such a great craft idea. Here's a poem gift tag we added this year if you want gift your toilet paper pumpkin for Halloween. You can print this Halloween gift tag here
Here is a creative Christmas craft idea.. you will need to help by controlling the glue gun, but the kids can pick their colors for the earmuffs, make the eyes and nose and choose the ribbon for the scarf!