14 Really Awesome DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

These 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.

It’s fall and that means Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing! Are you scrambling to find things for your kids to do while they wait impatiently for turkey day?

It can be tough, but we’ve got a few ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season. These Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ideas are a great way to keep them occupied while you prepare for the upcoming holiday. 

These thanksgiving crafts for kids are all easy to make using a variety of items. One thing that I really love about getting kids crafting is that it is really fun to watch the kids enjoy the process and see what they come up with.

You’ll often be surprised at how incredibly creative they can get!

Also, why not take this opportunity to talk about thanksgiving, what it means and the reason for giving thanks. These crafts are great conversation starters that can lead you all down a path of fun memories together.

Thankful Turkey Craft

Whether you use these projects for decoration or just a fun activity, they are sure to Thanksgiving themed crafts are a fun way to get your child in the holiday spirit.

Crafts like this Thankful Turkey craft will have kids feeling festive before the even begin their Thanksgiving feast!

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Watch the video tutorial to learn how to make this simple project. It’s great for little hands and teaches children to be grateful.

And the best part? It can be made together as a family beforehand and used as centerpieces and conversation starters on Thanksgiving Day.

Make a Felt Turkey Plushie

Learn how to make a cute Thanksgiving turkey plushie with your kids!

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Paper Corn Banner

How cute is this DIY Corn Banner by Raising Whasians? You will never guess what she used to pull of the corn texture either! 

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Thankful Turkey Box

I love this Cereal Box Thankful Turkey by Crafts by Amanda because it only uses items that are already in our craft box/laying around the house.

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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).

Turkey Hand Print Craft

I always love handprint crafts because it locks in something physical about your children with a memory.

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The use of scrapbook paper makes this Turkey Handprint Craft by Real Momma super cute. 

Pumpkin Napkin Ring Craft

This Pumpkin Napkin Ring Craft by Baby Loving Mama is a great craft for even the youngest family members. 

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Beads are an awesome sensory item and putting them on the pipe cleaners helps develop fine motor skills.

New Sew Thanksgiving Headdresses

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I remember making Native American headdresses in elementary school and they weren’t nearly as cool as these No Sew Thanksgiving Headdresses by April Go Lightly!

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Craft

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My husband is always wondering why I hoard empty toilet paper rolls – for cute crafts like this Thanksgiving Napkin Rings by Crafts by Amanda!

Mason Jar Turkey

Mason jar crafts don’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon and they just keep finding more uses for these handy products.

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You could place chocolates, after-dinner mints or even nonflammable tea lights inside this Mason Jar Turkey by About Family Crafts.

Edible Pumpkin Play Dough

While I’m not sure I would actually encourage the kids to eat their play dough, it never hurts to give them something edible like this Edible Pumpkin Play Dough by Raising Whasians.

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Because if you give a kid play dough chances are…. 

Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft

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

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This Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft by Baby Loving Mama incorporates materials that really make it feel like an authentic scarecrow!

Canning Jar Lid Turkey Magnet

Another cute mason jar craft idea! 

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I think the googly eyes really make this Canning Jar Lid Turkey Magnet by Living Well Mom adorable.

Cereal Box Mayflower

How fun is this Cereal Box Mayflower by Crafts by Amanda centerpiece?

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Plus, you should have most of the supplies laying around the house. 

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