It’s almost time for my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! As one of the resident Americans here at SCK, I am delighted to write about ways to make this fall feast a little more kawaii.
The focus of Thanksgiving is the food and even food can be kawaii. Try turning your traditional pumpkin pie into Rilakkuma with this quick tutorial from Kawaii Sweet World.
Or instead of making a traditional pumpkin pie, give these sweet mini pumpkin pies a try from Laura in the Kitchen.
While food is definitely important, Thanksgiving is an excellent opportunity to dive into adorable fall décor. I love forest animals in décor and will be making these kawaii place-card holders by Craft Box Girls with my daughter.
Garlands are always a wonderful way to add a festive touch to a mantle or dining room. You can DIY your own garland with some cute Thanksgiving printable clipart from My Cute Lobster Designs where there’s lots of different options to choose from.
I am in love with this truly kawaii Thanksgiving Foods Craft Kit from Paper Source (US). Googly eyes never looked so cute and I really like that it features favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Thankfulness is a common theme on Thanksgiving. Kids often need help with thinking about gratitude, so making something like this adorable and fun (and free) Thankfulness Turkey from Sunshine Whispers in advance is a great activity and makes for cute décor.
You can always go back to basics and make a handprint turkey. If you have forgotten the details, there’s a quick tutorial on Instructables. This would actually be a really fun activity to do with the adults at your get-together.
Complete the nostalgia by watching the classic cartoon Garfield’s Thanksgiving while you make your handprint turkeys. (I watch it every year.)
How will you make your Thanksgiving kawaii this year?
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time