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Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kiddos

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it’s time for fun, laughter, and new memories to make with your loved ones. Whether in-person or over a zoom call, you want to spend valuable time with the people you are closest with. This day can be one of the busiest days of the year because of the cooking, cleaning, and getting ready for all the guests to arrive. Therefore, we put together a list of fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts to keep the little ones busy while you are getting ready for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

Thankful Pie

This is a great way to have the little ones write down all the things they are thankful for while making it a fun activity to show the whole family.

I'm thankful for... pie Thanksgiving craft for kids.

How to make the pie: Cut out a construction paper circle the same size as the inside of a paper plate. Attach with a brass fastener, then remove a “slice” of pie. Write “I’m Thankful for …” along the top and add responses as they rotate the “slice” around the pie.

Pinecone Turkey

These are great for name cardholders at the dinner table, plus they are super easy to make. The first step is having the kids find some pinecones outside, and if you have some ribbon, brown pom-poms, hot glue, and googly eyes, you are good to go!

Pinecone turkey kids Thanksgiving craft.

How to make the Pinecone Turkey: Use the hot glue gun to create five ribbon loops, then shape the loops into an arc, using the hot glue to string them together. Repeat, using smaller pieces of ribbon. Then glue the ribbon arc to the middle-top part of the pinecone. Lastly, make a face by taking a brown pom-pom, hot gluing the googly eyes, a short red ribbon on the bottom for the turkeys’ wattle, and cut a little triangle from the ribbon for the turkey’s beak. 

Felt Pie-Slice Garland

Kids love to help decorate for the holidays, so why not have them help you out with some DIY decorations? It’s inexpensive and fun for the family!

Felt slice of pie banner Thanksgiving craft for kids.

How to make Felt Pie-Slice Garland:  Cut triangles from brown, orange, and burgundy felt. Attach a length of rickrack with hot glue to create the “crust.” Add a button “dollop” in the center of the triangle with hot glue. Attach twine to the backs with hot glue for hanging.

Handprint & Footprint Turkey

This is a perfect Thanksgiving craft for those who like to get messy with the paint! 

Handprint and footprint turkey Thanksgiving craft for kids.

How to Make a Handprint and Footprint Turkey: Start by painting brown on your foot and orange on your toes and then printing it on a white piece of paper. Then paint your hands red and print them on another white paper, then orange, yellow, brown, etc., on your hands. Once complete and the pieces of paper are dry, cut out the hand and footprints and make the hands come out of the turkey’s back by gluing them on the back of the footprint. Lastly, glue a googly eye and cut/ glue a beak and wattle out of colored construction paper for the finishing touches on your turkey!