Coloring Pages For Thanksgiving (:

 These Coloring pages are super cute for Thanksgiving & Humoring !






















10 Holiday Crafts You’ll Love

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Joyful Pillows

Upgrade store-bought throw pillows in a jiffy with simple appliqués. To make them, type JOY into a word-processing document, using a font you like. Enlarge each character to full letter-page size. Print, then cut out the letters and trace them onto white felt; cut out. Next, pin strips of fusible bonding web, such as Stitch Witchery ($2.99;, to the back of each felt letter. Center each one (with webbing underneath) on a pillowcase and carefully remove the pins. Iron on according to the package instructions. Once the letters have adhered, add decorative stitching with embroidery thread, if desired.

hannukah menorah craft

Hannukah Menorah Craft

Arrange a memorable menorah in minutes! Who knew plain old salt and pepper shakers could look so sophisticated? Simply unscrew the tops, fill each shaker with decorative blue sand, and place a menorah candle inside. Once the candles melt down, use tweezers to remove residual wax before reusing.
glass ornaments

Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament

At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament’s top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place.

(Ornaments, starting at $4.99 for four, and cardinal, $1.99; for stores. Peacock feathers, $2.99 for three, and artificial snow, $2.99; Wood chips, $3 for 4.8 ounces; for stores. Model tree, from $2.99;


Christmas Tree Skirt

A literal take on the Christmas tree skirt, this resourceful project makes clever use of old duds gathering dust in your closet. All you need are two kilts (or other pleated skirts) in complementary colors and a little sewing know-how. For instructions, visit

Snow Globes

For a cooler-than-cool stocking stuffer, create a mini winter wonderland with a snow-globe kit ($13.95 for two; Here’s how to get the ball rolling:

Step 1: Decide what you’d like to put in your globe (we chose cupcake toppers from, keeping in mind that plastic and ceramic work best underwater.

Step 2: If desired, cover your globe’s base. Since ours feature outdoor scenes, we used sheets of model-train “grass” ($2.49;, adhered with waterproof epoxy. Spray with Watco’s clear lacquer ($7.99;; let dry.

Step 3: Position your figure on the base; affix with the epoxy.

Step 4: Once the epoxy has dried, attach the dome to the base and fill with distilled water and the included snow, following the kit’s instructions. To hide the seam where the base and dome meet, use glue dots to affix a decorative ribbon around the globe’s circumference. Looks like it’s a small world, after all.

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Crafty Kits

Instead of a single present, treat loved ones to a customized kit packed with stuff they’re sure to use — buttons, thread, and needles for a friend who likes to sew; polishes, brushes, and buffing cloths for a well-dressed dad; or cookie cutters, sprinkles, and icing tubes for a friend who bakes. To re-create these kits, start by spraying a clean tin (we used old metal cookie containers) with Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface paint in white; let dry. Next, download an image to match the tin’s contents at Print the silhouette and cut out, then spray the back with adhesive. Using a pair of craft tweezers, pick up the graphic and place it, right side up, on the tin’s lid. Once it dries, coat the lid and base with a spray sealer (try Krylon’s Make It Last) and let dry. Use black card stock, cut to the tin’s dimensions, to create dividers, if desired. Then fill with your goodies

Enjoy some good clean fun with these easy-to-make soaps, shaped using animal-themed cookie cutters ($3.99 for six; for stores). For your own menagerie, heat a medium-size chunk of melt-and-pour glycerin ($6 for two pounds; over a double boiler or in the microwave. While it melts, place the cutters in a deep metal baking pan. Once the glycerin liquefies, tint it with food coloring, then pour it in the middle of each cutter so the glycerin fills it to the top (use only one soap color per pan, in case any spills over). Spray with rubbing alcohol and let sit until the glycerin hardens. Using a knife, cut around the inside of the cookie cutter, then gently press the soap through to release it. Wild!


A sweet alternative to store-bought cards, these greetings put your tree-decorating skills to work — on a small scale. Download our illustration at, and print in color onto 8 1/2- by 11-inch card stock. Fold the stock in half lengthwise, creasing with a bone folder. For the card at top left, attach small bugle beads and paillettes to the tree (use craft glue for all designs). To replicate the middle version, cut out ornaments (made by tracing a button), a tree base, and a star from patterned fabrics and adhere. Make the last card by zigzagging a length of ribbon across the tree. Fold the ends under and glue, then try other widths of ribbon to craft a base, star, and gift. Or use your imagination, and whatever supplies you have on hand, to make your own one-of-a-kind cards.



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Home-Made Bath Paint

ISupplies You Will Need:
1/3 Cup Dish soap ( I have a suggestion for smaller kids below)
2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch
Food Coloring
Paint Brush (or they can use them as finger paints in the tub)
Small Tupperware ( I used 1/2 cup size with lid)

What I love about this is…you have it all at home anyway. No need to go out and buy supplies!

Here’s what you do:
Take the Dish Soap or Baby Shampoo for the younger kids so it won’t hurt if it gets in their eyes, and mix it in a bowl with the Corn Starch.

Then divide your mixture into four small Tupperware containers.

Next add 3 drops of food coloring into each container and stir with spoon.

Done! Easy Peasy!

Now you should have bath paints that look like this:

When bath time is over, you can slap the lids on them and save them for next time….OR
if your kid is anything like mine there won’t be any paint left cause he dumped it all in the tub after he was done you just plop the containers in the dishwasher.

It’s so inexpensive, and fun for the kids to make that I don’t mind making it again & again!

Cheap Dollar Crafts For Families



I love to play the classic game of “Candyland”. This wall art would be perfect for parties! The theme could ven be candyland or just a candy theme !


Project estimate:

  • Mini Paper lanterns , $1 for two at Michael’s
  • Tulle, on hand or $1 and up
  • Twine, on hand or $1

To make your own paper lantern candy decore.


Step one:  Assemble the lanterns.

Step two:  Cut the tulle int strips long enough to cover the lantern plus leave an extra 6 inches on each end.



Step three:  Lay the tulle on a flat surface and begin to wrap the lantern


Step four:  Tie the ends with twine and fluff the tulle out.  Trim the ends as needed.




Project estimate:

  • Bird house, $1 and up
  • Maps, on hand
  • Paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Mod Podge, on hand


First, paint each birdhouse so they have plenty of time to dry while you work on the maps.



To make the templates, just place paper onto the face of the birdhouse and and traced with a pen.


I used the templates I made to cut out the map pieces. Note that I made sure that I cut out map pieces with the colors of the birdhouses. For example, for the green birdhouse I used a piece of the map with a large national park area. After cutting them out I trimmed them to make sure there was wood visible along the edges. To prep the paper, I painted a layer of decoupage onto the back of each map piece and let them dry.” -Crafts by Amanda



While the maps were drying, I sanded all the edges of the birdhouses to expose the wood underneath. I prepped the surface of the birdhouses by painting the section to be decoupaged with decoupage medium. Then I applied the map to the surface and pressed out all the air. It’s important to be patient and let the decoupage dry completely, several hours, before applying the final finish coat. Bubbles occur when the final coat is applied because the paper underneath has not had a chance to dry and stick completely.” -Crafts by Amanda





Why do I love washi tape?  Because it makes virtually everything cuter.  You can add a little bit of it to just about anything and it instantly has personality and flair. 

Project estimate:

  • Thumbtacks, on hand or $1
  • Washi tape, on hand or $1 and up

To make your thumbtacks cuter, put a small piece of washi tape on each pushpin, smoothed out any fine wrinkles with ur thumbnail, and trim around the edges with a sharp scissors. Now thats cute!



Personalized Wood Utensils


Project estimate:

  • Wood Utensils, $1
  • Wood Burning Tool, on hand or about $10
  • Stamps and ink (optional), on hand


Step one:  Choose a wood utensil with a wide handle. You can find these at the dollar tree!

Step two: Plan your design, You can also stamp an image or word using a light colored stamp pad.  Then you can just trace it!




Step three:  Screw the desired tip on to the wood burning tool and plug it in.  When the tip is hot, hold the tool like a pen and trace over the letters.

And there you have it !




Cereal Albumn

Project estimate:

  • Recycled cardboard, on hand
  • Wrapping paper, on hand or $1
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Brayer, on hand or about $5



Start out with a roll of wrapping paper that you can find in the Dollar Spot bins at Target and a stack of cereal boxes. Cut the boxes to the size of your finished album   (5 by 7 inches is the size most people use). Make sure you cut an even number of pieces – cut 12 total, which in the end will give you 10 pages inside your album.



Roll out the wrapping paper. Along one of the long edges, about 1 inch in, draw a straight line to use as a guide. This will keep your pieces lined up straight as you add them. Apply Mod Podge to the unprinted side of the cardboard (what would have been the inside of the box) and glue them down in one long strip, leaving a gap of about 1/8 inch between each piece. As you apply each piece, roll over it with a brayer to make sure there are no wrinkles or air bubbles. Continue until all of the pieces are glued down to the wrapping paper.


Fold in the short edges and glue them down as shown, then carefully do the same with the long edges.



Fold the strip accordion-style to create the shape of the book. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back sides of each piece and press the pieces together, creating thick pages. If you have trouble with the pages warping, leave the album sitting under a stack of heavy books for a few hours to straighten them out.




Now all that’s left is to figure out what to put inside the album! If you plan to use this album as a scrapbook, you may want to spray the pages with archival mist to neutralize any acid in the paper and keep it from yellowing your photos or other memorabilia.