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An extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the ideal chance to get crafting together with kids. Take a look at our concepts for assisting in the making of Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

 

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As opposed to purchasing costly decor, try something more meaningful this Thanksgiving by using these easy and enjoyable Do-it-yourself crafts. These attractive tasks will help keep your kids busy and can keep everybody within the holiday spirit ahead of the Thanksgiving day.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Thanksgiving is centered on enjoying your day with your family members and discussing everything you are grateful for in your everyday life. This day is not just about the food, Native Americans, and turkeys. We enjoy time by creating Thanksgiving crafts for kids!

We have a variety of turkey crafts created with several different items. Headbands [amazon] which we can use to assist instruct kids about how exactly all this started, and also new ways to exhibit and present everything for which we are thankful.

 


Leaf Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Leaf Turkey Craft

What you’ll need:

  • Craft foam
  • Printable turkey template
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Optional* craft stores sell pre-cut craft foam leaves this time of year. Using these will save you some cutting.

How to make this Leaf Turkey Craft

  1. Print our template and cut the pieces out. Trace the pieces onto craft foam. You need a red, orange and yellow leaf to complete the craft.
  2. Cut out all of your craft foam pieces.
  3. Glue the leaves onto the body of the turkey.
  4. Turn the body over and glue on the rest of the pieces to complete your turkey.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Fingerprint Turkey Place Card – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


fingerprint turkey placeholder

What you’ll need:

  • Red, orange, yellow and brown paint
  • Black marker
  • White posterboard

How to make your Fingerprint Turkey Place Card:

  1. Cut a square piece of poster board and fold it in half so it stands up.
  2. Have your child make orange, red and yellow fingerprint all in a row (touching is best).
  3. Add a brown fingerprint in the middle of the colored fingerprints.
  4. Once the paint is dry, use the marker to add the face and a person’s name.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Dancing Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Dancing turkey craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Turkey body and wings template
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes

How to make your Dancing Turkey Craft:

  1. Print our template and cut out the pieces. Trace the pieces onto brown construction paper and cut them out.
  2. Cut 1 inch thick strips of construction paper from red, orange, and yellow construction paper. These will be your feathers.
  3. Cut out orange triangles for the feet and beak, and a red teardrop shape for the waddle.
  4. Glue a strip of colored construction paper to the front and back of the brown circle to make a feather (see the picture for an example). Add as many feathers as you would like.
  5. Glue on the body and the wings.
  6. Glue on the eyes, beak, and waddle.
  7. Cut two long strips of orange construction paper. Fold the strips accordion style and glue them to the back of the turkey’s body. Glue an orange triangle onto the bottle of each dancing leg to finish your craft.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Pilgrim and Native American Handprints – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


indian and pilgrim craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons

Make a Pilgrim

  • Trace your child’s hand. Exclude the thumb, and make sure that their fingers are very close together.
  • At the base of the fingers on the handprint, use a black crayon to draw a brim of a hat. Color the fingers black to finish the hat, adding a yellow buckle if you like.
  • Color the palm of the hand a flesh tone, adding some hair right below the hat.
  • Add on the facial features for your pilgrim.

Make a Native American

  • Trace your child’s hand. Exclude the thumb, and make sure that their fingers are spread apart.
  • At the base of the fingers on the handprint, use a brown crayon to draw a headband. Color the fingerprints red, orange, or yellow to look like feathers.
  • Color the palm of the hand a darker flesh tone, adding some hair right below the headband.
  • Add on the facial features for your Native American boy.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Necklace Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


thanksgiving-necklace

What you’ll need:

  • Red, yellow and orange dyed pasta Here are the instructions for making dyed pasta
  • Yarn or jelly bracelet type material (for sale at craft stores)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toothpick (optional)

Method for older children

  • Cut the length of string that you would like your necklace to be – it’s best to cut this slightly longer than you will need.
  • String the yarn through the pasta to create your necklace.
  • Tie the ends of your necklace together and trim any excess.

Method for younger children

  • Cut the length of string that you would like your necklace to be – it’s best to cut this slightly longer than you will need.
  • Tape one end of the string to a table or book, etc.
  • If using yarn, tape a toothpick to the other end of the yarn to create a stiff end or “needle” for the children to use to string through the pasta. If you are using the jelly bracelet type material this won’t be necessary.
  • String the yarn through the pasta to create your necklace.
  • Tie the ends of your necklace together and trim any excess.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Pudding Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


pudding turkey craft

What you’ll need:

  • Chocolate pudding
  • Thick cardboard or posterboard
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (optional)

How to make your Pudding Turkey Craft:

  1. Cut some feathers out of construction paper before getting the children ready to craft. Also cut out some beaks, feet and waddles to use.
  2. Scoop some pudding onto the paper and encourage your child to smoosh it around.
  3. If working with a young child be sure to put out some adjectives for what they are experiencing (ie: the pudding is squishy, the pudding is cold, etc.). As soon as they lose interest in the process, stop and switch to the next part.
  4. Have your child put feathers on the pudding.
  5. Add eyes, feet, a beak, and waddle to your finished turkey.
  6. Take a picture to show off later and then dispose of your turkey.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Heaping Platefuls Thanksgiving Game – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


paper-thanksgiving-meal

What you’ll need:

  • 2 sheets white cardstock
  • Brightly colored cardstock scraps
  • Heaping Platefuls Thanksgiving Game Template
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Large Ziploc Bag
  • 1 die

How to make your Thanksgiving game

  • Print the Heaping Platefuls Thanksgiving Game onto white cardstock. (see photos)
  • Using markers or crayons, color the plate. Make sure to write your name on the piece of cardstock with the paper plate on it so that you know which game board is yours. (see photos)
  • Cut each piece of food out of brightly colored cardstock (dark brown for the turkey, light and dark brown for the stuffing, white and yellow for the mashed potatoes, maroon for the cranberry sauce, green, yellow, and orange for the vegetables, and yellow for the cornbread). If necessary, glue the food pieces together. (See the photos for examples of each food)
  • On the back of the turkey, write a number “1”. On the back of the stuffing, write a number “2”. On the back of the mashed potatoes, write a number “3”. On the back of the cranberry sauce, write a number “4”. On the back of the peas, write a number “5”. On the back of the cornbread, write a number “6”.
  • Your Heaping Platefuls Thanksgiving Game is now ready to play! Once everyone has made their own game boards, sit down and play the game. To play, decide who will go first. The first person rolls the die. The player then takes the food with the corresponding number and places it on his or her plate. For example, if you rolled a three, you would take the mashed potatoes and set them on your plate. If the number has previously been rolled and the food is already on the plate, then the player passes the die to the next person. For example, if you roll another three and already have mashed potatoes on your plate, simply pass the die to the next person. Players continue taking turns until someone rolls all six numbers and fills his or her plate with each food! (see photos)

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Bountiful Thanks Greeting Card Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


bountiful-thanks-greeting-card

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of white cardstock
  • Bountiful Thanks Greeting Card Template
  • Small pieces of green, red, orange, yellow, and brown cardstock (optional)
  • Tacky glue (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or markers

How to make your Thanksgiving greeting card

  • Print the Bountiful Thanks Greeting Card Template onto white cardstock. Fold the card in half so that the cornucopia is on the front of the card. (see photos)
  • Color the cornucopia brown. (see photos)
  • Depending on the skill level, amount of time, and preferences draw or cut out of colored cardstock the following foods: tomatoes, an ear of corn, carrots, a pumpkin, a bunch of grapes, and a squash. If you are cutting out the various pieces of food, make sure to glue them securely and allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
  • On the bottom of the card, use a marker to write “Bountiful Thanks for All You Do” or “Abundant Thanks.” (see photos)
  • Decorate the inside and the outside of the card with anything else that you desire. On the inside of the card, be sure to write a nice note of thanks to a neighbor, friend, or loved one. Then, deliver or mail your card to warm someone’s heart!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Painted Handprint Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


handprint-turkey-mommy

What you’ll need:

  • Brown, orange, red and yellow paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • Markers

How to make this Painted Handprint Turkey

  1. Paint your child’s palm brown. Paint their fingers different colors – red, orange or yellow.
  2. Press their painted hand onto the paper to make your turkey handprint.
  3. When the handprint is dry, use markers to add an eye, feet, a waddle, and a beak to the handprint to turn it into a turkey.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Mayflower Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


mayflower-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Small box (a butter box is what we used, but a paper milk carton would work well also)
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Clay or play-doh
  • Drinking straws
  • Paper (not construction paper)
  • Black marker

How to make your Mayflower Craft

  1. Cut the top off of the box so you have an open, rectangular box to start with.
  2. Paint the box brown and let dry.
  3. Pull one end of the box a bit so that it forms a point to be the front of the boat. If your box won’t do this, it’s no problem.
  4. Cut a few squares out of paper to make sails. Make them different sizes for a nice look.
  5. Poke a hole in the top and bottom of each square of paper. Thread a drinking straw through both holes and push the top and bottom of the sail towards the center to get it to bend. See the pictures for more detail.
  6. Once the sails are made, place a ball of clay in the bottom of the boat and stick the straw into the clay so that it stands up.
  7. Use a marker to write “Mayflower” on the side of the boat.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 

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Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids

Thanksgiving is regarded as the most popular craft vacations, so we wish that Thanksgiving crafts for kids, turn out to be one of yours also. Each of the arts presented in this page was created specifically for kids so that they can have real fun with these Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

All these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids are just the thing to keep these little kids busy before the thanksgiving family meal. Regardless of the fact that, if you want to create our mentioned craft projects, before Thanksgiving day, or perhaps keep some craft resources for the kids, you honestly cannot go mistaken with such types of simple tasks.

 


Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


food-cornucopia-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Ice cream cone/sugar cone
  • Favorite snack

How to make your edible cornucopia craft

  • Fill the ice cream cone up with your child’s favorite snack. Enjoy!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Styrofoam Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


styrofoam-turkey

What you’ll need:

  • A 2 13/16″ X 3 7/8″ styrofoam egg
  • Brown paint
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners: 2 red, 2 orange, 1 yellow
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Serrated knife

How to make your Thanksgiving Styrofoam Turkey Craft:

  • Use a serrated knife to carve the very bottom off the styrofoam egg so it will sit up.
  • Paint the egg brown and let it dry. (tip: setting the egg on a dixie cup is a great way to let the egg dry)
  • Glue two googly eyes onto the egg.
  • To make the feathers, cut a pipe cleaner in half, twist the ends together to make a feather shape and insert into the back of the egg. Make 2-3 “feathers” of each color.
  • Cut a small piece of an orange pipe cleaner off and insert under the googly eyes for a beak.
  • Cut a small piece of a red pipe cleaner and insert as a waddle next to the beak.
  • Cut an orange pipe cleaner into quarters. Take two of the pieces and bend in half and insert into the bottom of the egg as feet.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Triangle Teepee Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


triangle-teepee-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper (brown, red, orange, yellow)
  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Pen or marker
  • Glue stick

How to make your triangle teepee craft

  • Cut a large triangle out of brown construction paper.
  • Draw a line in the middle of the craft where the opening of the teepee would be. Have your child cut along this line.
  • Cut triangles out of the other shapes and have your child use a glue stick to stick them to the larger triangle.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Native American Headband Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


indian-headband

What you’ll need:

  • White poster board or lightweight cardboard
  • Construction paper (yellow, red and orange)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or Glue

How to make your Thanksgiving Native American Headband:

  • Cut a headband out of poster board slightly larger than the child’s head.
  • Cut 3 feathers, one out of each color of construction paper.
  • Glue or tape each feather onto the poster board.
  • Tape the headband to fit around the child’s head and trim off any excess poster board.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Paper Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


paper-turkey-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Turkey template
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

How to make your Paper Turkey Craft

  • Print our template and cut out the pieces. Trace the template pieces onto construction paper and cut the pieces out.
  • Glue the feathers to the back of the turkey body first. Then flip the turkey over and add the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Coffee Filter Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


coffee-filter-turkey

What you’ll need:

  • Coffee filter
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Turkey template
  • Construction paper (brown, red, orange)
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Paper towels
  • Spray bottle of water

How to make your Coffee Filter Turkey Craft

Notes: You need to use markers that will bleed when hit with water. Most Crayola markers will work (since they are all largely washable).

If you are like me and don’t have a designated water spray bottle, you can cheat. I took the sprayer out of a bottle of very mild cleaning solution. I stuck the end of the straw into a big cup of water and sprayed it repeatedly until all the cleanser was out of the sprayer. Then I held the end of the straw in the cup while my daughter handled the spraying. Not ideal, but it will work in a pinch!).

  • Use the markers and color the coffee filter. Use different colors for the best effect. Put some paper or paper towels under the filter because the markers will bleed through the filter.
  • Lay the filter onto a small stack of paper towels. Lightly spray the coffee filter with water and watch the colors swirl together. If you spray too much all the color will just bleed through the filter and end up on the paper towel – we got around this by letting our daughter spray a blank filter as much as she wanted to get it out of her system, then switched to the colored filter.
  • While the filter dries, print our turkey template. Cut out the pieces and trace them onto construction paper. Cut out the pieces.
  • When the filter is dry, glue the turkey’s head and body onto the middle of the filter. Glue the rest of the pieces on as well according to the picture to finish your turkey.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Turkey Hand Puppets Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


turkey-hand-puppets

What you’ll need:

  • 2 gloves (color does not matter)
  • 2 wiggly eyes
  • Small piece red cardstock
  • 1 yellow or orange pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Feathers
  • Glue

How to make your Thanksgiving game

  • Glue the wiggly eyes onto either both gloves thumbs. Allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
  • Bend a small part of the pipe cleaner to form a beak and cut. Make a second beak. Glue these to the thumbs, underneath the wiggly eye. Allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
  • Cut two small teardrop shapes out of red cardstock and glue to the glove, directly below the turkeys’ beaks. Allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
  • Glue the feathers to the other four fingers of each of the gloves. Allow the glue to dry. (see photos)
  • Your turkeys are now ready to put on a puppet show!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Pumpkin Pie Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


pumpkin-pie-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Small paper plate
  • Brown and orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Cotton ball
  • Pumpkin pie spice

How to make your Pumpkin Pie Craft

  • Paint the inside of the paper plate orange.
  • Paint the outside rim of the paper plate brown.
  • While the paint on the plate is still wet, sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice onto the plate.
  • Add a cotton ball to the middle of the paper plate (the paint will glue it into place).

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Shape Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


shape-turkey-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Shape Turkey Template #1 and Shape Turkey Template #2
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes

How to make your Shape Turkey Craft:

  1. Print our templates and cut the pieces out. Trace them onto construction paper. Each one of the semi-circles should be on a different color (one red, one orange and one yellow). Cut the pieces out.
  2. Glue the medium semi-circle on top of the large one. Then glue the small semi-circle on top of the medium one. Glue the turkey’s body on.
  3. Add on the eyes, feet, wings, beak, and waddle.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Dried Bean Indian Corn Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


dried-bean-indian-corn-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Printable corn template
  • Green and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Dried beans (we use a bag of bean soup mix from the grocery store)

How to make your Dried Bean Indian Corn Craft:

  1. Print our corn template and cut out the pieces. Trace the pieces onto construction paper and cut the pieces out.
  2. Glue the corn piece onto the husk piece.
  3. Cover the corn piece with a layer of glue. Spread it into an even layer with your finger.
  4. Add beans to the glue. Younger children find it easiest to just dump the corn on by the handful. Older children can place the beans individually to create more of a pattern.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Cornucopia Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


cornucopia-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Food Template
  • Cornucopia Template
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue Stick

How to make your cornucopia craft

  • Print our cornucopia template out. To make this easy, we trimmed a piece of brown construction paper down to the size of a regular piece of printer paper and printed directly onto the construction paper. We then went over the outline with a black crayon to make the lines stand out a bit more.
  • Print our food template out onto white paper. Color the food in with crayons.
  • Cut the food out and glue it onto the cornucopia.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 

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Thanksgiving arts and crafts for kids

Precisely what do these pony beads, sequins, and glue sticks have got to do with the special Thanksgiving Turkey Day? All these Thanksgiving crafts for kids are designed as per the holiday needs. To start working with these crafts, consider turkey greeting card holders, scarecrow Mason containers, and hat paper cups).

Then what are you expecting? Put down a piece of paper, gather a few color palettes along with some pipe cleaners, and see your littlest ones’ face glow while they deal with one of these simple Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

 


Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


paper-plate-turkey

What you’ll need:

  • 1 small paper plate
  • Red, yellow and orange construction paper
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush

How to make your Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft:

  • Paint the small paper plate brown and set aside to dry.
  • Cut feather shapes out of the construction paper. You’ll need 2-3 feathers of each color.
  • Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.
  • Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle.
  • Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.
  • Tape the feathers onto the back of the paper plate.
  • Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the paper plate.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Place Card Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


thanksgiving-place-card-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Paper – orange, white
  • Scissors
  • Glue stuck
  • Black marker
  • Leaves (make out of paper if you don’t have any real leaves)

How to make your Thanksgiving place cards:

  • Fold the orange paper and cut to the desired size.
  • Repeat with white paper, cutting it slightly smaller.
  • Glue white paper onto orange paper.
  • Write the name on the place card.
  • Glue leaves to decorate!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Apple Pie Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


apple-pie-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Paper — red, white, gray, brown
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Apple pie template

How to make your apple pie craft:

  • Using template, cut out all the pieces of your pie and apples (1 gray pan, 1 brown crust, 2 red circles, and 2 white circles).
  • Decorate your pie crust using the black marker.
  • Place the crust on top of the pie pan. Create a fold along the top. Glue.
  • Put apples together by gluing white circles onto red circles. Cut in half and color seeds with a black marker.
  • Glue apples onto pie tin, behind the pie crust.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


handprint-turkey

What you’ll need:

  • Brown, Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to make your Handprint Turkey Craft

  • Trace your child’s foot onto brown construction paper and cut it out.
  • Trace your child’s hand onto the red, orange, and yellow construction paper and cut out multiple handprints. TIP: Trace your child’s hand on the three different colors and then stack multiple sheets to make the time go faster.
  • Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.
  • Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle (we think that’s the right term!).
  • Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.
  • Turn the footprint so that the heel is now the turkey’s head. Glue your handprint feathers to the back of the body.
  • Glue on the googly eyes, beak, waddle, and feet.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


pilgrim-hat

What you’ll need:

  • White poster board or light-weight cardboard
  • Construction paper: black, yellow, gray
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

How to make your Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat:

  • Cut a headband out of poster board that is slightly larger than your child’s head.
  • Cut a hat shape out of black construction paper.
  • Cut a strip 1 1/2″ wide out of gray construction paper and glue to the hat as shown. Trim the edges off to match the angle of the hat.
  • Cut a square out of yellow construction paper that is 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ inches. Cut the center out of the square and discard. Glue the remainder of the square over the gray strip.
  • Glue or tape the finished hat to the headband.
  • Tape the headband to fit around the child’s head and trim off any excess poster board.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


toilet-paper-roll-turkey

What you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to make your Toilet Paper Roll Turkey:

  • Cut feather shapes out of the construction paper. You’ll need 2-3 feathers of each color.
  • Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.
  • Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle.
  • Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.
  • Tape the feathers onto the back of the toilet paper roll.
  • Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


T is for Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


letter-t-turkey-craft-materials

What you’ll need:

  • T is for Turkey Template
  • Construction paper (red, yellow, orange, brown and blue)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

How to make your letter t turkey craft:

  1. Print our template and cut the pieces out. Trace the letter T on brown construction paper, and make 5-7 feathers on red, orange and yellow. Cut the pieces out.
  2. Cut a peanut-shape out of red construction paper for the gobbler and triangles out of orange for the beak and feet. * The next step depends on the age/ability of your child. Our seven-year-old was more than able to assemble the feathers of her turkey and put the T on top to create finished Turkey with very little assistance. Our three year old gets frustrated if the finished product doesn’t turn out “right”, but also doesn’t want too much hands-on help. For her, we laid the feather out on the blue paper ahead of time and lightly traced the tops of the feathers to create a “template” for her to follow. This way she was able to position the feathers, more or less accurately, without too much help. There are pictures of this included on the side.
  3. Glue down a few feathers onto the blue piece of construction paper.
  4. Glue the letter T on top of the feathers.
  5. Glue the eyes, beak, gobbler, and feet onto the letter T.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Paper Plate Pilgrim Crafts – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


paper-plate-pilgrim-boy

What you’ll need:

  • Large paper plate
  • Small paper plate
  • Beige paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Crayons
  • Boy Pilgrim Template 1 Boy Pilgrim Template 2
  • Girl Pilgrim Template

How to make the boy pilgrim craftpaper-plate-pilgrim-girl

  1. Paint the small paper plate beige and put aside to dry.
  2. While the paint dries, print our template and cut out the pieces.
  3. Trace the paper plate ‘wedge’ onto a large paper plate and cut the piece out.
  4. Trace the rest of the template pieces onto construction paper and cut them out.
  5. Glue the pieces of the pilgrim hat together (see the photo).
  6. Glue the black wedge piece to the paper plate wedge piece, and then glue the finished piece to the bottom of the beige paper plate.
  7. Glue the hair to the top of the beige paper plate.
  8. Glue the hat to the top of the beige paper plate, overlapping the hair.
  9. Use crayons to draw on the face for your Pilgrim boy.

How to make the girl pilgrim craft

  1. Paint the small paper plate beige and put aside to dry.
  2. While the paint dries, print our template and cut out the pieces.
  3. Trace the paper plate ‘wedge’ onto a large paper plate and cut the piece out. Trace the other two edge pieces onto a paper plate and cut those pieces out as well.
  4. Trace the rest of the template pieces onto construction paper and cut them out.
  5. Glue the paper plate pieces of the pilgrim bonnet together (see the photo).
  6. Glue the black wedge piece to the paper plate wedge piece, and then glue the finished piece to the bottom of the beige paper plate.
  7. Glue the hair to the top of the beige paper plate.
  8. Glue the hat to the top of the beige paper plate, overlapping the hair.
  9. Use crayons to draw on the face for your Pilgrim girl.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Finger Paint Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


finger-paint-turkey-craft

What you’ll need:

  • Finger paint turkey template
  • Finger paint (brown, red, yellow, orange)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction paper (red, orange)
  • Googly eyes

How to make your finger paint turkey craft

  • Print our template and cut out the pieces. Trace the turkey body shape onto a piece of white paper.
  • Let your child paint the turkey body brown. It is much easier for kids to paint this before you cut the shape out. Set the body aside to dry.
  • Get out a second sheet of white paper. Use a paintbrush to paint yellow paint onto your child’s hand and make a couple of handprints on the paper. We found that brushing the paint onto their hand produced a much better handprint than having them just dip their hand in. Plus, it tickles and is a great sensory element to the craft!
  • Repeat this with red and orange as many times as you like. Encourage your child to overlap their prints for a nice looking turkey.
  • Set the handprint page aside to dry.
  • Cut out the brown turkey body. Cut out a few triangles from orange construction paper to use as feet and a beak, and cut a red peanut shape out for a gobbler.
  • Glue the body onto the handprint feathers.
  • Glue on the eyes, feet, beak, and gobbler.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Fingerprint Thanksgiving Placemat Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • ink pad (washable)
  • markers
  • construction paper
  • stickers, ribbon, glitter, etc.

How to make your Thanksgiving placemat cups:

  • Choose a piece of construction paper or poster board in the color of your choice.
  • Write what you are “thankful for” in the middle of the paper.
  • Use the link and your finger to draw pictures of what you wrote. Color in and around the pictures with markers to show detail.
  • Fill in the extra space with fall or Thanksgiving stickers, ribbon, etc.
  • Have it laminated if you want to keep!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Turkey Dessert Cups Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • turkey template
  • construction paper
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
  • tape and/or glue
  • googly eyes
  • mints, small candies, etc.
  • small, clear plastic cups

How to make your turkey dessert cups:

  • Print and trace the turkey feathers, face, and feet on to the construction paper.
  • Cut out all pieces.
  • Take the feathers and fan them out to look like a tail. Tape at the bottom to hold them in place. Then tape to the back of the cup.
  • Glue/tape the eyes and the beak to the face then attach to the rim on the front of the cup.
  • Tape the feet to the bottom of the cup.
  • Add candies, mints, etc and add to the Thanksgiving table!

Tutorial source: all kids network

 

 

Thanksgiving crafts to do with kids

The most effective way to guarantee a tension-free Thanksgiving holiday is by keeping your littlest engaged using these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

When you are busy making the food arrangements for the Thanksgiving meal, your children can create their owls, turkeys, fall-friendly staples, and pumpkins. These cutting, glueing and working with all these holiday crafts cause them to stay far away from these candy corns and that reflects at the holly blessings in their lives.

 


Turkey Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • small to medium-sized pumpkin
  • yellow, orange, red, green, brown construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • 5 wooden skewers (or pencils)
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape and/or glue
  • pencil
  • main turkey template, wings template and feathers template

How to make your turkey pumpkin centerpiece:

  • Print out the feather, face, wings and feet template and trace onto construction paper. You will need 2 feathers in each color, 10 total.
  • Cut out feathers and tape a skewer between each color. This will help keep the tail sturdy when connected to the pumpkin. (see picture) Make all 5 colored feathers, fan them out, then taped together at the bottom to look like the tail. Tape or glue to the back of the pumpkin.
  • Trace and cut out the wings and attach to the sides of the pumpkin.
  • Trace and cut out the head and beak. You will need 2 heads! Use a skewer and tape between the 2 heads to keep the head up so it doesn’t droop! Glue/tape on googly eyes and beak. Attach to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Trace and cut out the feet. Using 2 long strips of construction paper, fold accordion-style to make the legs long and crazy! Glue/tape the feet to the end of the legs. Attach the legs to the bottom of the pumpkin.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


I Am Thankful Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Red, orange, yellow and green construction paper
  • Magnet
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Two Google eyes
  • Black marker

How to make your I Am Thankful Turkey craft:

  • Cut toilet paper roll in half.
  • Paint one half of the toilet paper roll brown.
  • Trace feather template onto each piece of construction paper and cut out.
  • Ask child things they are thankful for and print onto each feather.
  • Glue feathers on the back of toilet paper roll as shown. (Make sure paint is dry.)
  • Cut a simple beak from Orange paper and a simple waddle from red paper and glue onto other side of toilet paper roll.
  • Add a magnet under feathers and place on the refrigerator.
  • Glue eyes above the beak.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Tissue Paper Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • Half of a paper plate
  • Red string or yarn
  • Brightly colored pieces of tissue paper cut into squares and rectangles
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Google eyes
  • Brown and orange construction paper
  • Marker

How to make your tissue paper turkey craft:

  • Lightly spread glue onto a paper plate and cover with tissue paper, encouraging children to cover most of the plate.
  • Draw or trace a circle on brown paper for face and cut.
  • Draw and cut simple turkey feet from orange paper.
  • Draw a triangle on orange paper for the beak. Cut out and place on face.
  • Glue face on plate and feet behind the bottom of the face as shown.
  • Glue on eyes on face and red string behind beak for the waddle as shown.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Native American Handprint Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • Orange, white, brown, green, red, yellow and blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black and brown markers
  • White paper

How to make your Native American Handprint craft:

  • Paint palm of hand light brown which can be made by mixing brown, white and a little orange paint.
  • Paint each finger blue, yellow, green and red.
  • Press hand firmly onto the paper. When lifting up from paper, be sure hand comes up completely straight without moving to prevent smudges.
  • When the paint is dry, draw a simple headband with markers.
  • Draw hair around the face.
  • Use a black marker to create details on feathers as shown.
  • Use the black marker to draw a face.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Turkey Hat Craft – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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What you’ll need:

  • Turkey hat craft template
  • Assorted construction paper
  • Google eyes
  • pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Crayons

How to make your turkey hat craft:

  • Cut two to three strips about 2″ wide from your choice of construction paper and tape together. Measure to comfortably fit wearer’s head and tape to secure.
  • Cut out templates and trace shapes onto paper. You will need two wing shapes and 3-4 feathers. Cut wings, turkey body, beak, waddle and feather shapes from paper using assorted colors.
  • Glue google eyes, beak, and waddle onto turkeys head and let dry. If desired, cut fringe edge on feathers and decorate turkey shapes with crayons.
  • Using glue or tape, attach body to the front of the headband, wings on sides, and tail feathers on the back.

Tutorial source: all kids network

 


Birch Bark Wreath – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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Dress up a blank wall or door with this lovely birch bark wreath.

1. To make the leaves, trace leaf cookie cutters on to the backs of natural bark strips. Then use a knife to cut them out.

2. Next, adhere half of the bitch leaves around a 20″ foam wreath form with hot glue. As you work, mix the leaf shapes for an eye-catching look.

3. Hot-glue 5/4″ wooden cubes on the backs of the remaining leaves, then layer them onto the wreath to create a 3-D display.

What you’ll need: Leaf cookie cutters (Buy at Amazon.com)

Tutorial source: womans day

 


DIY Pumpkin – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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Here is an easy-peasy DIY project for November. Now that we are done with carved pumpkins I thought it would be fun to try some more pretty decorative projects using pumpkin that will be great Thanksgiving decorations! I’ll post a few installments this month. My first pumpkin project is painted white pumpkins using regular fabric paint.

It’s super simple— just make little rows of painted dots on the surface of your pumpkin. I LOVE white pumpkins. So cute. Use regular slick or matte fabric paint, and be sure to let it dry completely. Fabric paint takes a little while to dry!

Tutorial source: A Beautiful Mess

 


DIY Easy Centerpiece – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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Materials and tools required for making the DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece:

You will need a simple wood crate or basket-like these, and a few plastic containers.

You will also need some natural elements, such as fresh plant cuttings like leaves, flowers, and/or berries, a few pinecones, Spanish moss like these at Amazon.com or mixed moss like these at Amazon.com, You can purchase small wood crates like these at Amazon.com

Complete tutorial source: A Piece Of Rainbow

 


Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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How to make a pilgrim hat crayon cup: Supplies needed:

  • Black Paper Cups (found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Black Card Stock
  • Ric Rac
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
  • X-acto Knife

Directions:

  1. Gather all your supplies.
  2. Using an X-acto knife, carve out the bottom of the cup.
  3. Begin by hot gluing ric rac to the rim of your cup. Wrap it around and hot glue again to secure.
  4. From there, hot glue a square piece of scrapbook paper where the ric rac ended. On top of that, hot glue a button.
  5. Fill with crayons.

Tutorial source: Lilluna

 


Ombré Corn Husk Wreath – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Ombre corn husk wreath

Arrange husks so that the darkest shade is in the back and the lightest is front and center.

1. Wearing gloves, set four medium plastic bins on a covered surface. In each, mix 6 cups of warm water, 3 Tbsp vinegar and 1 cup Rit liquid fabric dye( from the craft store) in desired colors.

2. Soak dried corn husk (from grocery stores) in the mixture for 20 minutes; rinse with water and let dry on newspaper. Place husks between two thin towels and iron flat.

3. Hot-glue a few layers of dyed corn husks around a 12″ foam wreath form to create a sunburst shape. Attach a loop of wire to the back with hot glue and use to hang.

What you’ll need: Fabric dye kit (Buy at Amazon.com)

Tutorial source: Womans Day

 


Turkey Corner Bookmarks – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Turkey-Corner-Bookmark

Supplies:

  • Brown origami paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Decorative scissors
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes stickers
  • Black marker
  • Glue

Complete tutorial source: Blitsy

 

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Thanksgiving crafts for school age kids

Few of these crafting ideas also require the kids to jot down a checklist for what they are generally thankful. Starting together with their mother and father, of course!

 


DIY Utensil Holders – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Thanksgiving-DIY-Utensil-Holder

Supplies needed to make your own Thanksgiving DIY utensil holders:

  • Give Thanks & Celebrate Embossing Folder
  • Fall Words Border Embossing Folder
  • Textured Cardstock
  • Core’dinations Sand It Set
  • Embossing Machine
  • Hercules Double Sided Tape

Complete tutorial source: Consumer Crafts

 


Turkey Place Card Holder – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


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Supplies needed to make your own classy turkey place settings:

  • Turkey Foamies Kit
  • Scissors and Hot Glue
  • Mini-Cards in Eyelet
  • Burlap
  • Wood Tiles

Complete tutorial source: Consumer Crafts

 


Turkey Treat Buckets – Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids


Supplies Used:

  • Brown 3″ Metal Pails
  • Assorted Turkey Feathers
  • Adhesive Craft Foam
  • Googly Eyes
  • Tacky Glue or Low-Temp Glue Gun

Complete Tutorial source: Happiness Is Homemade

 

On top of that, you might want to present these fun tasks along with the Thanksgiving meal. That’s why there are many centerpieces, place cards, and even the mantle worthy ideas included.

Happy Thanksgiving!