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You don't need to be a craft genius to make these Thanksgiving ideas, which should occupy the kids long enough to let adults finish their meals.

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Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Nov. 9, 2018 | Updated 7:19 p.m. ET Nov. 9, 2018
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Between waiting for the food to waiting for the check, a typical evening at a restaurant requires parents to perform a circus routine to keep the kids busy.

Now think about Thanksgiving. It's the stress of a restaurant meal times 1,000.

The once-a-year meal takes longer to make and to eat. There are more people involved. And children are out of arm's reach at the kids table.

Oh, the kids table. Why is it important and why do you need to take extra steps to occupy the younger of your holiday guests?

Well, because if you don't, Thanksgiving could become:

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