Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Give Thanks Decorative Art

by Lisa Renata on November 23, 2013 · 0 comments

in Kids, Kids Activities & Crafts

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Give Thanks Decorative Art

Note from Melanie: This Thanksgiving kids craft and art piece is a great way to talk about gratitude with your children for Thanksgiving and even year-round! Plus, it’ll add to your home’s Thanksgiving decor and bring a little charm to the holiday. Our kids crafts contributor, Lisa, shows you how simple it is to make, using materials found at Walmart – read on! {Sponsored content}

Looking for something fun and easy for the little ones to make this Thanksgiving season? How about a craft piece that also works as decor for the home and/or dinner table? Well, look no more! My little ones made these cute, decorative ‘Give Thanks’ signs in one afternoon. All you need is a few materials which you can mostly pick up at your local Walmart’s Craft and Seasonal Department, a bit of creativity, and some mommy patience. (By the way, check out  more holiday craft ideas on the Walmart site!)

DIY ‘Give Thanks’ Decorative Art {Kids Craft}

Materials Needed:

  • 1 2-pack set of 6×8″ blank burlap canvas
  • assorted orange buttons
  • natural, thin twine (optional)
  • thin ribbon, assorted colors
  • Aleene’s tacky glue (or hot glue gun)

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Give Thanks Decorative Art, Materials Needed

How to Make ‘Give Thanks’ Decorative Art Signs:

With a pencil, lightly write the words ‘Give’ and ‘Thanks’ onto each burlap canvas. Then have the kids either glue or hot glue (if they are older) the buttons and ribbon directly on top of the written letters. Make sure to vary the colors of buttons as well as the size. As for the ribbon, we found it easier to cut the ribbon into shorter strips and glue them individually onto each letter. After the little ones are done gluing, let each canvas dry for about a day (if you’re using regular craft glue) or just a bit (if you are using hot glue).

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Give Thanks Decorative Art

Now you can either leave the canvas just as they are, or you can add a bit more dimension by gluing thin, natural twine around the frame. It is all up to you and your little one’s skill level. The most important part though, is to let them have fun. In the end, all those little imperfections are what make kids’ art pieces so special!

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Give Thanks Decorative Art

Have a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving!

Lisa Renata, Lisa Renata is a proud multicultural Latina of Mexican, German and Japanese descent. She and her husband of German, Scott-Irish descent are raising their two lovely kids bilingual and in a home full of diverse traditions. She holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology and is a certified Interpreter. She is also the creator of, where she shares her craft ideas, and her passion for sewing and photography. You can find Lisa occasionally sharing simple and fun kids crafts here on

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