7 Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or travelling to a loved one’s home to eat, the next few weeks can get pretty busy as the holidays get into gear.  Here are seven fun Thanksgiving crafts to keep little hands busy while you prep for the holidays!

hands and feet turkey Hands-and-Feet-Turkey, kaboose.com.  A turkey craft made by tracing your child’s hands and feet.  Lots of tracing and cutting, very cute final product!  Materials:  Construction paper (brown, tan, orange, red, yellow and white), scissors, glue, googly eyes.  

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garland of leaves Garland of leaveskaboose.com.  Create a garland decoration for your Thanksgiving feast that proclaims what you’re thankful for.   Materials:  Construction paper (yellow, orange, red, brown and green), black marker, green yarn, scissors, miniature clothespins.  

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framed turkey handprint Framed Handprint Turkey, kaboose.com.   Another hand print craft that young kids can really get into.  Materials:  9″ paper plate, acrylic paint (goldenrod, brown, yellow, orange, green, red, white and black), black marker, paintbrushes, felt in fall colors, cut into 1″ squares.

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tiny tom turkey Tiny Toms (Turkeys), familyfun.com.  Great decorations for the dinner table, buffet or mantle.   Add little white cards with your guests names and use them as place cards!  Materials:  Pine cones, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, brown pom-poms, red and yellow felt, tacky glue.

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finger stamp place cards Finger Stamp Place Cards, familyfun.com.  Quick, easy and adorable little place cards for your table.  Materials:   White card stock, stamp pads in brown, red, orange and yellow, googly eyes, glue, paint markers.

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corn napkin holder Indian Corn Napkin Rings, familyfun.com.   I love these home made napkin rings!  The kids will be so proud to see them displayed at the dinner table.   Materials:  Cardboard tissue tubes (empty paper towel or toilet paper tubes will work), red, yellow, and blue acrylic paints, new pencil with an eraser tip, newspaper, paper or plastic plate.

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pilgrim doorknob hanger Pilgrim Doorknob Hanger, DLTK.   This one is a print, cut and glue project.  It’s easy for the really little ones, and still a cute decoration for the house.  Materials:   White printer paper (even better, white card stock), glue or scotch tape, scissors, crayons (if you want to have the kids color instead of printing the color version).

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You can find lots more Thanksgiving craft ideas at Kaboose.com,FamilyFun.com and DLTK-Holidays.com.

2 Comments on 7 Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

  1. I love the Hands and Feet turkey idea! My sister moved across the country when my daughter was 1 month old. She is now almost 5 months old and this will be the perfect cute, but inexpensive, gift to send to her for Thanksgiving!

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