Thanksgiving is known for food, family and fun, but it’s also known for the kids’ table! Keeping those kids occupied while the adults are busy prepping is easy with these Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids. With just a few craft supplies, your kids will be able to use these Thanksgiving craft ideas to create sweet keepsakes that you’ll treasure for years.
Turkey Pinecone Kids Craft
Collect pinecones on a nature walk and then bake them to get rid of any lingering bugs for these turkey pinecone kids crafts. Construction paper, googly eyes and pipe cleaners create the cute turkey head and feathers.
Fry Box Turkeys
Premade fry boxes and this free printable are all you need for these cute fry box turkeys. Fill them with crayons for your kids table, or snacks for the adults!
Thankful Paper Chain
This free Thanksgiving printable paper chain is the perfect way to have your kids demonstrate all the things they’re thankful for this year. Print it out and have your kids write down everything they’re grateful for.
These glittered turkeys combine rustic and glam! Cover leaves found in your backyard or on a nature walk with a thin layer of glue and glitter them up! Glue the glittered leaves to a brown construction paper circle and add some small twigs for legs and you’ve got a simple, but adorable turkey.
Fall Wind Chimes
These fall wind chimes are made with things found in nature — pine cones, sticks and rocks. Paint the rocks in fun fall colors like red, yellow and orange and string everything together. Hang the strings from some twigs and you’ve got a cute wind chime.
Thanksgiving Clothespin Turkey Craft
This classic clothespin turkey craft gets a neutral update with feathers made out of an old book. They’re easy enough for kids to create, but also make a great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving Acorn Owls
These little acorn owls are a great craft for older kids, but the little kids can help by collecting the acorns! Tiny pieces of felt are glued on acorns to create darling owls that are perfect for place cards or napkin rings.
Turkey Handprint Shirts
Remember how little your little turkeys were each year with these darling turkey handprint shirts. They’re made with craft paint and plain T shirts — don’t forget to add the year so you can look back on years past.
Turkey Treat Cups
Plain treat cups transform into a turkey with some paper feathers, googly eyes and a little craft foam and red felt. Use glue dots for mess free fun and let the kids create and fill up these turkey treat cups for all your guests.
This craft is fun and a treat in one! Jumbo cupcakes transform into one of a kind teepees with some candy melts and pretzel sticks. Send guests home with these teepee cupcakes as a Thanksgiving party favor or add them to your dessert table.
Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft
A simple styrofoam cup turns into a turkey craft with just a little paint, pom poms and construction paper. For an extra sweet touch, have your kids trace their hands for the feathers so you’ll always remember just how little their hands were.
Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Bags
These fun turkey treat bags are easy enough for kids to create on their own. Have them fill the fingers of clear plastic gloves with colored goldfish crackers and then top it off with freshly popped popcorn. Add a googly eye and a beak and wattle to them thumb and you have a insta turkey!
These Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids are the perfect way to keep the kids happy and occupied while the adults get ready for the big feast!
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