Don’t let Thanksgiving pass you by without doing these fun crafts with your kids!
So you just got done with Halloween and now you need some more ideas of what to do with your kids? Try out these super Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids.
Halloween is officially over and it’s time to move on to the next Holiday. This time of year is always so much fun because it’s just one festivity after another. So all the Halloween decorations are put away and it might be just a little too early for Christmas. But wait! Thanksgiving should not be easily forgotten.
I am a crafting fanatic. I not only enjoy finding new craft ideas, but I also see it as a great way to include kids. Get them involved in something creative, spend time together, and bonus… help decorate the house. Thanksgiving is no different and there are many ways to combine this holiday with projects for your kids.
I’m sharing some of my favorite fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Work on some of these projects together at home or in the Classroom. Some of these ideas are also great if you are hosting Thanksgiving and you want to give the little ones something to do. You know, so they aren’t bugging you every 10 seconds while you are trying to cook dinner. Distract them by putting them to work decorating!
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Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Wreath of Thanks. This wreath is super simple to make and does not require too many supplies. The nice thing about it is that you can make it all at once with everything you and your kids are thankful for. Or put it up the 1st day of November and have kids add something they are thankful for each day. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, have each guest write on a leaf and add their own. It’ll be a fun thing for everyone to do as they arrive.
Leaf Sun-catchers. What a great way to get the kids to decorate the house for Thanksgiving. We always have sun here in the desert and these will look beautiful in windows around the house. But even in the colder areas, these pretty decorations will add some bright colors to otherwise dreary days.
Handprint Turkey Hat. Kids love putting stuff on their heads. I can’t explain it, but they do. This fun craft not only allows them to wear turkeys on their head and run around like little bird but uses their own hands to create. So keep it as a nice memento of how little they once were.
Pumpkin Place Card Holder. Screw the kids, I want to make these myself! How freaking cute are these? If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, then you need to have one of these for each person coming. You can use real mini-pumpkins, or find alternatives that might be a bit less expensive. Either way, it’s a super cute idea.
Turkey Tulle Wreath. If you haven’t been able to tell, I love wreaths. They just always look so festive on a front door and are the perfect way to great anyone. This turkey wreath is pretty easy for the kids to join in and make (without them messing it up). They can customize the face to look any way they want, add eyelashes or a big grin… just make it fun!
Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups. Now at first, you’re probably thinking… what am I going to do with those? But picture it. These are great if you have a lot of kids coming (or just a few), or if you have a kids table. Make a few of these to place around and it will keep the them distracted at dinner so you can actually enjoy your meal! It’s the same concept as a restaurant, might as well make it festive.
Pine Cone Turkeys. If you don’t have any pine cones laying around, don’t worry! They actually sell pine cones at craft stores. These are fun little turkeys kids can create and will not only look nice around the house but as a table decoration too!
Hand and Foot Print Turkeys. Kids get older… fast. I’m learning this the hard way as my daughter is quickly becoming a young lady, and less of a child, every day. I always try to do one or two crafts each holiday to have something to remind me of when she was younger (and not so sassy). They make great gifts for the Grandparents too!
Thankful Tree. Now let’s get sentimental for a moment. Make a project with their little hands, and include things they are grateful for every day. How tear-jerking and sweet! Let your guests include hands of their own as well. Another great activity to do if you are the hostess.
Paper Turkey Hats. In case you missed it the first time I mentioned it, kids love putting things on their heads! This is another really cute option for turning your kids into turkeys. As if they don’t already do that on their own.
Hand Print Turkeys. If you are looking for another cute way to include your kids hand prints then here you go! Have them get creative with making different faces on the turkeys. Funny faces, sad face, happy faces… and then they have a whole bunch that are all unique.
Turkey Rocks. Rock painting is becoming more and more popular. Probably because rocks are free and plenty available! I love trying to figure out new ways to paint rocks and turning them into turkeys is perfect for Thanksgiving. Have your kids make as many as they can and line the front walk with them. What a fun way to greet guests as they come for dinner!
Native American Headdress. I have made these with my daughter almost every Thanksgiving I can think of. It’s such an easy way to keep her and other kids entertained. And most of the time I already have construction paper and markers laying around, in case I didn’t have time to run to the craft store before Thanksgiving. Even adults can get into it and wear one!
Pilgrim Hat. If you are going to do an Indian Headdress, then don’t forget the Pilgrim hat too! If you have more then one child at Thanksgiving dinner, have them split who makes what kind of hats and put on a play about the first Thanksgiving. Then you have a little education thrown into your Holiday!
Turkey Napkin Rings. Ending with one of my favorites. These adorable napkin holders are super easy to make because you just use old toilet paper rolls. Kids can customize them with anything they want. Use actual feathers as the tail. Make silly faces. Even write names on them. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to add to your table decor.