Thanksgiving is already THIS month! Can you believe how quickly the time flies towards the end of the year? Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to start focusing on another amazing holiday, Thanksgiving. Not only is it the official start to the holiday season, but Thanksgiving is an amazing way to start teaching our kids how to reflect on their blessings. A fun way to do that is through crafting, and that’s why we’ve rounded up some great Thanksgiving crafts for kids. We hope you and your kiddos enjoy!
1. Turkey Cones
Whether you wear this is the hot it was made to be, or simple place on out as decor for your Thanksgiving get together, these turkey cones are seriously adorable. Made with simple construction paper, feathers and some fun cutting, your kiddos will have a blast making these sweet turkeys into a work of art.
You’ll find tons more crafts at CraftyMorning.com, one of our favorite sites for kids crafts and activities.
2. Pumpkin Pie Craft
Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie! Even if your kid’s don’t love the iconic dessert, they will thoroughly enjoy making this paper version. Grab a paper plate, some tissue paper, some cotton balls and glue- it’s time to get your craft on. Probably the best part about this activity is that it’s calorie-free!
Find this craft at ANightOwlBlog.com, along with more recipes, travel tips and DIY projects.
3. Gratefulness Rocks
Thanksgiving is all about reflecting on all we have to be grateful for, and there’s no better time to start teaching our kids this practice then when they’re young! This project couldn’t get any easier. Send the kiddos out to look for smooth rocks, and then help them write out their ideas on the rocks, using paint pens or paint. I love the idea of also designing the rocks to look like the item they’re thankful for, like in the photo above, don’t you? These would be a sweet decor for your garden as well.
Check out more ways to incorporate art into your kiddos lives at KidsTeachArt.net.
4. Feather Necklaces
Dress up your Thanksgiving with some adorable feather necklaces that will be a blast to put together with your kids. This is a great way to put their fine motor skills to use, express their creativity and maybe also to discuss Thanksgiving. These necklaces are a quick activity that will keep everyone entertained.
Check out EarlyLearningIdeas.com for more info on this other craft and other ideas on STEM and fine motor activities.
5. Indian Corn Craft
Incorporate discussions regarding Native Americans and their role in the birth of Thanksgiving in our nation with a fun craft like this Indian Corn Craft. Take it a step further and share the Legend of the Five Corn Kernals and you’ve got not only a cute, but inspirational and educational craft. This is one craft that’s definitely fridge-worthy.
Head to FantasticFunAndLearning.com to find more fun stuff on activities for kids and printables.
6. Paper Bag Vest
Relive your school days and get the kids outfitted in style! Cut out a vest from a paper bag, and let them create this Native American classic style for themselves. Don’t you remember making these in preschool and elementary school?
Visit KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com for tons of more Thanksgiving craft ideas.
Source: Country Living
7. Candy Corn Wall Decor Bunting
Candy corn may be the most polarizing holiday candy out there, but it sure is cute. This easy craft only uses three main craft supplies: paint, twine, and paper plates. Your kids will love painting the plates, and you’ll love how cute the bunting looks on your wall for your Thanksgiving decor. Country Living shares that all you need to do is cut the plates in triangles, let your kids paint away, and then punch holes at the top of the candy pieces and string twine through. Easy as pie (or candy)!
8. Q-Tip Tree
While this craft isn’t overtly about Thanksgiving, it’s definitely about fall and is the ideal way to keep the kiddos entertained at the kid table while you’re cooking your big meal. All you need to do to prep is draw the trunk and branches, and outline the tree before handing over the Q-tips and paint. This is definitely frameworthy!
We found this adorable craft at LaClasseDellaMaestraValentina.blogspot.com.
9. Turkey Treat Bucket
Prep for the big day and get the kiddos making a few of these turkey treat buckets for all your guests! The whimsical little guys are just the right size for small hands to help, and to pack with tons of tasty treats. All you need are some feathers, google eyes, foam and of course, festive candy.
Check out HappinessIsHomemade.net for the full list of supplies and where to find them!
10. Fork Painted Turkey
Can you ever have enough turkey crafts, come Thanksgiving? We think not! This adorable painted turkey is given depth and dimension when kiddos use a fork to paint! A simple white paper plate, basic turkey face and some orange and yellow paint is all it takes to get this wall-worthy craft.
We found this adorable craft at IHeartArtsAndCrafts.com. Head over to check out tons more ideas.