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Soleil Moon Frye’s DIY Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Make It Now

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Soleil Moon Frye shares an easy way to keep kids occupied on Thanksgiving while dinner's cooking; make the craft now Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images

Soleil Moon Frye definitely has a full house this Thanksgiving. After welcoming her third child, son Lyric, back in February, the former child star — best known for her ’80s sitcom Punky Brewster — plans to kick back for a low-key Turkey Day with Lyric, 9 months, and her daughters, Poet, 9, and Jagger, 6, and producer hubby Jason Goldberg. “My husband is excited to spend time with Lyric watching football, and the girls and I will be in the kitchen baking up a storm,” she tells Us Weekly.

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For those Thanksgiving cooking tasks too complicated for the kids, the star has just the project to keep them busy. Moon Frye, 38, came up with a craft that’ll easily impress family members once dinner is served: A fall leaf mask!

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Craft leaves or leaves from your backyard
Heavy cardstock

Soleil Moon Frye leaf mask
Keep kids occupied this Thanksgiving by making fall leaf masks at home. Soleil Moon Frye

Step 1: Print out the mask template onto cardstock and, with adult supervision, cut out with scissors.

Step 2: Arrange your leaves on the mask and glue each one separately.

Step 3: Cut away the eye holes of your mask.

Step 4: Make two small holes where indicated and thread ribbon through, tying a knot to secure. Leave loose ends of each ribbon to dangle, making sure the pieces are long enough to tie into a bow.

Step 5: Show off your mask to Thanksgiving guests!

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To personalize your mask, Moon Frye suggests adding feathers, pom-poms or other add-ons in autumn hues, including those available in her fall activity box. For tons of fun ideas on how to make the craft your own, check out kids’ craft company Seedling‘s party-in-a-box products. More inspiration can be found on PS X.O.‘s free app — designed by Moon Frye — with tips and tricks to create crafts and parties right at home.

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