A Paper Plate Cornucopia Craft {and Place Setting} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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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!

cornucopia craft

Paper Plate Cornucopia Craft

paper plate cornucopia

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.

cornucopia Thanksgiving craft

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

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Here’s what you’ll need for this Thanksgiving craft for kids…

  • Brown paper plates
  • Stapler
  • Decorations and goodies to fill your cornucopia with like…stickers, candy, crayons and coloring sheets, shredded paper, etc…

Instructions:


The most simple of Thanksgiving crafts! Perfect for kids, and classroom parties. Also makes a great place setting! So pretty!

  • 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!
  • The most simple of Thanksgiving crafts! Perfect for kids, and classroom parties. Also makes a great place setting! So 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

paper plate cornucopia craft

  • 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

 

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2 Comments

  1. What a smart and clever idea!

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