I’m bringing this cute Thanksgiving Craft out of the archives, this morning with some updated pictures, and content. This is a great classroom Thanksgiving craft, or a cute decoration for your Thanksgiving table!
Paper Plate Cornucopia Craft
I love simple, fun, yet adorable crafts. That combination is not that easy to find, but this one fits the bill. Grab yourself some brown paper plates and a stapler = instant cornucopia. You’ve got to love those stress free crafting with the kids.
What is a Cornucopia?
- A cornucopia is a horn shaped basket filled with food and gifts
What is a cornucopia filled with?
- Cornucopias are usually filled with pumpkins, gourds, flowers, leaves and fruits
Why is the Cornucopia a symbol for Thanksgiving?
- It is a basket filled with a plentiful harvest
If you like fall or Thanksgiving crafts, check out my other fun projects like:
My top Amazon Picks for this craft…
Here’s what you’ll need for this Thanksgiving craft for kids…
- Brown paper plates
- Decorations and goodies to fill your cornucopia with like…stickers, candy, crayons and coloring sheets, shredded paper, etc…
- If you are out at Target looking for the same plates – here’s what they look like at first glance! The back is a nice plain brown. I also saw some gold plates in the Christmas section – much more reasonable. They came in a set of 90…good to know for classroom parties, and gold would be very pretty!
- Fold the plate so that is forms a funnel shape – leaving a large opening on one end and a narrow point at the other end
- Staple right in the center of your fold
- If you prefer, you can stuff the cornucopia with shredded paper as a filler
- Bend the narrow end of the paper plate upward into a curved end
You can turn this fall craft into a fun place setting, and a Thanksgiving activity…
- Give the kids fall stickers to decorate their cornucopia or give them coloring sheets of fall items to color, cut and place in their cornucopias
- *Another idea is to place fall candy inside the cornucopia or small fruit
- Happy Thanksgiving!
~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com