30+ Thanksgiving Crafts
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As the weather gets a bit more chilly, I’m looking for more and more indoor activities to do with my kiddos. This roundup of 30+ Thanksgiving Crafts should give you some festive ideas to keep those little hands busy. Enjoy!
Looking for ways to make Thanksgiving a bit more fun? Use this free Thanksgiving Bingo printable to bring some extra excitement to your Thanksgiving gathering. Our one-of-a-kind design includes 18 Bingo cards plus materials to make it easy for the facilitator.
Good News of Great Joy
A simple, weekly Advent devotional that’s intended to help your family focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.
The discussion questions and wide range of fun activities are designed for children ages 2-11.
Each weekly activity focuses on a different aspect of the Christmas story.
by Thriving Home
Thankful Turkeys not only got my kids cutting, gluing and using their creative skills but they also gave us an excuse to articulate some things we are thankful for. Doing this craft together stirred up conversation about why we celebrate Thanksgiving and helped all of us to practice being grateful.
Lego Stamped Indian Corn
by Craft Morning
Kids always love to build with Lego blocks but what about painting with them? They make awesome stamps that you can use to make this cool Indian corn craft! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or just for a fall art project
by DIY Mommy
This easy Thankful Tree can be made with a branch from your yard, some construction paper, a glue gun, and a pot & rocks to hold it all together.
Hand Print Turkey Hat
by Crafty Morning
Use hand prints to make turkey feathers and glue it to a headband for the kids to wear.
Thanksgiving Cardboard Tube Characters
by Fun Family Crafts
This cute craft project is fun to make and only requires a few inexpensive supplies.
Nature Collage Thanksgiving Banner
by Joy in the Works
This is a two part activity since you have to find the nature supplies you want to use before making the letters out of them. We chose to do the words, “Happy Thanksgiving”, but you could do something shorter as well, like the words “Grateful” or “Blessed”.
Pipe Cleaner Turkey
by Mess for Less
This is a simple craft that would be perfect for kids to make on Thanksgiving day when the food is being prepared. They would also make adorable place cards at a Thanksgiving table.
Autumn Handprint Tree
by Arty Crafty Kids
Autumn is a gorgeous, colorful season that never fails to get the creative juices flowing and if you’re looking for an opportunity to explore simple color-mixing techniques within a seasonal theme, then this project is for you.
Paper Bag Turkeys
by No Time for Flashcards
People have been making paper bag turkey crafts for ages. It’s the perfect low mess make and take craft for your kid guests at Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Pie Craft
by A Night Owl
With just some tissue paper, a paper plate and tons of glue you can make a calorie-free slice of pie.
by Crafty Morning
A footprint turkey craft is always a basic one to do for Thanksgiving but consider making it more personalized with your child’s face as the turkey!
Handprint Turkey Card
by Glued to my Crafts
This Thanksgiving paper card idea is great for family members because they get to see how much the kids have grown throughout the year.
by The Joys of Boys
This Thankfulness Chain can be a tradition to help us remember and show appreciation for the things we are thankful for. It’s a Thanksgiving activity that keeps going all month long.
Cheerio Corn on the Cob
by Glued to my Crafts
Using just ordinary cardstock paper, school glue and inexpensive cereal as your embellishment – this art project is sure to be a hit! It’s not only super simple, really cheap, and great for younger children, it’s also the perfect excuse to munch on some cereal during your craft time.
by Handmade Charlotte
It’s time to head outside and hunt for interesting leaves! Here are two great ideas for using fresh leaves as a canvas for embroidery or press them and draw fun animal friends!
Homemade Pinecone Bird Feeders
by Freebie Finding Mom
If you simply have a few hours to kill before dinner and want to have some fun with the kids this is the perfect project.
Fall Leaf Suncatchers
by The Best Ideas for Kids
Fall is the perfect time to brighten up your windows with some beautiful suncatchers.
Paper Plate Turkey
by I Heart Crafty Things
It’s fun to see how everyone’s turkey turn out differently with color choices and stuff!
Mini Pumpkin Turkeys
by The Inspired Treehouse
A fun craft to honor our favorite fall toys (pumpkins and gourds) by dressing them up as turkeys for Thanksgiving!
A Mayflower Ship Craft
by Paging Supermom
Kids will love hearing the story of the pilgrims venturing out on the Mayflower as you make this craft together.
Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
by Buggy and Buddy
With just a little painting, cutting, and gluing, you’ve got some colorful decorations for Thanksgiving!
Scarecrow Paper Plate
by Finding Zest
When it comes to Thanksgiving crafts, you might think of turkeys or pumpkins. But if are looking for a fun craft for fall or Thanksgiving, this Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft is a great alternative!
Leaf People Craft
by My Mommy Style
Go for a walk around the park or your neighborhood and gather colorful leaves of all shapes and sizes to make some adorable leaf people.
Fall Pom Pom Tree
by Play Trains
This fall pom pom tree activity is as pretty as it is fun! It could even work as a combination kids’ activity and centerpiece at Thanksgiving dinner. My favorite part is the acorns — they look so cool in the tree, plus they add so much to activity by presenting an added challenge to fine motor skills and a tactile contrast to the light, fluffy pom poms
Paper Plate Turkey Hats
by Honey + Lime
Try making these Thanksgiving paper plate turkey hats with your kids! If you’ve got paint, scissors, glue, and paper plates, you can make these right away.
DIY Leaf Catcher
by Handmade Charlotte
There are so many wonderful things about this season, like crunching leaves, caramel apples, and family times! Make this leaf catcher and capture all of your fall favorites!
Thankful Turkey Book
by B-Inspired Mama
This adorable Thankful Turkey Book Kids Craft is the perfect opportunity for your child to explore what they’re thankful for.
by Alpha Mom
This is a really super easy and fun craft that would be great for decorating your house for fall. All you’ll need are a couple of square pieces of scrapbook paper in pumpkin colors, some scissors, a hole punch and some chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners) in fall colors.
Colorful Leaf Printing
by Little Page Turners
Find a big leaf like the one in the photo or use some different smaller leaves for a different look.
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