Crafts are always a fun family activity. You can set the kids working on these Thanksgiving Day crafts to free you up while you are cooking. Or better yet, you can do these crafts as a fun activity for the whole family to work on in down time. Thanksgiving crafts for kids are an opportunity to make some extra meaningful crafts and to talk about what your are grateful for while you work. These Thanksgiving craft ideas are also a great segue teaching kids about the history and origins of the holiday. Kids of all ages will love seeing the finished product used as Thanksgiving decorations.
10 Cute Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
Paper Turkey Craft
Thanksgiving turkey crafts are always a huge hit and so much fun. This easy Thanksgiving craft is great for young children and only requires construction paper as the main crafting supply. It is also a fun way to encourage thankfulness in children. It is the perfect craft for Turkey Day! The full tutorial-> Paper Turkey Craft
Thumbprint Turkey Magnet
This is a fun craft for young kids. They love doing thumbprint crafts and this one is easy and cute. Get the full tutorial for this cute turkey craft here-> Thumbprint Turkey Magnets
Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Super cute paper plate turkey craft. Kids love wearable crafts like this! This is one of the more fun turkey crafts because the get to put it on their heads like a crown and run around like a flock of turkeys making gobble-gobble sounds once it is done! They just need paper plates to get started. Get the full tutorial here.
Thankful Turkey Jars
This thanksgiving craft- Thankful Turkeys- is really fun for kids and very meaningful as you each write something to be thankful for. It is an eco-friendly Thanksgiving craft since you can use materials from your recycling bin to make the turkeys. Then have the kids fill out what they are thankful for on slips and put them inside the jars to read on Thanksgiving day. This simple turkey craft makes a great keepsake to see what everyone was thankful for that year. It is one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts.
Paper Bag Turkey
These are cute little turkey decorations for the Thanksgiving centerpiece or the mantle or just a fun project to keep the kids busy. Kids of ages can even use them as paper bag turkey puppets and put on a show. Find instructions here.
Turkey Utensil Holders
This is such a cute and useful craft decorating your Thanksgiving dinner table. You can find the instructions for the turkey utensil holders here. What better way to add a fun pop of color to the children’s Thanksgiving table? Or give one to the entire family!
Turkey Drumstick Place Settings
This is a great craft for children of all ages. These turkey drumstick place settings are the perfect way to label your guest seats! Your kids will enjoy this and they are a useful craft as well. They can be used instead of place cards and also double as a favor bag. Directions here.
Here is another fun Thanksgiving craft that your kids are sure to love making- turkey favors from thepartyanimal-blog.org. These cute edible Thanksgiving crafts are even fun for adults:). You just need some yellow, tan or brown tulle, which you can get at a craft store. Cut the tulle into 9 inch squares fill with a handful of M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces. Secure the tulle around the candy using a small rubber band or ribbon. Then use pipe cleaners to make the turkey appendages. Glue on googly eyes and stick piper cleaner into the tulle bags once they are in position. This is the perfect thanksgiving craft for anyone who enjoys candy!
Pine Cone Fairy Craft
My daughter made this fun pine cone fairy, which I think will be a lovely addition to our table centerpiece. I would give you instructions but since she figured this pine cone craft all out by herself, I bet you will too! (She used embroidery thread hair and construction paper wings.) You could do a pinecone turkey instead if you wanted to stay with the turkey theme. Just have your child make a turkey handprint craft to use for the tail feathers and then add the pinecone with the a beak, eyes, and wattle.
Pinecone Door Hanger
Here is another fun pinecone craft for your front door from familyfun.go.com. Very easy and very pretty for the whole fall/winter season. This simple craft is easy way to say happy thanksgiving to all your visitors.
You can get even more ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts on my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board.
I hope you enjoyed these fun ideas for kid-friendly crafts. Do you have any favorite fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids? Any special memories of crafting from your childhood? Easy Thanksgiving crafts are such a great way to make family memories!