Try These DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces

By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I immediately started brainstorming DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces.  Luckily, I have tons of leftover pumpkins from Halloween that can be transformed into DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Centerpieces.  I love recycling decorations if possible, as well, especially during the holidays where every penny counts.   Here are three easy and incredible Thanksgiving centerpieces to try at home.  

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Fun Crafts with Kids- Six Ways to Make Paper Plate Turkeys for Thanksgiving

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By Stephanie Jarrett, Everything Arlington, TX!

The hands-down cutest craft to make with kids this time of year is a paper plate turkey.  I remember making handprint turkeys as a young kid with my grandma every year by tracing my hand on a piece of construction paper and cutting it out, then coloring each of my fingers a different color because they acted as the turkey’s feathers. We would decorate my thumb as if it were the turkey’s head, complete with an eye and a wattle (yep, that’s the red hang-y skin at the turkey’s neck). We would make a hand-print turkey every year and write my name and the year on the palm of my hand. 

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Supplies Needed for Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids 

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By Wanda Lopez, My Sweet Zepol

Kids of all ages love crafts and getting their hands dirty with paint. This year you may find yourself at home with your kids with no-one else to entertain them during the holidays. Today, we will share some supplies needed for Thanksgiving  crafts for kids as well as ideas of projects you can make at home. We are going to keep it simple, so start thinking about things you have right at home that you may be able to use for some fun projects.   

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Easy & Unique Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids & Pre-schoolers

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By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

This year has definitely changed what fun activities we are able to do with our immediate families. With social distancing I have planned more DIY ideas with my children in order to make up for the change for not being able to see their family and friends. We love crafting, so why not really focus on working on crafts this holiday season as a family and in turn hopefully to start some new traditions. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I wanted to start working on DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts for kids. Read along as I show you how to create three simple and fun crafts that you can do with your kids at home.  

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Easy And Delicious Side Dish Ideas For a Low Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decorated with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

I love entertaining. Hosting parties is so fun for me that I spend weeks, or even months, coming up with dozens of delightful ideas to make the event special. After my fair share of incredible parties, I realized that what made an event a true success was enjoying it. And there is no better event to remember that than Thanksgiving! Your guests will appreciate a low stress dinner just as much as you do, putting the focus away from perfection and back onto spending time together. 

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Is it Safe to Drink After Having a Baby?

By Chelsea Skaggs, founder of Postpartum Together

After giving up alcohol through your pregnancy, you may wonder when it is safe to enjoy a drink again. If you are breastfeeding, there are additional factors to consider. It is important to know how alcohol can get into your breast milk and how long you should wait between drinks and feedings to be safe.  

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Getting My Toddler To Wear A Face Mask

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By Anna Keller, curiouser & curiouser

This time last year, I can’t imagine what we’d have thought if you told us we’d all be wearing face masks when in public. I certainly couldn’t have imagined our kiddos in them, and yet here we are! If there’s one thing this pandemic has reinforced for me, it’s the flexibility of our children. Getting my 3-year-old daughter, Maggie, to wear a mask hasn’t been difficult (thankfully!). She hasn’t been upset by wearing a mask or seeing others in masks. In fact, she’s been far easier to deal with when it comes to mask wearing than many adults. 

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Steal the Spotlight

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with All the Sides. Homemade Roasted Turkey and all traditional dishes on Festive Thanksgiving table.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

When it comes to Thanksgiving and steakhouses, the real star for me is the side dishes. I’ve got nothing against turkey (or steak, for that matter), but good side dishes steal the spotlight. Potatoes can be mashed, smashed, baked, or scalloped, without even venturing into the wonderful world of sweet potatoes and yams. Green beans can be roasted, blistered, sautéed, or served in a casserole. While most people opt for traditional, comfort food side dishes, if you want to wow your guests, try a few of these incredible, over-the-top Thanksgiving side dishes.  

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How to Create a STEAM Learning Environment at Home

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With the holidays approaching, school and work are going to slow down and we will continue to spend a lot of time at home with our families. Do not let your family become fatigued from quarantining and social distancing. Embrace something different with STEAM learning activities at home. It is easier than it sounds and will be a nice break from the usual learning routine. By the end of this you will know what STEAM is, the benefits, items you need plus easy projects and activities you can start now. 

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