Several months ago, I stumbled upon this site, I think through Michelle McCallum's blog.
The site is called Flip Flops and Applesauce, and it is FULL of wonderful ideas for crafts to do with your kids. I have done a couple with my kids and nephews, but the latest one was a Paper Cornucopia of Thanks.
The kiddos and I had a really good time making these. We actually made 4 of them. 1 of them went with Ethan to my sister's in-laws, 1 went with us to Atlanta (unfolded and re-taped there), 1 of them was made for Sarah to be able to crumple a bit when she held it, and I made a BIG one for my mom.
If you would like to make one of these next year, click on the link above on Paper Cornucopia of Thanks for the instructions.