Thanksgiving can be a busy time for families, what with preparing dinner and hosting guests, so something to occupy the kids while you get organised can only be good, right? Here are some easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids that you’ll thank us for – happy crafting!
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Take a look at some great Thanksgiving crafts for kids that are fun, creative and seasonal.
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Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
#1. Thanksgiving Starters!
Lets start with what is generally the centrepiece of the Thanksgiving meal – the turkey! This paper plate turkey craft from I Heart Crafty Things is a really simple one to get all kids involved, but is especially suited to little ones.
All you need is a white paper plate, some colours or paint, some glue and googly eyes.
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#2. Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
Thanksgiving is such a great family holiday time, and one aspect is welcoming family and friends for dinner. Start by setting up your holiday table with these personalised napkin holders from Crafts by Amanda.
This is another really easy one for the little ones, and all it requires is craft paper and cardboard tubes.
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#3. Craft Stick Scarecrow
This craft stick scarecrow from Optimistic Mommy is the perfect fall craft. Using just a few basic craft supplies, you can whip up your own craft stick scarecrow, perfect for decorating over the season.
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#4. Gratitude Banner
Why not extend those busy little hands into more creative art for around the house? This fantastic idea for a gratitude banner from Mom.me is a great way to get the kids thinking about the things they are thankful for – and the best part, is that the whole family can get involved.
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#5. Corn Husk Painting
Dried corn husks are perfect for this fun fall art project, and make one of the most unique Thanksgiving crafts for kids.
Hello Wonderful gives a great how-to for making giant flower corn husks and a decorative headband. It requires very little materials, most of which you probably already have on hand.
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#6. Thanksgiving Turkey Bookmarks
This little fellow will keep your fall reads in check! Keep the pages of your favourite book in check with this goofy looking turkey bookmark from Blitsy that kids can easily make by themselves.
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#7. Fall Colours
Use a cotton bud and paint in a range of fall colours to create your own autumnal landscape. Decorate around the house with your child’s artwork and set the scene for a terrific Thanksgiving!
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#8. Thanksgiving Turkey Hats
Get creative and sponge paint your own paper plate turkey hats this Thanksgiving, with instructions from Stay At Home Educator.
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#9. Fruit Loop Indian Corn Craft
Crafts don’t have to be complicated to be fun – and this Fruit Loop corn craft from The Simple Parent is perfect for little ones. Construction paper or card, glue and Fruit Loops are all that’s needed to create this fun Thanksgiving craft.
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#10. Turkey Windsocks
These adorable turkey windsocks from Happiness is Homemade are made from a recycled tin can, ribbon, glue and crafty odds and ends. They make the cutest Thanksgiving turkeys around!
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What are your favourite Thanksgiving crafts for kids? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!