It's easy to skip over Thanksgiving and get straight into Christmas, especially with all the cute crafts and art activities floating around Pinterest.  Let's face it, there's just MORE STUFF out there for the snowy winter holiday at the end of December.  
Never fear, we've rounded up a few of our favorites for the November holiday:

GRATITUDE Mandala

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Express and display your thankfulness in an artful way with this mandala drawing prompt.

Take it one step further by including intricate geometric designs likethese mandalas.

From: http://orangeeaselart.com

Leaf Coloring Pages

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Suitable for every age and skill level.  Studies have shown that coloring reduces stress.  

(all the more reason to add these to your pre-holiday schedule, right?)


From: http://www.itsybitsyfun.com/

Mayflower Step-By-Step Drawing

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For young artists who want a challenge, try your hand at drawing the Mayflower.  

Once you have the drawing sketched out, outline in a fine point paint and add color with watercolors.

From: http://drawinglessonsfortheyoungartist.blogspot.com

Turkey Step-By-Step Drawing

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If the Mayflower tutorial above is too advanced for your little artist, try this simple turkey drawing!

You could color your finished drawings and even laminate them for use as holiday placemats.

From: http://thepearlsofhomeschooling.blogspot.com

More Step-by-Step Drawing Resources

Check out our Pinterest Board! (yes, you'll find some Santas and Olafs on there too)
 


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