These 12 DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids are a great way to get the kids into the festive mood and open the door for conversations about our nations history and what we’re thankful for.

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It’s fall and that means Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing! These Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids are a great way to keep them occupied while you prepare for the upcoming holiday. 

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DIY Corn Banner by Raising Whasians 

How cute is this corn banner? You will never guess what she used to pull of the corn texture either! 

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Cereal Box Thankful Turkey by Crafts by Amanda 

I love this craft because it only uses items that are already in our craft box/laying around the house. A few great ways to use this on your table: on thanksgiving day you can have your guest fill the box with notes stating what they’re thankful for or use it as a tableware holder (napkins, salt shakers etc).

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Turkey Handprint Craft by Real Momma 

I always love handprint crafts and the use of scrapbook paper makes this craft super cute. 

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Pumpkin Napkin Ring Craft by Baby Loving Mama 

Beads are an awesome sensory item and putting them on the pipe cleaners helps fine motor skills, making this a great craft for even the youngest family members. 

Also read:  Fun and Creative Ways to ReUse K Cups and Coffee Grounds

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No Sew Thanksgiving Headdresses by April Go Lightly 

I remember making Native American headdresses in elementary school and they weren’t nearly this cool! 

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Thanksgiving Napkin Rings by Crafts by Amanda 

My husband is always wondering why I hoard toilet paper rolls – for cute crafts like this! 

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Mason Jar Turkey by About Family Crafts 

Mason jar crafts don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon and they just keep finding more uses for these handy products. You could place chocolates, after-dinner mints or even nonflammable tea lights inside. 

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Edible Pumpkin Play Dough by Raising Whasians

While I’m not sure I would actually encourage the kids to eat their play dough, it never hurts to give them something edible because if you give a kid play dough chances are…. 

 

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Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft by Baby Loving Mama 

You cant go wrong with classic paper plate crafts, a staple of preschool activities! 

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Canning Jar Lid Turkey Magnet by Living Well Mom

Another cute canning jar idea! 

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Gourd Kids Craft by Raising Whasians 

The cute gourd craft is so easy, a great stress-free project for the craft challenged. 

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Cereal Box Mayflower by Crafts by Amanda 

How fun is this centerpiece? Plus, you should have most of the supplies laying around the house. 

Also read:  7 Easy Recipes for Adorable Thanksgiving Treats
These 12 DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids are a great way to get the kids into the festive mood and open the door for conversations about the history of the holiday via @jeanabeena

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