Here are 25 quick and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids to celebrate the holiday. As you cook your menu to perfection for Thanksgiving, you'd want to keep your guests occupied, especially the kids.
Get Creative With These 25 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
1. Candy Corn Garland
2. Pine Cone Turkey
3. Slice of Pie Garland
Burgundy, brown, and orange reflect the colors of a pie and the pieces of rickrack serve as the crust. This decoration is an easy craft for kids, but they might need help in cutting felt, using hot glue, and hanging this garland.
4. Leaf Catcher
Make your kids remember the things they are thankful for as they write them down on this DIY leaf catcher. Display this craft during Thanksgiving so that they'll be reminded of the happy moments and blessings they have received.
5. Origami Turkey
Your kids can practice their origami skills in making this paper turkey. They can make this turkey craft using some durable paper and display it on your table for Thanksgiving dinner.
6. Apple and Pumpkin Stamp
Don't put your leftover apples to waste. Let your kids turn them into pumpkin stamps. Add googly eyes and pipe cleaners to bring these pumpkin shapes to life.
7. Painted Rocks and Leaves
Make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for your kids by letting them find rocks and leaves outdoors. They can paint these to create a colorful table centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Gratitude Cootie Catcher
Expressing your gratefulness can be as easy as folding paper. Let your kids communicate their thankfulness by making a cootie catcher – Thanksgiving version.
9. Turkey Hat
Let your kids feel the spirit of Thanksgiving with this cute turkey craft. Your kids will surely look more adorable wearing this hat with real feathers.
10. Egg Carton Turkey Craft
Teach your kids the art of recycling materials by turning an empty egg carton into a turkey craft. Once you're done making your Thanksgiving pastries, let them use the empty cartons of the ingredients you used as containers for their candies or small toys.
11. Handy Thanksgiving Wreath
Let your kids add warmth to your doors with this Thanksgiving wreath. As they make this craft, they can express their gratitude at the same time practice their writing skills in a fun way.
12. Paper Owl
Aside from turkey, your kids can draw inspiration in making Thanksgiving crafts from another bird – an owl. They can make three crafts in one sitting with this paper owl.
13. Turkey Puppet
Gather 'round for some entertainment by your youngsters. Let your kids transform their old pair of gloves into colorful turkeys and watch them pull off an impressive puppet show for Thanksgiving.
14. Fall Bookmark
Make reading more fun for your kids with this cute bookmark out of felt leaves. Use this time to make them feel excited to go back to school.
15. Cheerio Corn on the Cob
Cereals are not only for breakfast; your kids can also use them in making their Thanksgiving craft. The multi-colored Froot Loops can serve as corn kernels on top of a DIY cob.
16. Pumpkin Turkey
Let your kids add a piece of Thanksgiving decor with a pumpkin. Cut out wood pieces for the feathers and head and go crazy as they paint them in different colors.
17. Turkey Windsocks
After adding the beans and puree into your Thanksgiving dinner, save the cans and let your kids turn them into a turkey craft. Celebrate the season with these windsocks with feathers and ribbons.
18. Pumpkin Handprint
Your kids can send love to their far-away family using simple materials. They can write a message then leave their handprint on a DIY pumpkin to create this personalized greeting card.
19. Turkey Mason Jar
Your kids can turn a simple jar into a decorative item that's perfect for Thanksgiving. Now they can store their candies in this turkey-inspired mason jar with popsicle sticks or construction papers as feathers.
20. Pumpkin Mason Jar
Turn any empty mason or glass jar into a Thanksgiving decoration. Your kids can paint them orange and top them with leaves and stem to create a pumpkin jar.
21. Owl Handprint
Your kids' tiny hands can make the cutest of birds. They just have to simply trace their handprint on a colored paper and use their creativity to make it look like an owl. Teach them to use their resources for the eyes, beak, and feathers.
22. Pom Pom Turkey
This turkey made of yarn can be more adorable than the birds in your yard. Let your kids create this cuddly, sweet, and soft turkey craft this Thanksgiving season.
23. Cardboard People
Let your kids use toilet paper cores to create Thanksgiving characters you can use for your decoration. Use markers for the face and colored paper for the clothes and hair.
24. Paper Bag Turkey
Ask your kids to take an ordinary paper bag to the next level by designing it like a turkey. They can put colorful feathers and write down the things they are grateful for on the front of the bag. They can also play with it as a puppet during Thanksgiving.
25. Paper Pumpkin
Make your house look extra festive for Thanksgiving. Your kids will enjoy doing these pumpkins using brightly colored papers and hanging them by your windows.
These Thanksgiving crafts for kids can also serve as decorations on your tables come dinnertime. Make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner with these 10 delicious recipes from Home Cooking Adventure:
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things that you're grateful for. Encourage your kids to think about their blessings too with these 25 DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids.
Which of these Thanksgiving crafts for kids is going to your list this season? Share them with us in the comments section below!
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