Fall weather is officially here in Texas, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I put together a list of 18 Thanksgiving crafts for kids to get us in giving spirit!
Thanksgiving crafts for kids
This list includes free printables and ideas to practice gratitude!
These brown bags turned placemats are a fun, casual addition to any Thanksgiving dinner table. See the full thankful placemat tutorial on C.R.A.F.T.
Turn a yarn ball into an adorable thankful turkey. Best part? Use it as a way of teaching the littles about gratitude. See the full thankful turkey craft at C.R.A.F.T.
Free printable turkey pillow boxes are a fun addition to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Save some Halloween candy to fill these boxes with treats for your Thanksgiving guests. Print, cut, assemble, and add a candy treat! Get the free pillow box turkey printable on C.R.A.F.T.
4. Turkey craft for kids
Here’s a fun up-cycle turkey craft! Turn a few used toilet paper tubes into turkeys! Add popsicle sticks to create puppets or use them as to decorate the mantle or kids table at Thanksgiving! See the details toilet paper tube turkey craft tutorial at C.R.A.F.T.
5. Turkey nails
Thanksgiving Day nails don’t get more festive than this! My daughter would These nails were oringially from Polish and Pearls, but as of this post, that sight does not exist anymore.
6. Thumbprint turkeys
Thumbprint turkeys are a fun craft for kids and could double as name plates for a Thanksgiving table. This image oringially appeared on Silly Eagle Books.
7. Gratitude tablecloth
I love the idea of a thankful table cloth tradition. Basically, everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner writes one thing they are thankful for and sings their name. (Original photo from Mostly Food and Crafts)
Free Thanksgiving printables
8. Thankful treat toppers
These “Thankful for You” dessert toppers are the easiest way to spruce up a simple batch of brownies or any other yummy treat! There is also a card version of the Thankful for You printable. Get the free Thankful for You printable on C.R.A.F.T.
Print a free thankful for your card out and hand them out to guest to write notes to friends and family they are thankful for.
10. Turkey toes
Turkey toes anyone? A sweet treat to share with friends, teachers, neighbors or the mailmen! Get the free “Turkey toes” printable on C.R.A.F.T.
11. Thankful cards
Edible turkey crafts
12. Not your average turkey sandwich
Turn a boring turkey sandwich into a super sandwich with a round cookie cutter and some carrots! See the full turkey shaped sandwich tutorial at Mom Endeavors.
Use leftover Halloween candy to make these cute Thanksgiving turkey Rice Krispie treats with the kids.
14. Turkey cookie pops
Turn store bought sandwich cookies into handmade turkey masterpieces with a little melted chocolate and candy corn! See the complete tutorial at Lizard and Ladybug.
15. Turkey cookies
Sugar cookie plus a peanut butter cup equals adorable turkey sugar cookie perfect for Thanksgiving. Check out the recipe for candy decorated sugar cookies at Passion for Savings.
16. Turkey snacks
Lisa Storm crafted up this adorable turkey snack stand from a simple styrofoam ball. For details check out Lisa Storms.
17. Thankful crescent rolls
there is to be thankful for a make a Thanksgiving dinner I love the idea of adding a note about what each dinner guest is thankful for to pre made dinner rolls. What a simple reminder of all of the things Here are tips and tricks to make the perfect gratitude rolls at From Glitter to Gumdrops.
This is perfect for the folks who do not love the taste of pumpkin pie because I can assure you that you will like the taste of pumpkin pie shaped sugar cookies. For complete tutorial check out Sugarbelle.
I’d love to hear other ideas of Thanksgiving crafts for kids…
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