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Make It : Easy Thanksgiving Punched Crafts

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Thanksgiving is upon us, so I’m sharing two super-easy punched crafts for your holiday celebration.

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Turkey lollipop favors...or place cards for the kids table.

1 Turkey lollipop favors...or place cards for the kids table.

These little guys look cute on napkin rings, place cards, and cupcake picks!

2 These little guys look cute on napkin rings, place cards, and cupcake picks!

The Martha Stewart Crafts Rose Window Punch All Over the Page punch I used to make the scalloped circles.

3 The Martha Stewart Crafts Rose Window Punch All Over the Page punch I used to make the scalloped circles.

Punch four scalloped circles (two tan for the body). Cut one

4 Punch four scalloped circles (two tan for the body). Cut one "body" circle in half and cut a strip out of the center of the other. Snip a tiny triangle beak.

Layer the shapes with glue or double-sided tape. I punched two micro dots for eyes, but you can use a marker.

5 Layer the shapes with glue or double-sided tape. I punched two micro dots for eyes, but you can use a marker.

I love The Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet punch...when I'm not loving my handwriting.

6 I love The Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet punch...when I'm not loving my handwriting.

These mini paper turkeys are made using just one punch—a scalloped circle—and some scissors, glue, and double-sided tape. That's it! The punch I used is the Martha Stewart Crafts Rose Window Punch All Over the Page. The two-part magnetic punch system lets you punch anywhere on the page. For this project I'm using the scrap scalloped circles it punches out.

You can stick these little turkeys on napkin rings, place cards, cupcake picks, lollipops, and more!

My coworker, the very crafty Lauren Parlato, came up with this sweet and easy paper-plate wreath that she made with the kids at her church. It could be a fun activity to keep kids busy after or before the Thanksgiving meal. She used unbleached paper plates and kraft paper circles cut with a circle cutter and a variety of autumnal punches. Set up a table with some punches, glue sticks, and paper plates, and let your young guests make their own "I'm thankful for" wreaths.

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Almost finished wreaths...Lauren stamped

1 Almost finished wreaths...Lauren stamped "I'm thankful for" and the kids filled in the rest.

The kids punched a variety of shapes and colors and glued them on the plates' rims.

2 The kids punched a variety of shapes and colors and glued them on the plates' rims.

I’m thankful for easy crafts . . . fun craft tools . . . and my family and friends, of course!

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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