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Mayflower Thanksgiving Craft

How cute is this Mayflower Thanksgiving Craft!  My son brought it home from school and was so proud of it!

Mayflower Thanksgiving Craft

It is the Mayflower ship and made from a half of a individual sized milk carton from the school cafeteria. Simply rinse out and allow the milk cartons to dry then cut in half to a straight razor blade.  This should be done by an adult.


  • Plastic Straw
  • Milk Carton
  • Markers
  • Paper/Card Stock
  • Black Tissue Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors


Glue black tissue paper around the sides of the milk carton. Cut a straw in half and then cut a “sail” out of card stock. Allow your child to decorate then attach with the straw!  This could easily be a place card or center piece for your table!  Just add each persons name to the sail.

Be sure to make Mayflower Munch Mix for them to snack on while they make this craft.

Perfect for when you are COOKING the Thanksgiving Feast and need something for the kids to do to keep them busy and out of harms way.  Not only that but you will be fostering learning at the same time.  One idea is to set up a craft and learning station in your garage or basement so the kids can stay entertained and out of the way while you are busy cooking.

Don’t have a garage or basement, no worries, find any free space or tuck them into the corner of the kitchen if necessary.  Put tons of supplies out on a table and be sure to cover the table with newspaper or a plastic table cloth.  You may need to cover the floor too.  Pick up plastic tablecloths at the dollar store and then let them express themselves. Let the kids create some amazing Thanksgiving themed crafts and work on these worksheets and coloring pages while you are working on the meal.

Here are some Thanksgiving Craft Ideas to keep the kids busy crafting while you are cooking.  I would suggest assigning some older teens to watch over and assist the kids if possible.

Other Thanksgiving Craft Ideas include:

Turkey Pinecone Craft
Free Thanksgiving Worksheets
Coffee Filter Turkey
Painted Turkey
Paperplate Pilgrim
Thankful Thumbprint Tree

Best Ever Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes to help save you time in the kitchen on the holiday!

Here are some of the Best Ever Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes we have made!  Our families love these recipes and are always asking us to make them for the holidays.  Be sure to try some of them this Thanksgiving and save time in the kitchen.  You will be able to spend more time mingling with family and friends!


Turkey Breast of Wonder (Crockpot)

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crockpot Baked Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Corn Casserole

Crockpot Creamed Corn

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Apple Crisp

Crockpot Blueberry Crisp

Crockpot Spiced Applesauce


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