Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids (All Age Options)

What are your favorite Thanksgiving Crafts to do as a family?

Here are a couple of our favorite Thanksgiving craft ideas for your kids.

These craft ideas are easy to make…and easy to clean up!

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids You Can Do at Home

You can never go wrong with Thanksgiving crafts to celebrate the holiday.

Hand print or foot print craft projects make an adorable memory, especially if your kids plan on giving it to a loved one they are thankful for. These gifts will completely melt any grandparent or loved one’s heart.

Turkey Basket Craft

Is craft can be used on the Thanksgiving table! All you need are wooden spoons to decorate and cover and a basket to stick them in. You can also make wings and a head to hot glue onto the front of the basket.

Hot glue the spoons to the back of the basket and the wings on the sides. It will be easier if you have a basket you can glue all this too instead of making your own basket!

Hand & Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Supplies: Fall inspired colors for the paints and craft paper, wipes to clean up, paint brushes, googly eyes, scissors and glue.

Start with yellow paint or the lightest color and coat one hand in paint. Firmly press down their hand to white paper, using your hand to steady those wiggly fingers.

Wipe the hand off and do the same with the orange and red paint. Layer the hands in the same area to create turkey feathers. Set aside the handprints to dry.

After that clean up then move on to the feet. Lather your child’s foot with brown paint and toes with orange paint and press their foot against the paper. Set aside footprint to dry.

Cut around the hand and footprints. Cut a red tear drop shape (for the waddle) and a triangle shape for the beak and then have your kiddos glue those together and add a googly eye to make the turkey face.

Simply glue the handprints to the back of the footprint. Either keep it as is or glue to another piece of paper having your kiddos sign their name.

Another fun idea is to make just one turkey for the entire family. Using each family members hand to make the turkeys feathers! Whatever you decide to do you just created an adorable craft to hang up for Thanksgiving or to give to someone you all love.

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Thankful for Family Thanksgiving Craft

Supplies: Different colors of construction paper, 10 x 10 canvases, 12 x 12 piece of fabric and glue.

First lay the fabric on the canvas, wrap around the sides and glue down.

Have each family member trace their hands in a different color construction paper. Start with dad’s hand, than moms and the rest of the kid’s hands from largest too small. Glue each one on top of the other one and finish off with a constructed turkey face.

You now have a beautiful turkey full of color! Using sticker letters, puff paint or a fabric marker, write Thankful for Family on your canvas either above, below or around your family turkey!

easy thanksgiving craft ideas

As the crisp air continues to come in the next few weeks these projects will be the perfect crafts to keep your kids busy.

Corn Wreath

This Thanksgiving craft is perfect for any age! You can use computer paper or construction paper, then all you need is some paint and string. Once you’re done, you can hang it in your home to get the Thanksgiving vibes…

Pure Heart has all the details!

String Pumpkin Craft

Grab yarn, glue and balloons to make these pumpkins! They have to dry so make sure you leave time for that.

Blow up the balloon, then dip the string in glue. After it’s wet, wrap it around the balloon. Once you’ve decorated as much as you’d like, you can pop the balloon and make the topper. This Thanksgiving craft is easy enough for children of any age to do, especially if they’re little and like messes…

For info on One Little Project

Thanksgiving Decoration Craft

All you need for this Thanksgiving craft is an empty bottle, twine, a hot glue gun & some Fall flowers or other decor you’d like to use. 

Start from the bottom and wrap the twine around the bottle. You will want to put a small dollop of glue on variious parts of the twine to get it to stick together once it is all done. You can put the decorative flowers over those glue sections if they show through! 

Find more detailed instructions from Just Imagine

Velvet Pumpkin Craft

This is another simple Thanksgiving craft, but adds an added layer of cuteness to your home! All you need is Styrofoam pumpkin you can get at any craft store, some velvet and twine to make the top.

More details at Lia Griffith.

Thanksgiving Banner “Give Thanks”

This Thanksgiving craft also doubles as decoration for your home! Your entire family can help to make this craft, so it can serve as a family bonding activity too.


Thanksgiving Thumbprint Tree

For younger kiddos, this Thanksgiving craft is perfect! You just need to draw a tree then use fall-colored paints and your thumbs to make little leaves.

This craft makes the perfect keepsake because you can remember your little ones small fingers!

Little Page Turner has more info!

Autumn Leaf Mason Jars

If you need decor for your Thanksgiving table, you can make these crafts! All you need are mason jars, leaves and mod podge. Then, place the leaves on the jar and brush mod podge over it. Once you have a thick layer, you can wrap string or twine around it to finish the look.

Find more info on Spark & Chemistry.

Do you have other fun Thanksgiving craft ideas? Drop them in the comments below! We love making arts & crafts with the kids, so we are always looking for new & fun ideas to do as a family.

Happy crafting!

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