Guarantee a stress-free holiday by keeping little hands occupied busy with these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Kids can DIY their own place mats – which is a great way to teach them about setting the table. While they get creative, these holiday crafts encourage them to be thankful for all the blessings in their life. As an added bonus – you can put these festive projects on display or even give them out as favors and hostess gifts.
1. Turkey Dinner
Make a cute “Turkey Dinner” using a paper plate and brown paper to make the turkey leg.
2. Gobble Gobble
This pot holder makes a a great gift for parents for Thanksgiving.
3. Thanksgiving Placemat
Each family member can make turkeys by tracing their hands, then write things for which they are thankful in the feathers. Then laminate them all and you can use them as place mats on Thanksgiving. It will make a nice keepsake for you & your guests.
Cut construction paper in half, the long way, and shape in to the feather. Send that home with the children to decorate however they would like, encourage to be as creative, or simple as they would like. Use, cereal, feathers, leaves, buttons, crayons, markers, stickers, etc. Make the Turkey body out of tag board and reuse it every year with the new round of feathers the children bring in. Makes a great hall display.
5. Pilgrim & Indian Handprints
instructions Pilgrim & Indian Handprints
6. Foot-Print Pilgrim Art
To make this adorable craft – paint the bottom half of your little one’s feet with black and print on a piece of paper and let dry. Add the facial detail with markers.
7. Pilgrim footprint
8. Indian Handprint Craft
This Indian Handprint craft for preschoolers is perfect for Thanksgiving. Paint each little finger a different color to make different color feathers and paint the palm the color of choice, Print onto paper and allow to dry. You can now add details such as hair and face.
9. Indian Craft
10. Foot-Print American Indian Art
11. Handprint Turkeys
Make cute Thanksgiving art! Do hands in different colors across the back of the tube. Now you can add googly eyes and cut out a beak from orange and red paper.
12. Turkey Craft
Turn cardboard tubes into turkeys by painting them brown and allowing to dry. On a separate piece of paper, have little ones dip their fingers into yellow, brown, red and orange paint and printing onto paper. Once this is dry, cut into a circle to make the feathers for the turkey and glue to the back
13. Thanksgiving Canvas Handprint Art
14. Turkey footprint craft
15. Thanksgiving Indian boy and Indian girl craft
16. Footprint Cornucopia
17. Pumpkin Pie
Turn foot prints into slices of pumpkin pie by painting little ones feet in orange and printing onto paper. Allow to dry and cut out then glue onto paper plate.
18. Turkey Hand Print Pot Holder
19. Pinecone Turkeys
Create Thanksgiving decorations with your kids! They’ll have heaps of fun transforming pinecones into festive turkeys. Gather different sizes of pinecones – you can find them outdoors or in a craft store. To make your turkeys come alive, get construction paper in bright fall colors, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and feathers. Have your kids use the paper and pipe cleaners to design the face, legs and beak, and use feathers to create a tail. Let their imagination run wild and create a colorful and unique decoration for your home.