It may not have a fancy wine list or heirloom china, but the kids’ table is definitely the best seat in the house. It’s where basic butcher paper transforms into a sweet sailing vessel, fall’s finest jewelry, and more. Unfortunately, it’s fully booked. But if you behave, the younger generation just might share their supply. For the how-tos, go to marthastewart.com/tdaycrafts.
1 MINI MAYFLOWER Tip your hat to the Pilgrims with a ship constructed using a simple origami boat fold, and stocked with tools for decorating the butcherpaper “tablecloth.” 2 POPCORNUCOPIA Kids’ hands and mouths will be occupied until the turkey’s sliced— creating these a- maize- ing snackfilled cones from two different colors of butcher paper. 4 TURKEY TOPPER Get your flock into the festive spirit by rocking these bright tail feathers. Prep headbands for little ones to color in; bigger kids can assemble their own.
3 LEAF LEIS Give “aloha!” an autumnal twist: Embellish string necklaces with paper leaves (cut out a big pile with a craft punch) and colorful organic pasta.