Have some fun with these crafty days in November! Falling between the months featuring Halloween and Christmas there is still plenty of crafty fun days to be had in November. These days aren’t specifically about crafts rather the important and fun celebrated days of November that can be used for crafting inspiration. We love days that are dedicated to special holidays and events that we can make crafts and fun activities for! Some of the days that we are really looking forward to include, Polar Bear Week, Origami Day and Cake Day!
Making crafts with children gives the opportunity to talk about the special day, and adults to reflect on why the day is important. Or maybe it is just a day for celebrating something fun either way we don’t really need much of an excuse to have some crafty fun!
Crafty Days In November
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These fantastic events run month-long so are perfect to work around the other special days in November.
Family Stories Month
A month to gather as a family tell stories and discover the past. This is a good chance to explore your family tree or perhaps create a scrapbook of family photos and special family memories.
Polar Bear Week- First full week of November
A week to celebrate Polar Bears and to research facts about them and what we can do to help save them. This Painted Polar Bear Craft is a very fun painting activity for kids of all ages.
Game and Puzzle Week- Third week of November
Spend the week playing your favorite games and completing puzzles. For the adventurous have a go at making your own games or puzzles.
1 November- Author’s Day & National Family Literacy Day
Two separate important dates but both with a similar theme. Curl up with your favorite book or discover a new author. Use your book as inspiration for crafts. Have a look at our Egg Carton Caterpillar inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar and our Black Glue Watercolor Monsters inspired by the books, Eat Your People and A Monster Wrote Me A Letter. Another fun activity is to complete this Printable Reading Log & Book Review or make these Easy DIY Unicorn Bookmarks.
3 November- World Jellyfish Day
Learn about jellyfish and complete jellyfish craft to celebrate World Jellyfish Day. These Egg Carton Jellyfish are lots of fun to make.
5 November- Guy Fawkes Day
Guy Fawkes is often celebrated with fireworks which leads to lots of fun art and craft activities. Grab some black paper and pastels and draw some fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes.
8 November- STEM/ STEAM Day
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics skills. So many fantastic activities and crafts can be done on this day to celebrate STEAM.
10 November- Sesame Street Day
Everyone who loves the show Sesame Street is going to love this special day! Watch an episode and create a craft of your favorite character.
11 November- Origami Day
Sit down and relax while doing some origami. Origami originated in Japan but is now a popular paper folding craft worldwide.
13 November- World Kindness Day
Make a craft or gift to spread some kindness this World Kindness Day. Here are 15 Kindness Crafts & Activities to get you started.
17 November- Homemade Bread Day
Nothing smells quite as delicious as homemade bread. Today get out your flour and bake your favorite loaf of bread.
18- November- Princess Day
A day to dress up, draw pictures of princesses and make princess-themed crafts.
19 November- Camp Day
Grab your tent and head out camping. If you are unable to do that then you may enjoy making this Popsicle Stick Tent Craft or this Tent With Popsicle Sticks. For those of you fortunate enough to be heading into the great outdoors then have a look at these 8 Free Kids Printables To Take Camping.
20 November- Children’s Day
A day especially for children. This is a great opportunity to do some of those crafts that you have been meaning to do together as a family!
Fourth Thursday in November- Thanksgiving
A special day that is commonly celebrated in America. The day centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. 8 Turkey Crafts For Kids are a great crafty addition to make Thanksgiving extra fun for children.
26 November- Cake Day
As if we ever needed a reason to bake a cake!
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- 6 Simple Yet Beautiful Cake Decorating Techniques
- Chocolate Crazy Cake- Egg Free & Dairy Free
Other Crafty Days
Click here to see a list of other crafty days during the year.