We’re headed to Northern Virginia to my aunt’s house for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for a huge crowd. Every year, we seem to add a few more places at the table and this year is no exception. While I enjoy turkey and mashed potatoes, the highlight of my Thanksgiving dinner is the pumpkin bread that my aunt makes. I look forward to it all year and can’t get enough of this delicious sweet bread. What is your favorite Thanksgiving indulgence?
If you have little ones at your Thanksgiving celebration, you know how important it is to keep them occupied during a long holiday celebration. Keep them busy with a fun craft and activity. Make a Piñata! You probably have everything you need at home for this fun Thanksgiving craft.
You’ll need a shoe box, old newspaper, tissue or construction paper, glue, scissors, twine, and leftover Halloween candy. You may want some adult supervision for the initial cutting, but other than that, the children can work on this activity without assistance from an adult.
Prepare the shoe box. In the lid of the shoe box, cut a window that will make the piñata easier to break. Then, at the top of the shoe box, cut a flap that you will use as an opening for the candy. Although you can do these steps with scissors, an exacto knife makes the job easier.
Poke a hole through the top of the shoe box (close to the candy flap) and insert twine. You'll use this to hang the piñata.
Cover the shoe box with two layers of old newspaper.
Cut strips of tissue paper or construction paper into little fringes and glue to the shoe box.
We're making a Thanksgiving turkey. Use the supplies you have in an art box or craft drawer at home. Pipe cleaners, pom poms, foamy pieces...the possibilities are endless!
Here's our turkey! He is ready to be filled with leftover Halloween candy. We're going to go outside and will have fun breaking the piñata later today! Yes, I know that he looks a lot like Sponge Bob, but I used what we had on hand in the craft drawer! The only colors of tissue paper I had were yellow, red, pink, green, and blue. Oh well. I like my turkey. Haha!