These items are for kids to make; but, some adults might like to make them, too.
Material: burlap, scissors, freezer paper, iron, red and brown textile paint, paintbrushes, printed fabric, and fabric glue
Directions: Cut your burlap to 13" x 17", or whatever place-mat size you want to use. Then, sketch your apple shape onto the paper side of freezer paper and cut it out to form a stencil. Iron the freezer paper into place on the burlap, and then paint inside the stencil with red textile paint. Once it's dry, carefully peel your stencil away. Add a painted stem a funky leaf cut from printed fabric to finish. Pull a few threads from the edge of the place-mat to make the fringe, and repeat until you have enough place-mats for your whole family.
Thanksgiving Fortune Cookies
Directions: Download the Fortune Cookie template, print, and cut out. Then, fold each circle in half without making a crease along the edge. Holding the circle in half with one hand, use the other to fold the two ends of your half-circle towards each other. Apply a Glue Dot to keep the two ends together. Then, type out and print a few things that you're thankful for and cut them into small strips you can insert into your cookies. Add to your table settings, and have your family "open" their cookies at the end of the meal.