9 Easy Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids

I looked to Pinterest for some great Thanksgiving craft ideas. Here are 9 of my favorites for this year. Most are very kid-friendly, which is great for rainy days and even Thanksgiving day while they may be bored during the cooking hours.

1. Turkey Placeholders

This Thanksgiving craft does not have a link to directions, but I think it’s pretty straightforward. Either buy a little paint jar of gold paint or fill it with gold paint or glitter. Trace hands and make turkey beaks with construction paper and pick up some cute eyes at a craft store. Adding a name to each turkey will make for cute placeholders.

2. Give Thanks Banner

You can find details for this craft at Sugar Bee Crafts. She was inspired by a $22 banner from Pottery Barn and created her own for only $2. Way to save!

3. Turkey Pop

This cute craft is from TippyToes and Tantrums. She notes that this is a craft that is easy for seniors to contribute to the Thanksgiving decor.

4. Leaf Wreath

This is a great craft from Frugal Living NW. In this article, she points out some great crafts you can make with items found at a dollar store.

5. Fall Tree

This is another craft that is not linked to a particular blog, but it is super easy to make with fall-colored paints and a cotton swab. I’m working on this with my kids this week.

6. Gratitude Pumpkins

This craft idea comes from The Joys of Boys. Have children write something they are thankful for in the middle of each of the paper strips. So cute!

7. Handprint Turkey Keepsakes

This craft is from Things to Share and Remember. This is such a nice idea for grandparents, aunts, and uncles to have a keepsake from their young relatives.

8. Turkey Pinecone Craft for Kids

This craft was originally shared on Parenting.com. I love that is made with mostly found items and oranges.

9. Thanksgiving Table Cloth or Garland

This craft photo is actually a snippet from a larger Thanksgiving Garland project. I like using this idea for creating a table cloth or covering with the kids. The original project can be found at Crystal & Co.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving Crafts? Have one on your website? Feel free to share.


Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Amber

    I feel like Thanksgiving has snuck up on me this year. What a great idea to put a bunch of your favorite pinterest finds together in one place! I really like that give thanks banner…might have to tackle that this weekend 🙂 Thanks for sharing Jenn!

  2. Patty

    I think #6 is my favorite. What a great idea if you have kids – to list what you are grateful for and make a pumpkin with it. Thanks for these cute and useful crafts.

  3. Lena

    Such a great list – hope to make at least few of these with the kids

  4. Jenna Wood

    I really like the thankful pumpkin, I think even the adults here would love stopping to think about their blessings while building one of those cute decorations!

  5. Mary

    Great list! I’ve been looking for some more craft ideas for my kids to take on. Thanks!

  6. Marysa

    These are great ideas! We have a long Thanksgiving break this year, so I’ll be sure to get the supplies for these!

  7. Greta

    These are really cute project ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Teresha F

    Thanks for compiling this list so I don’t have to go looking all over Pinterest. I need some craft projects for the kids for the long holiday weekend

  9. Meagan Paullin

    #1 is like my favorite thing I’ve ever seen!!! How cute 🙂 I wish I had saved more of those old baby food jars….

  10. Kristyn

    so many awesome Thanksgiving crafts!

  11. JEN Garrett

    I love kids crafts! A great way to get children’s (and my own) creative juices flowing. Thanks for the list!

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