You ain't seen stuffing yet, until you've seen these 20 Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kids!
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and fun! This year, why not try some new Thanksgiving crafts with your kids? We've put together a list of 20 fun and easy projects that will keep the little ones occupied and entertained. From simple finger-painting projects to more complex crafts that require sewing or gluing, we have something for everyone. So get out those craft supplies and let's get started!
1. HAND-PAINT TURKEYS
This is a classic Thanksgiving craft that kids of all ages will enjoy. All you need is some finger-paint, your HANDS, construction paper, and googly eyes. Have the kids dip their fingers in the paint and make turkey footprints on the paper. Then, add googly eyes and beaks to turn the footprints into cute turkeys.
2. MAKE A “THANKFUL” TREE
This is a great way to teach kids about gratitude. Have them write or draw things that they are thankful for on leaves, and then glue the leaves onto a piece of construction paper in the shape of a tree. You can hang the tree up in your home as a reminder of all the things you have to be thankful for.
3. COFFEE CAN SCARECROW
Thanksgiving and the rest of the fall season are ideal times to use scarecrows. Make charming scarecrows out of coffee cans rather than throwing them away to decorate your house for Thanksgiving. This craft is suggested by the blogger for children ages 7 and up.
4. LEAF PAINTING
They'll use puffy paint in autumn colors to paint all their favorite patterns on leaves. Collect a variety of leaves, such as maple and hydrangea, for children to paint on to make it more enjoyable.
5.PILGRIM HAT CRAYON CUPS
This is a great way to teach kids about the history of Thanksgiving. Using construction paper or felt, or maybe a plastic cup! Have them make their own Pilgrim hats. This is a great way to teach kids about the history of Thanksgiving. Using construction paper or felt, have them make their own Pilgrim hats. They can decorate them however they like, and wear them during your Thanksgiving feast.
6. LEAF FINGER PUPPETS
Collect the materials needed for these leaf finger puppets from the outdoors. Your little crafter can pick up leaves, twigs, pebbles and bark to DIY these toys.
7. WOODEN SPOON SCARECROW
They can use these wooden spoons as props to add fun to story time once they've transformed them into amiable scarecrows.
8. PAPER BAG TURKEY
Stick with this fast and simple project if your children have trouble staying still for more than five months. To prevent any decision-making, parents can even prepare all the paper cutouts and feathers in advance.
9. DECORATE PUMPKINS
This is a classic fall craft that kids always enjoy. Using paint, markers, glitter, and other craft supplies, have the kids decorate pumpkins of all sizes. You can even turn it into a contest to see who can make the most creative pumpkin design.
10. MAKE A “THANKFUL” WREATH
This is a beautiful and thoughtful craft that kids can make to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. Using construction paper, felt, or even real leaves, have the kids make a wreath shape. Then, help them write or draw things that they are thankful for on each leaf.
11. TURKEY WINDSOCKS
These calm windsocks can be personalized with the ribbons and feathers of your choice to entice a flock of turkeys.
12. CANDY CORNUCOPIA
This is a fun and easy craft that can be used as a decoration or table centerpiece. Using construction paper, felt, or even real fruits and vegetables, have the kids make their own cornucopias. Typically, cornucopia is stuffed with an assortment of fresh fruits and veggies. On one of the best holidays of the year? Sweets take over.
12. Make a "Turkey Trot" game -
This is a fun and easy game that kids can make to entertain themselves (and adults!) on Thanksgiving day. Using construction paper, markers, and some basic math skills, they can make a "Turkey Trot" game board. The object of the game is to get your turkey from one side of the board to the other, avoiding obstacles along the way.
13. HANDPRINT HAT
Make a craft and wear it, too! This cute turkey headpiece is made from traced hands and construction paper.
14. PAPER APPLES
Apple picking is one of the best parts of fall, and this easy-to-follow paper craft only adds to the fun, especially once apple season comes to an end. Paper roll apple core craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. Use paper rolls, cupcake liners and sticks to make this easy apple craft. Simple fall craft.
15. CRAFT STICK SCARECROW
A cute scarecrow may be created using popsicle sticks, googly eyes, and crinkly yellow paper. Tell your children to create their own story about this adorable scarecrow and his companions once they've finished their crafts.
16. CORN WREATH
Use bubble wrap and washable paint to make each ear of corn look just like one you'd find in a field.
17. OWL HANDPRINT
The cutest birds have tiny hands. Your children can add feathers, eyes, and of course a beak once they have traced their handprints on colored paper.
18. FALL LEAF PAINTING
When you peel leaves off, paint around them to create negative space. Additionally, you can use it as an excuse to send your kids to the store to acquire materials.
19. COLORFUL FEATHER TURKEYS
With bug eyes and vibrant plumes, these turkeys work great as a holiday table topper.
20. GRATITUDE PIE
Kids can choose what they are grateful for with the use of a rotating "pie" chart. To create, cut a circle from construction paper that is the same diameter as a paper plate's interior. After securing with a brass fastener, cut off a "slice" of the pie. As they turn the "slice" around the pie, invite them to add their thanks as you write "I'm Thankful for..." along the top.
With these 20 easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids, your little ones are sure to have a fun and memorable holiday. So get crafting, and enjoy some quality time with your kids this Thanksgiving!
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