Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorations Ideas

Are you ready for the Thanksgiving weekend? The upcoming holiday includes large family gatherings, traveling, and community events. Or you could be opting to stay close to home. Whether you are gathering with family or friends, check out the following last-minute Thanksgiving ideas to make your holiday more memorable.

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Start Your Thanksgiving Decorating Now

Thanksgiving is only a couple days away. Consider simple last-minute decorating to make your home more festive.  

  • Paper Placemats: Creating paper placements is a fun activity for little ones. Use large pieces of construction paper to draw, paint, or color Thanksgiving designs. If you want to save your creation as a keepsake, laminate the final product. (Don’t have a laminator? You can still save your project with clear contact paper).
  • Place Cards: Fold notecards in half and decorate. Add a name, stickers, or other designs to your place cards. Creating place cards is another fun activity for children. Younger children may need help with writing out the names.
  • Thanksgiving Banner: Create a Thanksgiving banner out of construction paper or use a poster board. Write out Happy Thanksgiving. Asking all your guests to sign your banner is a great way to create a lasting keepsake.
  • Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Create a cornucopia or other type of Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table. A wicker basket with fall-themed flowers, gourds, or other nature items is a perfect budget-friendly centerpiece.
  • Flowers: Fill your favorite vases with fresh flowers. Or make small decorations with fake flowers. Bright yellow and orange flowers add a touch of color to your table setting.
  • Additional Table Embellishments: Gourds, miniature pumpkins, turkey figurines, and other small items create the perfect Thanksgiving table decorations.  
  • Tree of Thanks: Use a small branch or paint a tree on a piece of poster board. Cut out leaf shapes from different colors of construction paper. On each leaf, write down a reason why you are grateful. Give a pre-cut leaf to each of your guests. Soon, your tree of thanks will be full of colorful leaves.

Even the simplest decorations enhance your Thanksgiving atmosphere. Have fun with the creation process. If you do not have supplies on hand, check out your local dollar store for materials at a low cost.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Drawing Prompts for November 2022

Drawing Prompts for November 2022 #drawing #drawingprompts

November is here! Only two months left in 2022! Are you ready to spend time letting your artistic creativity flow? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for November.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Broad strokes
  3. Favorite
  4. Weather
  5. Out the window
  6. Time
  7. Shapes
  8. Election
  9. Patterns
  10. Activity
  11. Veteran
  12. Exterior
  13. Courageous
  14. Morning
  15. Bird
  16. Childhood memory
  17. Animal
  18. Busy
  19. Whimsy
  20. Signs
  21. Different
  22. Family & Friends
  23. Food
  24. Happy Thanksgiving!
  25. Shopping
  26. Water
  27. Flowers
  28. Similar
  29. Happy
  30. Artist’s choice

Have a great month!

64 Ideas for Your 2022 Halloween Bucket List

Do you love the spooky season? Are you looking to have more Halloween fun this October? Create a Halloween-themed bucket list with your family or friends. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your 2022 Halloween bucket list.

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  1. Decorate for Halloween
  2. Make and send out Halloween cards.
  3. Visit your local pumpkin patch.
  4. Carve pumpkins.
  5. Bake pumpkin seeds.
  6. Try a new pumpkin recipe.
  7. Give out Boo gifts.
  8. Create a spooky playlist.
  9. Host or attend a Halloween party.
  10. Make your own Halloween costume.
  11. Try bobbing for apples.
  12. Read a thriller or horror novel.
  13. Go on a haunted hayride.
  14. Create and hang a spooky wreath.
  15. Hand out candy on Halloween night.
  16. Participate in Trunk-or-Treat
  17. Make Halloween slime.
  18. Make Halloween play dough.
  19. Purchase a Halloween mug for hot cocoa or mulled cider.
  20. Join or watch a zombie walk.
  21. Visit a haunted fun house.
  22. Attend a murder mystery dinner.
  23. Bake pumpkin bread.
  24. Hike a haunted trail.
  25. Navigate through a Halloween-themed corn maze.
  26. Create a Halloween tree.
  27. Go on a haunted tour.
  28. Look at local decorations.
  29. Eat a Halloween-themed meal by candlelight.
  30. Binge-watch the entire series of The Adams Family or the Munsters (or both)
  31. Host a bonfire and tell scary ghost stories.
  32. Create a Halloween-themed gingerbread house.
  33. Take an evening walk with flashlights. (Many local or state parks host events around Halloween)
  34. Watch: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
  35. Create a Halloween village.
  36. Paint a pumpkin.
  37. Wear Halloween colors: orange and black.
  38. Host a movie night with Halloween-themed snacks.
  39. Make Halloween masks.
  40. Visit an escape room.
  41. Do a Halloween-themed photoshoot.
  42. Host a Halloween crafting session.
  43. Make Soul Cakes.
  44. Write your own Halloween story.
  45. Go look at local Halloween decorations.
  46. Attend a Boo at the Zoo event.
  47. Host a Halloween scavenger hunt.
  48. Watch: “Hocus Pocus” 1 & 2
  49. Host a Halloween crafting session.
  50. Host a Witches’ Tea
  51. Attend a Pumpkin weigh-off competition.
  52. Dance to “Monster Mash” & “Thriller”
  53. Get your face painted at a local event.
  54. Wear Halloween pajamas.
  55. Eat candy corn.
  56. Make pumpkin pancakes.
  57. Bake Halloween cookies.
  58. Participate in a Halloween fun walk or Run 5K
  59. Make paper Mache pumpkins.
  60. Tie-dye a t-shirt orange and black.
  61. Go to a Halloween parade.
  62. Make popcorn balls.
  63. Make a costume for your pet.
  64. Paint Halloween-themed rocks to hide around the neighborhood.

Happy Halloween!

Drawing Prompts for October

It’s October! Do you have your new sketchbook ready for another month of drawing? Sketching is a wonderful way to relax and let your creativity flow.  If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for October.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Yellow, Red, Orange
  3. Dram
  4. City
  5. Vehicle
  6. Book
  7. Trail
  8. Happiness
  9. Forest
  10. Country
  11. Balance
  12. Key
  13. Repetition
  14. Fence
  15. Happy Sweetest Day!
  16. Feather
  17. Cozy
  18. Ticket
  19. Souvenir
  20. Wheels
  21. Steampunk
  22. Ship
  23. Historic
  24. Hat
  25. Dinosaur
  26. Ladder
  27. Different
  28. Circle
  29. Warm
  30. Squiggles
  31. Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your month! Happy drawing!

Drawing Prompts for Halloween

The spooky season is here! Are you ready to get creative? Drawing is a wonderful creative outlet for the entire family to enjoy. If you need inspiration on what to create, check out the following drawing prompts for Halloween.

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  1. Self-Portrait in a Halloween Costume
  2. Witch
  3. Witch’s Hat
  4. Cauldron
  5. Ghost
  6. Pumpkin Patch
  7. Jack O’Lantern
  8. Monsters or Creatures
  9. Magic
  10. Skeleton
  11. Halloween Scene
  12. Trick-or-Treaters
  13. Monster Party
  14. Mask
  15. Harvest
  16. Spooky Woods
  17. Haunted House
  18. Leaves (Colorful Foliage)
  19. Acorn
  20. Design a Trick-or-Treat Bag
  21. Scarecrow
  22. Mummy
  23. Webs with Spider
  24. Bat/Cat/Raven
  25. Vampire
  26. Graveyard
  27. Full Moon
  28. Owl
  29. Halloween Candy
  30. Artist’s Choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

Happy Drawing! Have a great Halloween!

Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

Today, September 22, 2022, at 9:03 pm EST in the Northern Hemisphere, marks the official first day of autumn. The fall season ushers in cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage. If you are looking for ways to celebrate the autumn equinox, check out the following for inspiration.

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Get Outdoors

Enjoying nature is the best way to celebrate the autumn equinox. Spend as much time as possible outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air.

  • Go on a hike.
  • Go stargazing.
  • Grab your camera and go on a nature walk.
  • Gather pinecones, acorns, twigs, leaves, rocks, and other nature items for crafts.
  • Have a picnic in the park.
  • Read a book while sitting under your favorite tree.
  • Mediate outdoors.
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Create a Feast

The autumn season is historically a time to harvest crops. Make a meal or dessert with freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.

  • Make a stew in your crock pot. The smell will fill the entire house.
  • Bake an apple or pumpkin pie.
  • Make fresh soup from squash, pumpkin, or potatoes.
  • Eat fruit including apples, pears, and berries.
  • Make zucchini bread.
  • Create a salad from fall harvest vegetables
  • Eat corn on the cob or fresh carrots.
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At Home

Staying home? That’s okay. There are still small ways to celebrate the autumn equinox.

  • Read a fall-themed book.
  • Watch an autumn-inspired movie.
  • Light a candle with a fall-related scent.
  • Listen to autumn-themed music.
  • Start a journal.
  • Do autumn crafts.
  • Decorate your home in autumn-inspired colors.

Enjoy the start of the season with these simple ways to celebrate the autumn equinox. Happy fall!

50 Drawing Prompts to Celebrate the Fall Season

The first official day of autumn is almost here! Take advantage of colder, rainy days by embracing your inner artist. If you need inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts to celebrate the fall season.

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  1. Autumn themed self-portrait
  2. Traditions
  3. Sunflowers
  4. Scarecrow
  5. Trees
  6. Colorful leaves
  7. Pinecones
  8. Acorns
  9. Nature scene
  10. Harvest
  11. Farmer’s Market
  12. Harvest moon
  13. Friendship
  14. Leaf fairy
  15. Mushrooms
  16. Wild animals
  17. Autumn hiking
  18. Trails
  19. Boots
  20. Cabin
  21. Tractor
  22. Lanterns
  23. Hayride
  24. Haybales
  25. Water
  26. Falling leaves
  27. Frost
  28. Wind
  29. Book
  30. Owl
  31. Fox
  32. Hedgehog
  33. Crow
  34. Squirrel
  35. Hot Cocoa
  36. Pumpkins
  37. Squash
  38. Apples
  39. Bonfire
  40. Family
  41. Autumn sunrise/sunset
  42. Stars
  43. Moon
  44. Distance
  45. Warmth
  46. Family
  47. Spirit
  48. Socks (design your own)
  49. Cozy
  50. Last day of fall

Drawing Prompts for September 2022

September is finally here! The month ushers in cooler weather and rainy days. When you cannot get outdoors, embrace your creative side. Drawing is a great creative outlet. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for September.

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  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Friday Vibes!
  3. Weekend fun!
  4. Celebrations!
  5. Happy Labor Day! Draw an American worker!
  6. Sunset at Beach
  7. Moon & Galaxy
  8. Spaceship, Rocket, or UFO
  9. Flowers
  10. Friends
  11. Family
  12. Favorite Destination
  13. School
  14. Peace
  15. Historical
  16. Buildings
  17. City
  18. Trails
  19. Your Name
  20. Smiles
  21. Food
  22. Happy 1st Day of Fall! Draw an Autumn scene.
  23. Trees & Leaves
  24. Acorns
  25. Scarecrow
  26. Pumpkin Patch
  27. Fall Harvest
  28. Colorful
  29. Fantasy Creature
  30. Artist’s Choice

Ways to Celebrate National Sea Serpent Day

Did you know today, August 7th is National Sea Serpent Day? A sea serpent or sea dragon is a fascinating mythological creature. The mention of sea serpents brings up images of enormous legendary creatures of the deep seas. The myths and lore are fascinating.

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Ways to Celebrate Sea Serpent Day

Whether you believe sea serpents existed or not, celebrating the mythological creatures can be a fun activity for you and your entire family. If you need ideas for celebrating National Sea Serpent Day, check out the following.

Host a Family Movie Night

The sea holds marvelous mysteries and tales for every age. Movies use the unknown to entice the watcher.

Of course, there are numerous other movies focusing on creatures from the deep. But the horror-inspired sea serpent movies may not be for all family members.

Sea Inspired Snacks

Yes, you can create an entire dinner based on foods from the sea. Or you make simple snacks to go along with your movie night. For example, the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers are an ideal treat for sea-themed movie nights. Serving pretzels can easily represent driftwood and green licorice turns into seaweed bunches. Blue Hawaiian Punch (Polar Blast) is the perfect glass of seawater.

Read a Book

Go to your local library or bookstore to find books about sea serpents. The myths and legends are perfect reading material.

Go to the Beach

Even if you are nowhere near the open sea, going to the beach is a great way to celebrate National Sea Serpent Day. Search for shells, sea glass, and other goodies. Remember to follow all the rules of public places.

Host a Craft Day

Gather your craft supplies to host a craft day or afternoon. Use different materials to create sea serpents and their habitant. Check out your local dollar store if you do not have craft supplies. The inexpensive arts and crafts items are great for an impromptu day of creating.

  • Your Pet Sea Serpent: Create a sea serpent out of clay, dry, and paint. Don’t forget to name your new sea serpent.
  • Get Creative: Draw or paint a sea serpent. Use large-size white poster boards. The extra space is perfect for an entire scene centering on your sea serpent.
  • Quick Crafts: Use construction paper, googly eyes, and other materials to create a sea serpent

Sea serpent art is only limited by your imagination.

Write a Your Own Tale

Write your own story about a sea serpent. If you have younger children, ask them to tell a story to you. Write down their imaginary world with a sea serpent. The simple task creates a lasting treasure.

August Drawing Prompts

Are the warm days of August keeping you indoors? Or do you enjoy sitting outside to soak up the sun and enjoy the sounds of nature? In either case, drawing is a wonderful way to spend your leisure time. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for August.

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  1. Self Portrait
  2. Flowers (Sunflowers are in full bloom this time of year. Perfect inspiration!)
  3. Food
  4. Favorite Movie Scene
  5. Historic
  6. Robot
  7. Favorite Cartoon Character
  8. Architecture
  9. Patterns
  10. Nature Scene
  11. Favorite Superhero
  12. Favorite Animal
  13. Friendship
  14. Colorful
  15. Sky
  16. Water Fountain
  17. Trees
  18. Favorite Book
  19. Earth
  20. Underwater Scene
  21. Steampunk
  22. Hot Air Balloons
  23. Space Craft
  24. Space/Galaxy
  25. Planets
  26. City Scene
  27. Statue
  28. Favorite Person
  29. Pet
  30. Bridge
  31. Artist’s Choice

Have a wonderful month! Get creative!

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