After last week’s Thanksgiving Roundup, you know how I love to set a beautiful and festive Thanksgiving table, but while those tables were lovely, they might not excite the youngest guests at your Thanksgiving feast. So, today, I’m sharing inspiration and ideas to make a colorful and festive kids Thanksgiving table that will keep the kiddos engaged and happy while the grown-ups catch up and linger over the meal.
These bright colors are sure to put a smile on your little one’s faces, plus, you can even include them in making the decorations. If your kids are old enough to use safety scissors then they can help from the beginning, if not, you might want to cut the feathers out first, and then have them help with the assembly.
Bright papers (this Astrobrights pack is similar to the one’s I used – affiliate link)
Double-stick tape (affiliate link)
First, you need to cut the paper into strips, I was able to get three strips out of one sheet. Then, fold the paper strip in half and draw half of a feather along the folded seam of the paper. I was able to get three feather from each strip.
Finally, while the feather is still folded, cut slits along the cut edge to give it more of a “feathery” feeling. If your cuts are too short, they won’t really show up, so play with this until you find a depth that you like.
To make the headdress, fold a piece of paper in half length wise, cut along folded seam. Tape short ends of paper together to make a band to rest on the child’s head.
Begin attaching feathers in layers, I recommend you start with your highest layer and work your way down.
And an element of fun for the kiddos!
You can mix up the color combos and number of leaves to make them as simple or elaborate as you wish.
Attach feathers to plain paper cups to tie the decor together.
Tuck feathers in among a few small pumpkins for an impromptu centerpiece.
Use double-stick tape to attach feathers to a piece of twine or ribbon to make feather garlands.
There are so many ways that you could use these!
The placesetting has a homespun feeling thanks to a handkerchief “placemat,” gingham paper plates, and cheerful flatware.
I hope that you enjoyed this lighthearted Thanksgiving table and found an idea or two to incorporate to your celebration this year.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing!