This Thanksgiving, keep children happily busy and out of the kitchen with Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. These eye-catching crafts will keep your kids away from holiday boredom and creatively entertained.
These beautiful, Fun Thanksgiving Crafts will make pretty centerpieces for your dinner table and add a personal touch to your festive decorations.
Most of them require under 20 minutes to make and use common craft supplies that are readily available at home.
Table of Contents:
- Easy Turkey Crafts For Kids
- Pumpkin Crafts
- Scarecrow Thanksgiving Crafts
- Pilgrim Crafts for Thanksgiving
- Gratitude crafts for Thanksgiving
Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Choose from Easy Turkey Crafts, Toilet roll Pilgrims, no-carve paper pumpkins or meaningful gratitude craft ideas for thanksgiving to make lasting memories with your kids this Thanksgiving.
Most of these crafts are super easy and can be done independently by kids, some might need little adult help and supervision.
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts
Turkey crafts are quintessential for thanksgiving. While you get busy caramelizing Turkey for dinner, get your kids making these cute and adorable paper turkey crafts.
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will sit just-so-pretty on your dinner table and make your kids proud of their hand work as they feast.
1. Standing Paper Turkey
This cute turkey craft is perfect for little kids as well as older children. It requires easily available supplies like construction paper, googly eyes, glue and clothespins.
We can bet this 3D Turkey Thanksgiving craft will look adorable on your table and will definitely catch everyone’s eye.
2. Shape Turkeys
This shape turkey craft for preschoolers is a fun way to sneak in math while strengthening little hands. Super cute and so easy, it is a perfect craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
Related: Also check out Fun Preschool Math Activities to make maths hands-on.
3. Tissue Paper Turkey
Thinking of easy thanksgiving crafts for toddlers? Look no further! This tissue paper turkey craft hits the right spot with little kids with its ease of doing and bright, beautiful colours.
4. Paper Plate Turkeys
This fun thanksgiving craft for preschoolers is all you need to keep them busy and creatively occupied while you prepare the Thanksgiving dinner.
These paper plate turkeys are super easy to make, require little adult supervision and just adorable making them perfect thanksgiving craft for little kids.
Quick Tip: Club these Fun Thanksgiving Crafts with Thanksgiving Games & Activities to bring your family closer.
5. Potato Print Turkey Craft
Making thanksgiving turkey crafts cannot get easier than this. This craft requires no scissors and just potato and finger stamping to make cute little turkeys that are sure to win hearts.
6. Sock Turkeys
Make a Thanksgiving centerpiece with these no sew Sock turkey craft. This craft is great for little hands as well as older kids. As this craft uses glue gun, adult help is recommended for young kids.
7. Pom-Pom Turkey
This thanksgiving craft for elementary students and older kids is your perfect bet at keeping kids entertained while they await Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is to make this charming thanksgiving craft is yarn, felt, pipe cleaners and feathers.
8. Turkey Windsocks
Recycle empty tins to make these delightful Turkey windsocks. Easy to make, they make for perfect decorations for your backyard or porch.
Related: Also check the Wind Science Experiments for Kids.
9. Turkey Finger Puppet
Add life to turkey jokes with this cute Turkey Finger puppet. Easy and quick to make, these finger puppet craft for kids are sure to delight them and get them giggling.
10. Turkey Marshmallow Lollipops
Have kids who insist on helping you fix the thanksgiving feast? Make them incharge of desserts with this edible thanksgiving craft. You will be surprised how putting together a marshmallow and candy corn could look for a thanksgiving treat.
Make a dish full of these adorable turkeys for everyone to relish and enjoy!
11. Pumpkin Turkeys
This is a gorgeous turkey craft for older kids as well as adults. These Pumpkin turkeys make for great centerpiecesand thanksgiving decor. Make sure you have a good 20 to 30 minutes on hand before you start this craft. We promise this craft is worth every minute spent.
Related: While you are busy with Thanksgiving crafts, also make a few Easy Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts for Kids to gear up for the biggest holiday of year!
12. Squeeze Paint Pumpkin Turkey
Here is a pumpkin turkey that your little ones can make while having lots of fun. Easy and quick to make, it is the perfect Thanksgiving craft to utilize that extra fall produce.
13. Turkey Place Card Holders
Get kids involved in thanksgiving preparations with these place card holder thanksgiving craft. Not only will they make your thanksgiving table look pretty but also well organised.
14. Origami Turkey
Keep kids busy with this fun craft that makes the cutest origami turkey! Make a bunch of them in fall colour to elevate your decor.
This origami turkey will not only keep your kids busy but also stimulate their left & right brain, making it a wonderful whole brain activity.
15. Tulle Turkey Wreath
This tulle turkey wreath is one of most stunning and easy to make thanksgiving crafts for adults and older kids. Sure to elevate your thanksgiving decorations, this craft will make your door stand out.
Pumpkin crafts make for beautiful thanksgiving crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. These easy crafts not only look cute but are also perfect for the fall season.
And if you think Pumpkin crafts are only for Halloween, check out the fun crafts below to be pleasantly surprised.
16. 3D Paper Pumpkin
Use orange construction paper to make these graceful paper pumpkins. This paper craft for kids is fun, easy and just perfect for kindergarten and older kids.
17. Fizzy Pumpkin Craft
This thanksgiving, club crafts for kids with a cool science activity to make Fizzy pumpkin crafts. Simply put out paper pumpkins and colour them using fizzy paints. Add googly eyes to fizzy paint pumpkins to perk them up.
To make fizzy paints, simply mix equal parts of baking soda with water. Add food colouring to the water mix to make paints of your choice and paint them on the pumpkins.
Once partly dry, spray vinegar on the paper pumpkins to make the paint fizz and lend that beautiful look.
18. Paper Pumpkin
A super easy paper craft for kids, this simple paper pumpkin takes less than 15 minutes to make and just perfect for young children who are yet to progress to more complicated crafts.
19. Bottle Cap Stamp Pumpkins
Keep little minds happily and constructively occupied with this fun stamping craft for preschoolers and toddlers.
20. Paper Plate Pumpkins
These paper plate pumpkins make for learning thanksgiving crafts for kids that will teach your little ones what’s hiding inside the pumpkins. Kids love making this craft and end up learning about pumpkin’s insides and seeds.
21. Book Page Pumpkins
Recycle an old book into a beautiful, vintage looking paper pumpkin. Such fun thanksgiving crafts add novelty to your holiday decorations.
Easy to make, this thanksgiving craft for adults and kids does require patience and time, thus making it apt for older children.
22. Yarn Pumpkins
We love easy thanksgiving crafts that continue to sit in the household long after Thanksgiving is over. These pretty yarn pumpkins are charming to their best and so much fun to make.
23. Paper Strip Pumpkins
One of the most fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults, these paper strip pumpkins require common craft supplies like construction paper, glue and pipe cleaner. They are just right to welcome fall into your home.
24. Pom Pom Fall Pumpkin
One of the most beautiful Thanksgiving crafts for kids as well as adults. Use pom-poms in fall colours and stick them on a pumpkin using a glue gun. It is super fun to make and a feast for eyes.
25. Pumpkin Photo Holders
Thanksgiving crafts need not be reserved for kids. These adorable pumpkin photo holders are just the right thanksgiving crafts for middle school.
Dress up your table tops with this lovely display of heartwarming family pictures or place them on the dinner table to add personal touch.
26. Toilet Paper Pumpkins
This Toilet paper craft for kids and adults will bring autumn right into your home and warm it up for upcoming winters. Easy, beautiful and quick to make, it is a super easy craft that both kids and adults will love making.
27. Bead Pumpkins
Let your preschoolers practise their fine motor and threading skills with this thanksgiving kid’s craft. Ordinary pony beads and pipe cleaners are all you need to make these cute bead pumpkin craft.
Scarecrow Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
Add some quirky fun this Thanksgiving by welcoming these easy scarecrow crafts for kids into your home. Perfect for fall activities, these scarecrow crafts will get your kids excited and keep them actively involved for a good time.
28. Paper Plate Scarecrow
This fun craft transforms an ordinary paper plate into a cute scarecrow with the help of common craft materials. Easy to make, this scarecrow craft for preschoolers can be done under 10 minutes.
29. Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Another thanksgiving craft for preschoolers that is easy to make and uses ordinary supplies available at home! With candy corn for a nose, this scarecrow craft for kids is just too cute!
Related: Also check out Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts for Kids.
30. Paper Roll Scarecrow
These paper roll scarecrow dolls are quick and easy to make. They are just the perfect decorations for thanksgiving and fall season that can be made in not more than 10 minutes.
31. Wooden Spoon Scarecrow
This wooden spoon scarecrow is absolutely delightful and makes oh-so-pretty scarecrows! Put them in mason jars or simply add them to your planters to uplift your decorations.
Easy and quick to make, there are a lot of improvisations your kids can do while making this cute craft to make their very own thanksgiving craft.
32. Pasta Scarecrow Puppet
This scarecrow craft for kids is sure to get children excited. You will be amazed how you can turn ordinary pasta into a wonderful craft.
This scarecrow puppet is super cute and just the perfect prop for a fun puppet show! Bring on the fun!
33. Paper Bag Scarecrow
How about turning an ordinary brown paper bag into a scarecrow? This is an easy thanksgiving craft for kids that doubles up as a simple fall craft as well. It comes with a free template to make crafting scarecrows for preschool even easier.
34. Lunch Bag Scarecrow
This scarecrow craft for kids and adults is straight out of Wizard Of Oz. It is a novel craft that is easy to make and sure to stand out. Plant these scarecrows in your porch to welcome family or take them along to a farm trip.
35. DIY Mason Jar Scarecrow
Looking for scarecrow crafts ideas that really stand out and yet are easy & quick enough to make? Try this DIY scarecrow that uses a mason jar to make a cute craft for kids and family.
36. Scarecrow Craft
Kids will love making these charming paper scarecrows with googly eyes and clothespins. They are a perfect thanksgiving craft to sit on your kids’ table.
37. Handprint Scarecrow
We love this handprint craft for kids and we bet your kids will love making it. Take a big sheet of paper and let every member stamp their hands to make a family scarecrow craft. We promise it won’t take much time.
38. Footprint Scarecrow
Handprints are not the only prints you can make a scarecrow with! Stamp your kiddo’s footprint and with the help of little creativity, turn it into an adorable scarecrow.
39. Burlap Bag Scarecrow
Turn burlap into cute scarecrow bags that are just perfect for fall! Put a gratitude note inside the bag along with a few treats for family and friends to make your thanksgiving special.
40. Scarecrow Bookmark
Make these charming scarecrow corner bookmarks for family and friends. These DIY bookmarks club origami with paper crafts making them stand apart from the usual corner bookmarks.
Great for keeping kids busy and entertained.
41. Scarecrow Paper Craft
Paper crafts are a great hit with kids. Keep your little ones busy crafting with this easy thanksgiving craft for kindergarten that is perfect for fall and great for budding motor skills.
Pilgrims Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Thanksgiving crafts are incomplete without pilgrim crafts. After all, you do want to teach kids the story behind thanksgiving and what better way to teach than educational crafts!
Here you will find the most beautiful and easy pilgrim crafts for kids that your little ones will have fun making.
42. Toilet Roll Pilgrims
Reuse the empty toilet rolls and transform them into Pilgrims using construction paper. These toilet roll pilgrims are cute, easy and take less than 10 minutes to make.
43. Pilgrims in Mayflower Craft
This is a perfect craft for teaching kids about thanksgiving and delving into the history behind the holiday. It is an interactive craft that is simply a great addition to thanksgiving crafts for kids.
Quick Tip: Make sure to pair these crafts with Hilarious Pilgrims Jokes.
44. Pilgrim Hats
Your kids will not only love making these paper craft but also enjoy donning them on their heads, making way to pretend play.
Just right to keep kids happily entertained while you take care of Thanksgiving dinner.
45. Pilgrim Hats Alphabet Match
Got a little monkey high on energy? Keep her busy with this fun education craft that will sneak in learning while making your day easier!
46. DIY Pilgrim Puppets
These popsicle stick pilgrim puppets are a big hit with kids. They are fun to make and super easy. Make them for all your family members or friends and to put on a funny thanksgiving show.
47. Popsicle Stick Pilgrims
These popsicle sticks pilgrims are perfect for a thanksgiving story and fun entertainment after the hearty meal. Quick and easy, they take less than 10 minutes to make and are great at keeping little ones happily busy.
48. Footprint Pilgrims
This footprint pilgrim craft is perfect for little kids. Children will love painting their foot and stamping it to make this cute pilgrim craft.
49. Paper Pilgrims
Have a kid who loves handprint crafts but does not like the idea of putting paints on their hands? Here is an innovative craft that uses handprints, or should we say hand tracing, to make Thanksgiving pilgrim craft.
Perfect for kids who love paper crafts and don’t like getting messy!
50. Spoon Pilgrims
Make cute pilgrims out of wooden spoons and common craft materials. Let your kids use this tutorial as a guide and unlock their imaginations to paint their very own wooden spoon pilgrims.
51. Pilgrim Hat Place Cards
Use empty toilet paper rolls to make this functional craft for thanksgiving. Place these pilgrims hat place cards onto your table to complete the thanksgiving decorations.
52. Pilgrim Hat Cookies
Get your kids involved in the thanksgiving dinner by giving them the charge of the desserts by making these Pilgrim Hat cookies. They are super easy to make and just the right way to get kids happily helping.
53. Paper Plate Pilgrims
Make cute pilgrims with paper plates and let your kids explore their imagination and creativity with this craft. Perfect for kindergarten and older kids, this pilgrims craft is simple and fun to make.
Gratitude Crafts for Thanksgiving
Make the best of thanksgiving to boost the mental health of your family by indulging in thoughtful yet easy gratitude Thanksgiving crafts.
Practicing gratitude can significantly increase the feeling of happiness and joy, as suggested by psychology research. Expressing gratitude increases dopamine and serotonin – the brain chemicals that are positively linked with the feeling of joy and well-being.
54. Thankfulness Handprint Tree
Make a tree of thanks using construction paper in fall colours. Trace the hands of every family member on construction paper and pen down thankfulness notes on them to make this thoughtful thanksgiving craft.
55. Gratitude Pumpkin
Make use of the fall harvest of pumpkins by penning down gratitude notes on a big pumpkin all November till thanksgiving. This easy and fun gratitude craft celebrates small acts of kindness that often go unnoticed.
Put the display on thanksgiving and let everyone read out their gratitude notes.
56. DIY Leaf Catcher
Thanksgiving crafts for kids that encourage thankfulness and gratitude are much loved by parents and teachers. They help students not only get better with their crafting skills but also help them practice gratitude.
Make this easy DIY leaf catcher and tweak it into a gratitude craft by writing thankfulness notes on the leaves. Another quick tip – skip the paper leaves and use real fall leaves to pen your notes.
57. Gratitude Paper Chain
Make gratitude a part of your life with this easy craft. All you need is paper strips, glue and sharpies. All November long, write a thankfulness note each day on the paper strip, glue the ends of the paper strip to make a circle and interlock with the other thankfulness notes to make a paper chain.
To make it doable, make it into an after dinner activity for the whole family. On Thanksgiving, put it on display. You will be surprised how much gratitude this simple craft can inculcate!
58. Paper Leaf Table Runner
This is such a fun thanksgiving craft for family and kids that doubles up as a perfect thanksgiving activity to do together as a family.
Cut out loads of paper leaves in different colours of your choice or stick to the fall colour palette. Pen down thankfulness notes on the leaves and glue them together to make a beautiful paper leaf table runner for thanksgiving.
59. Thankful Turkey Cookies
Thanksgiving crafts are incomplete without these cute gratitude turkey cookies. This thanksgiving craft is great for students and little children who want to express their gratitude to their teachers, friends and family.
Simply wrap the cookies in a transparent film and add paper turkey feathers, googly eyes, beak and the characteristic red snood to dress up the cookie. Write thankful notes on the paper feathers to complete the craft.
60. Acorn Gratitude Banner
Make a cute banner out of paper acorns, twine and clothespins to hang on the thanksgiving. Write thankfulness notes on the acorns to make it apt for thanksgiving. Such an easy gratitude craft!
61. Pumpkin Pie Gratitude Craft
This cute pumpkin pie gratitude craft is easy and quick, making it just fit for young children who want to express thanks.
Made with simple supplies like paper plates, paints, cotton balls and a paper fastener, this fun craft is sure to excite little hands & minds.
62. Gratitude Flowers Craft
One of the most fun crafts among easy thanksgiving crafts, these gratitude flowers are perfect for your kid’s room and for gifting to teachers and family.
63. Thanksgiving Clothespin Wreath
This gratitude craft is perfect for older kids and family. Make sure to have time on your hands to indulge in this craft. Once the wreath is made, let everyone pen down what they are thankful for on the clothespin using a marker.
64. Mason Jar Turkey Gratitude Craft
What could be more fitting than handing out a cute mason jar turkey filled with treats (think of candy canes, M&Ms, peanut butter cups!) accompanied with gratitude note to express thankfulness!
We cannot think of any better way and certainly you would agree as well!
Make these cute mason jar turkey gratitude crafts for thanksgiving and give them out to your family and friends.
65. Thankfulness Jar
Celebrate the true spirit of thanksgiving with your family by setting up a thankfulness jar. This easy thanksgiving craft goes a long way in practising gratitude and making it a part of your life.
66. Thankful Pine Cone Turkeys
Use those abundant pine cones from the fall to make these thankful pine cone turkeys. Simply glue a pair of googly eyes, paper snood and beak to make the face of the turkey on one side of the pine cone.
Use coloured paper strips to write what you are thankful for and stick them on the pine cone to make your pine cone turkey’s feathers. Easy, peasy!
Such cute and thoughtful thanksgiving crafts are sure to delight kids and warm up hearts.
67. Thankful Turkey Book
Meaningful Thanksgiving crafts for kids cannot get better than this. Make a brown paper book from lunch bags (innovative, right?), dress it up to resemble a turkey and pen down your thankfulness thoughts in it.
Makes for a beautiful personalised gift for people you love and are grateful for!
68. Garland of Thanks
Brighten up your home with this colourful, easy craft for thanksgiving. Use real fall leaves or stamp the ordinary leaves to make beautiful colorful leaves.
Let your kids write what they are thankful for on sticky notes and paste them on the leaves. Lastly, using a tape attach them to a twine to make the garland of thanks.
69. Corkboard Turkey
This is a joyful thanksgiving craft for kids and family to get them ready for thanksgiving. Make this cork-board turkey and keep it on your dinner table or on the counter along with a pen and sticky notes for your family to write down what they are grateful for.
70. Gratitude Rocks
Make these heart-warming gratitude rocks for thanksgiving and give your kids a chance to practice gratitude everyday with their help. Whenever the rock is passed to them, they must think of something they are thankful for.
71. Thankfulness Wreath
Make a fall inspired wreath, using construction paper and turn it into a gratitude craft by writing the things you are grateful for. It is a simple thoughtful craft for kids that will allow them to count their blessings.
72. Gratitude Turkeys
Turn your classic thanksgiving craft into a thoughtful activity with this gratitude turkey. It is a wonderful craft for engaging young children and getting them to think of numerous things they are (or should be!) thankful for.