I adore these 25 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids! With how busy the Thanksgiving holiday can get, I love to have a variety of kids crafts that children can do during the week leading up to Thanksgiving since school is out all week. Simple activities and crafts are a fantastic way to keep kids occupied and engaged while they wait for Thanksgiving Dinner to be served. I also grab a few of these Thanksgiving Books for Kids to mix things up and keep them entertained.
We have had so much fun playing around with some of the crafts on this list! My girls had a blast coming up with notes to include in their gratitude journals and absolutely adored making little Pilgrim Hats to store their crayons. I loved watching them explore and express their creativity!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
No matter the age or stage of your child you are bound to find a Thanksgiving craft they will love below!
Thankful Turkey Kids' Book
Turkey Thankful Book – B-Inspired Mama.
This cute book is perfect for letting your child write down what they are thankful for. Keep them and go through them years later to remember what kinds of things they liked when they were little. All the supplies are upcycled – from cereal boxes to a brown paper bag.
Shape Turkey – I Can Teach My Child.
This is a fun craft for teaching your toddler shapes. As you put together the turkey, talk about the name of the shape and how many sides it has. I can Teach My Child has a free printable so you can make this at home.
Cupcake Liner Turkey
Cupcake Liner Turkey – Raising Little Superhero's
All you need for this fun Thanksgiving craft is some Thanksgiving-themed cupcake liners and foam pads. It's so easy even a toddler can do it.
Turkey Paper Plate
Turkey Paper Plate – I Heart Crafty Things
You don't need very craft supplies for this idea. But make sure you have plenty of orange, red, yellow, and brown paint.
Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders
Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders – Lil Luna
Print out a Thanksgiving coloring page, and then use these adorable little cups to hold the crayons. It will jazz up your kids' table, perfect for Thanksgiving.
Tissue Paper Turkey by Number – Crayon Box Chronicles
This Thanksgiving craft is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. You can teach colors, numbers, and all while working on fine motor skills.
Corn Paper Roll
Corn Paper Roll – Prairie Mother
You'll have to go visit Prairie Mother to see how she made that marbled look. It's the easiest idea, I'm shocked I didn't come up with it first.
Clothespin Turkey – The Simple Parent
I think my favorite things about this Thanksgiving craft are the rainbow clothespins. You can use them over again even after Thanksgiving.
Paper Roll Turkey
Paper Roll Turkey – Learn Love Create
This paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers that like to finger paint. Talk about the colors and how they are the same colors as the leaves outside.
Turkey Paper Plate Hats
Turkey Paper Plate Hats – Pink Stripey Socks
Another paper plate Turkey craft. But this time, hats! This is so easy, you'll be able to make enough for your child's entire school class.
No Glue Paper Bag Turkeys
No Glue Paper Bag Turkeys – No Time for Flash Cards
I appreciate how little effort this craft takes. It is super simple, but looks absolutely adorable. Plus, it can double as a puppet afterward.
Glowing Turkey – The Typical Mom
Be warned – this craft uses a lot of glitter. If you love glitter, then this craft is for you. The glow comes from a battery-operated tea light.
Coffee Filter Turkey
Coffee Filter Turkey – Buggy & Buddy
I call this the hippie turkey! Isn't it cute? Using watercolors on coffee filters creates a really fun effect. This is a great craft for older children, because you can really express your artistic creativity with it.
Paint Chip Thanksgiving Craft
Paint Chip Toilet Paper Roll Turkey – Happy Hooligans
Paint chips are free, so they make fantastic art supplies. This is a pretty easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving craft and makes a wonderful homemade centerpiece.
Gratitude Turkeys – Happiness is Homemade
Expressing gratitude is what Thanksgiving is all about. After you make this Turkey, writing out your blessings is a really fun bonus.
Pinecone Turkeys – One Creative Mommy
If you don't live where there are pinecones, buy some at a local craft shop. This craft is super fun and makes a really colorful home decor accent.
Paper Plate Mayflower
Paper Plate Mayflower – A Little Pinch of Perfect
Learning about the history of Thanksgiving is much more fun with crafts. This craft is a hands-on history lesson that teaches kids about the Mayflower.
Turkey Finger Puppets
Turkey Finger Puppets – Artsy Momma
The best part about this craft is how much fun you'll have after you make it! Put on a Thanksgiving play, or act out what you are thankful for.
Upcycled K-Cup Turkeys – Crafty Mornings
Who knew old K-Cups could be so cute? This is a craft best for older children. Since you are using full cups, younger kids might try to take the top off and make quite a mess.
Tissue Box Turkey
Kleenex Box Turkey – Meaningful Mama
What makes this Thanksgiving craft so amazing is that it can be used to store notes of gratitude or even used as a beautiful gift box. If you know someone with a birthday near Thanksgiving, write some encouraging notes and fill the box with candy.
Cute Paper Plate Turkey
Easy Paper Plate Turkey – Fantastic Fun and Learning
I love the idea of using strips of paper for the Turkey feathers. This craft is great for kids that need extra practice to learn how to use scissors.
Fine Motor Turkey
Fine Motor Turkey – Still Playing School
Do you have a child that needs to work on their fine motor skills? Wrapping the “feathers” with string is a great exercise. And it turns out pretty cute too.
How to Make A Turkey Out Of Coffee Filters
Coffee Filter Polka Dot Turkey – Toddler Approved
Get creative with this craft. You can use a variety of stamping shapes. Make your own out of sponges. This also teaches fine motor skills too.
Leaf Art Thanksgiving Craft
Leaf Art Turkeys – Bombshell Bling
This is a lovely placemat that uses leaves from outside. The best part is, no two placemats will look alike.
Tissue Paper Thanksgiving Craft
Tissue Paper Turkey – Artsy Craftsy Mom
And the final craft is one that is perfect for older children. Since the tissue paper is so delicate, it's best for kids that are gentle.
Planning on trying one of the Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids shared here? Let us know and make sure to share your finished results with us on Facebook or Instagram!
More Thanksgiving Ideas
While you are planning your Thanksgiving holiday, here are some more ideas you might enjoy.
- Thanksgiving Snack Idea – Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix Recipe
- Thanksgiving Side Dishes – 20 Spicy Ideas
- Easy Oyster Dressing Recipe: Southern Thanksgiving Side Dish