Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved American holidays. When the fourth Thursday in November rolls around, you can find yourself enjoying good food, great conversation with family and friends, and maybe even partaking in a nap on the couch.

It’s also a great holiday to let the kids do some crafting. Whether you set up a craft table to keep them busy on Thanksgiving Day or let them do some crafting ahead of time to make some adorable decorations or table favors, here are some cute crafts that they’ll love to make.

  • Turkey Leaf Craft: Get your children outdoors and let them pick up some colorful leaves – and then they can make this little turkey. To make it easy, Easy, Peasy, and Fun created a template you can print and let the kids color. And if you can’t find any leaves outside, head to the craft store and grab a bag of faux ones.
  • Turkey Windsock Craft: These Turkey Windsocks are a great way to recycle those toilet tissue rolls, and the kids are going to love the googly eyes. (What child doesn’t love some googly eyes?) After they’re made, hang them in the window or in their rooms to show off your child’s creativity. 
  • Candy Cornucopia: If you want a cute table favor for Thanksgiving, it doesn’t get much cuter than these Candy Cornucopias. Let the kids help you assemble them and watch your family remark about how festive they are. (And they’re a great way to use up some Halloween candy that might still be hanging around.)
  • Crayon Turkeys: This craft will require a little parental assistance (to drill the holes), but it’s super cute, and the kids will have fun making it and using it on Thanksgiving. Paging Supermom has a free printable for you, and on Thanksgiving Day, you can cover the “kids’ table” with butcher paper and let them color away.
  • Cheerio Corn-on-the-Cob: Food and crafts are a match made in heaven for kids! So, grab the Cheerios and let your children make this cute corn-on-the-cob craft. They can add as many Cheerios as they like to their corn cob – just make sure to have plenty of extras for snacking!
  • Thankful Handprint Pumpkin: This is another craft for the whole family and would make for a fantastic centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table or buffet. It’s super simple – and a little messy – but a great way to commemorate the holiday.
  • Corn Husk Flower Painting: These two projects made from corn husks (a corn husk flower and a corn husk headband) are super creative! Hello, Wonderful suggests using neon tempera paints and Chalk markers to create these masterpieces, but you can use markers or crayons, too.
  • Family Fingerprint Tree: Thanksgiving is the perfect day to reflect on all the members of your family – so why not create a family tree? Have everyone put their fingerprint on this project and feel free to use different colors to represent different branches or generations.
  • Turkey Paper Plate Hat: Let the kids run around wearing these Turkey Paper Plate Hats to celebrate Thanksgiving. They’ll look so sweet and may even give you a little gobble-gobble before you take their photo.
  • Turkey Napkin Holder: These Turkey Napkin Holders are perfect for the table and will keep the kids busy while you put the final touches on  Thanksgiving dinner. Let them make one for each place setting!

This Thanksgiving, let the kids craft! They can craft a few table favors for all of your guests or just have fun on Thanksgiving Day with a few of these projects. 

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