Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids (All Age Options)
What are your favorite Thanksgiving crafts to do as a family?
Here are a couple of our favorite Thanksgiving craft ideas for your kids.
These craft ideas are easy to make and easy to clean up!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids You Can Do at Home
You can never go wrong with Thanksgiving crafts to celebrate the holiday.
Handprint or footprint craft projects make an adorable memory, especially if your kids plan on giving it to a loved one they are thankful for. These gifts will completely melt any grandparent’s or loved one’s heart.
Turkey Basket Craft
This craft can be used on the Thanksgiving table! All you need are wooden spoons to decorate and cover and a basket to stick them in. You can also make wings and a head to hot glue onto the front of the basket.
Hot glue the spoons to the back of the basket and the wings on the sides. It will be easier if you have a basket; you can glue all this together instead of making your own basket!
Hand & Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Craft
Start with yellow paint, or the lightest color, and coat one hand in the paint. Firmly press down their hand to the white paper, using your hand to steady those wiggly fingers.
Wipe the hand off and do the same with the orange and red paint. Layer the hands in the same area to create turkey feathers. Set aside the handprints to dry.
After that, clean up, then move on to the feet. Lather your child’s foot with brown paint and their toes with orange paint, and press their foot against the paper. Set aside your footprint to dry.
Cut around the hand and footprints. Cut a red teardrop shape (for the waddle) and a triangle shape for the beak, and then have your kiddos glue those together and add a googly eye to make the turkey face.
Simply glue the handprints to the back of the footprint. Either keep it as is or glue it to another piece of paper and have your kiddos sign their names.
Another fun idea is to make just one turkey for the entire family. Use each family member’s hand to make the turkey feathers! Whatever you decide to do, you just create an adorable craft to hang up for Thanksgiving or to give to someone you all love.
Thankful for Family Thanksgiving Craft
First, lay the fabric on the canvas, wrap it around the sides, and glue it down.
Have each family member trace their hands on a different color of construction paper. Start with dad’s hand, then mom and the rest of the kid’s hands from largest to smallest. Glue each one on top of the other one, and finish off with a constructed turkey face.
You now have a beautiful turkey full of color! Using sticker letters, puff paint, or a fabric marker, write Thankful for Family on your canvas, either above, below, or around your family turkey!
As the crisp air continues to come in the next few weeks, these projects will be the perfect crafts to keep your kids busy.
This Thanksgiving craft is perfect for any age! You can use computer paper or construction paper, and then all you need is some paint and string. Once you’re done, you can hang it in your home to get the Thanksgiving vibes…
Pure Heart has all the details!
String Pumpkin Craft
Grab yarn, glue, and balloons to make these pumpkins! They have to dry, so make sure you leave time for that.
Blow up the balloon, then dip the string in glue. After it’s wet, wrap it around the balloon. Once you’ve decorated as much as you’d like, you can pop the balloon and make the topper. This Thanksgiving craft is easy enough for children of any age to do, especially if they’re little and like messes.
For information on One Little Project
Thanksgiving Decoration Craft
All you need for this Thanksgiving craft is an empty bottle, twine, a hot glue gun, and some fall flowers or other decor you’d like to use.
Start from the bottom and wrap the twine around the bottle. You will want to put a small dollop of glue on various parts of the twine to get it to stick together once it is all done. You can put the decorative flowers over those glue sections if they show through!
Velvet Pumpkin Craft
This is another simple Thanksgiving craft, but it adds an added layer of cuteness to your home! All you need is a styrofoam pumpkin you can get at any craft store, some velvet, and twine to make the top.
More details are at She Holds Dearly.
Thanksgiving Banner: “Give Thanks”
This Thanksgiving craft also doubles as a decoration for your home! Your entire family can help make this craft, so it can serve as a family bonding activity too.
Thanksgiving Thumbprint Tree
For younger kiddos, this Thanksgiving craft is perfect! You just need to draw a tree, then use fall-colored paint and your thumbs to make little leaves.
This craft makes the perfect keepsake because you can remember your little one’s small fingers!
Little Page Turner has more info!
Autumn Leaf Mason Jars
If you need decor for your Thanksgiving table, you can make these crafts! All you need are mason jars, leaves, and ModPodge. Then, place the leaves on the jar and brush ModPodge over it. Once you have a thick layer, you can wrap string or twine around it to finish the look.
Do you have other fun Thanksgiving craft ideas? Drop them in the comments below! We love making arts & crafts with the kids, so we are always looking for new & fun ideas to do as a family.
Pipe Cleaner Beaded Pumpkins
For this great Thanksgiving craft, all you need is orange and green pipe cleaners and orange beads. The full tutorial is available at One Little Project. You can also make her Beaded Pipe Cleaner Indian Corn
Find more information at One Little Project
Painted Thankful Rocks
This easy DIY craft just takes a little creativity, paint, and some rocks from the neighborhood. Get some inspiration from Handmade Charlotte.
This great kid-friendly Thanksgiving craft comes with a template, so it’s even easier! Check out this cute idea from I Heart Crafty Things.
Coffee Filter Turkeys
These coffee filter turkeys are adorable and even easy for little hands to make. Plus, it roughly only takes 30 minutes to complete. Get the full tutorial at Life with Darcy and Brian.
Paper Turkey Bags
This classic DIY craft is a must for your Thanksgiving. Grab some brown lunch sacks, construction paper, and googly eyes for this classic Thanksgiving craft. Find some fun inspiration at Journey To SAHM.
Ombre Paint Chip Pumpkin Pie
Not only is this super simple, but it is very pretty to look at! Get the full tutorial from Raising Whasians.
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.