If you are looking for kids Thanksgiving crafts that are very easy and tons of fun, then this collection of over 40 is one that you need to see!
When I was little we didn’t craft much for Thanksgiving. At least not as much as we probably would have if it weren’t packed in at the end of the year. It’s one holiday that frequently gets neglected, being sandwiched in there between Halloween and Christmas!
I always like to give Thanksgiving a little more attention if I can, and that includes kids’ crafts. Is there anything more fun than creating a turkey from a cereal box or your handprints? I think not.
If you’re ready to try some projects with your littles for the holiday, I’d love for you to check out this list. There are over 40 ideas that kids are going to love, ranging from pumpkin pie to turkeys to Indian corn.
There’s a little something for everyone here (all ages and skill levels, from toddler to preschool to elementary age). Take a peek and let me know what you think in the comments!
Coffee Filter Turkeys
Learn how to make a cute little turkey craft for Thanksgiving using a coffee filter and a clothespin! Kids will love this idea.
Grab a few pine cones from the backyard and learn how to make a pine cone turkeys in a few simple steps! This is a great Thanksgiving craft for kids.
Make a paper pumpkin, step by step! Kids are going to love this fun craft idea that’s so easy to make.
Ribbon, feathers, felt and a tin can turns into a cool windsock for your front porch or yard!
Paper Plate Turkey
Learn how to make the cutest turkey plate craft! Kids love this idea for Thanksgiving, and you probably have everything you need already.
Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders
These black-cups-turned-containers are easy to make with paper and embellishments, and are great for storing crayons.
Embroidery Hoop Turkey
Learn how to make this fun turkey craft for kids using embroidery hoops! It’s so easy . . . both children and adults will enjoy this cute Thanksgiving project.
Pumpkin Pie Banner
This fun fall craft works for Thanksgiving as well! Get this fun ombre look for your pie slices by using paint chips! Isn’t it great when you can make decorations that look impressive from stuff you already have on hand?
Decorate the kids table with Thanksgiving characters made from tissue tubes and construction paper. It’s a perfect time to talk about American history as well!
I am in love with these turkeys! From the crooked googly eyes to the twine legs with little knots for knees, these adorable turkeys are a great craft for your older kids to make.
Fun Turkey Napkin Rings
These bottle cap turkeys are so silly and cute! This is a great ideas for kids to make for the kids table at Thanksgiving.
Spin Art Place Cards
Your kids will have tons of fun using a spin art machine to make these super cute turkey place cards for Thanksgiving dinner.
This is an easy paper craft that kids will love wearing on Thanksgiving. Cindy also has a post for making a pilgrim hat.
Thanksgiving Apron for Kids
Handprint turkeys drawn with Sharpies are so cute on these aprons! Make ahead, or set up an apron making station to keep kids busy on Thanksgiving.
It’s easy for kids to cut out feathers – and they can pick the colors of paper that they love! This is a great last minute kids Thanksgiving craft to keep your smallest out of the kitchen.
Paper Plate Hats
Make these fun paper plate turkey hats to celebrate Thanksgiving! Everyone will love this cute project for wearing at the holiday table for a cute photo shoot.
Corn Napkin Holder
These awesome napkin rings are so easy to make with buttons and a toilet paper roll. Wouldn’t they look cute on a Thanksgiving kids table?
Hand & Footprint Turkeys
This fun turkey is made by children tracing their hands and feet on colored paper. So easy!
Fall banners are easy to make out of felt, and perfect for celebrating the season! Learn how to make this mini version, great for kids of all ages.
Have a puppet show with these pilgrims when they are completed. Or, you could write names on the hats and use them as place cards on Thanksgiving.
This is kind of like a paper doll for Thanksgiving! Kids can make clothes and dress their turkey. Or they can use the free printables and cut out some clothes!
Tin Can Drum
These drums are easy to make with balloons, recycled tin cans and a free template that kids can color.
Groovy Gobbler Turkey Art
Use children’s paintings and drawings to create the feathers for this groovy art. Kids will really enjoy making and cutting out the feather designs of their choice.
Popsicle Sticks Pumpkin Pie
Here is another pumpkin pie craft. For this one, you paint popsicles sticks to form the pie slice.
Kids will love making . . . and then eating these turkeys! Fun idea for a Thanksgiving day snack. Who doesn’t love a craft that’s edible?
Get the look of corn kernels with paint and a fun material – bubble wrap! I can’t promise that lots of popping noises won’t happen during the making of this Thanksgiving craft for kids.
Turn the pins into gobblers with foam stickers – and after Thanksgiving, you can easily remove them.
Pony Bead Indian Corn
Just add beads to pipe cleaners for fun pony bead Indian corn – such a great way to work on fine motor skills for little kids especially.
Turkey Napkin Rings
A napkin ring and a place card all in one! Kids will love making these using their own fingerprints.
Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher
Print out the free template and then your kids can fold it and share the Thanksgiving jokes revealed inside. Growing up, did you call them Cootie Catchers or Fortune Tellers?
Pom Pom Turkey
Felt, yarn, and googly eyes are needed for this easy kids craft. To make it easier, you could also use a pom-pom maker.
What are your children thankful for? Have them write their thoughts on cut out leaves and place them on branches each day.
Use construction paper in Thanksgiving colors to create these easy woven placemats. It’s great to make these with the kids at home because it reinforces fine motor skills while creating a beautiful pattern at the same time.
Turkey Juice Boxes
Your kids can make these cute turkey juice boxes the day before Thanksgiving and get them out for the kids table the day of.
Turkey Cutlery Holder
Here is another turkey idea for the kids Thanksgiving table. Have the kids make these turkey cutlery holders and put plastic utensils in them.
Okay, one last thing for the kids table. These silly turkeys will be fun for your kids to make . . . and to eat!
Grab your yarn scraps in pretty fall colors for this project. Kids will have fun blowing up balloons and wrapping them with yarn to make pumpkins. You could use them as part of a Thanksgiving table centerpiece!
Clay Pot Turkey
Mini clay pots painted brown are perfect for a turkey body, don’t you think? This last minute Thanksgiving craft is great for both kids and adults.
Native American Headband
Make sure to ownload the feather templates on this page to make creating this headband easier.
Your littlest ones will love making these handprint turkey crowns and then wearing them on Thanksgiving.
Stained Glass Leaves
Use clear contact paper and Fruity Pebbles cereal to create these pretty and festive leaves. They look great sticking in the window!
Fruity Pebbles were used in the Thanksgiving craft above, and we continue the cereal theme here. Mariah used Fruit Loops to make this Indian Corn!
Your kids can imagine turkeys dancing in your backyard while making these fun turkey ballerinas! Kids will love making these Thanksgiving dancers come to life during play.
Use construction paper and a toilet paper tube loaded with paint to make this fun pumpkin art. This is perfect for even the littlest kids on Thanksgiving.
I hope you enjoyed these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids! I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas: