Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Settings

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Acorn Box Thanksgiving Place Setting

We are going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving this year and the only kids there will be my two girls and my cousin’s daughter who is 2 years old.  Since most adults just want to sit around, watch football and eat for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to try and keep all the girls entertained.  So for dinner, I thought it would be fun to make these cute Acorn Boxes to use as their place settings and fill them with fun stuff to keep them entertained while everyone is eating.

Since there will be three girls, we decided to decorate each box with a different colored top.  That way they can tell them apart and hopefully there will be no fighting.  I also printed out a couple coloring pages from the internet (just do a google search for Thanksgiving coloring pages) and taped them together to be used as a placemat for each of the girls, that is why I added crayons to the acorn boxes.

Both my girls helped to make these boxes and really LOVED doing the glitter.  I had them do each one on a paper plate to help minimize the glitter mess that I knew we would have.  The plates really worked well and they did not get much glitter off the plates.  I also had the girls do the tops and bottoms of the acorns separate instead of doing the whole acorn all at once.  The reason I did that is so the bottom would be all brown and the tops be all gold and not a mix.  The girls (especially my little one) have a hard time getting the glitter in the exact spots they need it so if you paint the entire acorn with glue then start adding the glitter you will more than likely have the glitter mixed.

We made these for the kids, however they would make great place settings for adults too.  The only thing you would need to change to use them for adults is what you put inside.  No matter who you make them for everyone will be so excited to get this pretty box and a special treat inside!



Mod Podge Box

Paint the bottom half of your Acorn Boxes with your Mod Podge

Brown Glitter

Sprinkle with some Brown Glitter (or glitter color of choice)

Top Half

Once the bottom half is dry paint the top half with Mod Podge

Sprinkle Glitter

Then sprinkle with glitter color of choice

Sparkle Mod Podge

Once your Acorn is all dry coat the entire box with your Sparkle Mod Podge

(This will seal the glitter on so it won’t fall off and get glitter all over. The glitter in the Mod Podge adds extra shine)

Glitter Acorn Boxes

We painted each top a different color for each of the kids at the table

Glitter Acorn Boxes for Thanksgiving

Fill your acorns with candy, toys, and crayons.

This will keep the kids entertained while the adults enjoy their dinner!

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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