Decorate for Thanksgiving

Create a caring atmosphere of thanks within your home. These decorations celebrate family ties and nature's bounty. Put colorful sparkle in all your thanksgiving celebrations and family gatherings with these decorations.

Welcome People at the Door!

Bring the whole family together to create a Giving Thanks door wreath. On colorful, dark slips of paper, each family member writes or draws several expressions of thanks with Crayola® Gel F/X Washable Markers. Cut a wreath from cardboard. Glue thanks messages to the wreath with Crayola® School Glue, and add a festive bow.

Drape the Windows

Make a paper chain of reasons why your family is thankful this year. Cut long, narrow rectangles of bright construction paper. Write messages of thanksgiving on them with Crayola® Metallic Crayons. Interlock rings and seal with Crayola® Glue Sticks. Hang paper chains from windows and doorways, and on walls.

Fly a Banner of Thanks

Give thanks with a quilt or wallhanging that can later become a family heirloom. On several squares of paper, family members illustrate why they are thankful, using Crayola® Fabric Crayons. Arrange the squares in a pleasing design, then iron them onto white, synthetic fabric (not 100% cotton), according to package directions.

Mobile of thanks

Images of thanksgiving peacefully move about when hung on a mobile. Paint a cardboard gift-wrap roll with Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint. This will be the top. While it dries, draw pictures or words on both sides of bright paper with Crayola® Gel F/X Crayons. Cut strings in several different lengths and tie your images to the painted roll.