10 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids You’ll Thank Us For

Looking for some cute craft ideas for kids this Thanksgiving? 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 10 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids that You’ll Thank us for!

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#1. Thanksgiving Starters!

Lets start with what is generally the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal – the Turkey! This is a really simple easy one to get all kids involved – but especially the little ones. All you need is a white paper plate, some colours or paint, some glue and wiggly eyes.


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#2. Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint

Thanksgiving is such a great family Holiday time. This is another really easy one for the little ones! Get some hand paints, paper and pens and simply let their hands do the talking.


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#3. Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece

Get the whole family involved with a simple easy to put together decoration for the Holiday. Some spare cans, coloured paper and googly eyes can go a long way to making this turkey the (not so edible) part of the Thanksgiving feast.


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#4. Thanksgiving Apple Placecards

Why not extend those busy little hands into more creative art for the dinner table? These cute little Thanksgiving placecards are so easy to do and ensure everyone has their space lined up.
All you need are apples, paperclips, coloured napkins, almonds and peanut (in shell), glue, coloured paper and googly eyes.


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#5. Thanksgiving Napkin Holders

Go beyond just placecards and liven up the festive table with some easy to make Thanksgiving Napkin Holders. All you need for this is some paper card, coloured pencil, scissors and napkins.


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#6. Pine Cone Turkey

Have the kids collect some pinecones and leaves from the garden for this one.
Pine cones, plastic or real leaves, glue, googly eyes, orange and red foam paper or felt will do the trick in getting these little turkeys looking cute.


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#7. Dried Bean Indian Corn Craft

Some of the symbols of Thanksgiving revolve around the Harvest festival and a nice alternative to turkey symbols are those of corn. These corn ears are quite unique and easy to do especially for the smaller members of the family as all you need is coloured card, scissors, glue and mixed beans from the cupboard!


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#8. Thanksgiving Fall colours

Celebrate the season of Fall and Thanksgiving with this beautiful illustration of Fall Colours.This one will keep them busy as you prepare the Thanksgiving feast! Get the kids to trace their hands on pieces of coloured paper and simply stick them all together on a painted tree base.


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#9. Thanksgiving Native American Headband

Gather up your little Indians with this super easy Thanksgiving headpiece. Kiboomu have put together this simple idea for preschoolers to get involved in the Holiday. All you will need is craft paper, glue, scoth tape, & feathers, glitter, beads etc. to decorate


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#10. Homemade Thanksgiving Wreaths

Get the most from nature and the outdoors this Thanksgiving season. Simply gather up leaves of different colours, together with some fallen pine cones, acorns, chesnuts etc. Cut out a circle of paper and arrange together with some glue for a perfect simple Thanksgiving wreath!


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Over to you!  Let us know if you have any more suggestions for keeping little hands busy this Thanksgiving!

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Louise Kerrigan is a busy mum of 2 boys and one of our Mykidstime content team. She's an avid foreign traveller, and does confess to devouring the odd bar of Toblerone.