15 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids!

Make Thanksgiving more memorable and family-oriented with these fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids! These are perfect for all ages and make for great keepsakes too.

So, get your googly eyes ready, grab your craft supplies, and be prepared to see some of the coolest Thanksgiving art projects and craft ideas ever! From turkeys to scarecrows we’ve got you covered with the most creative ideas around.

1. Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

This cool scarecrow craft makes for nice home decor during Thanksgiving and can be hung up or used as a magnet. Feel free to add the colors of your choice and give it a go!

Items Needed:

  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • small piece of cardboard
  • paint or markers
  • scrap papers
  • glue gun
  • ribbon or raffia for a handle

Make This Project!

2. Washi Tape Turkeys

Here’s an idea: while you’re busy cooking up a turkey dinner, your kids can try making these washi tape turkeys for decor! They’re pretty simple to make and going outside to hunt for the perfect pinecones adds to the fun.

Items Needed:

  • washi tape (different kinds)
  • pinecones
  • hot glue gun
  • popsicle sticks
  • small googley eyes

Make This Project!

3. Corn Cob Painting

Corn on the cob with red orange and green paint on it

This is a lovely Thanksgiving art project that really allows your kids to get creative! If you find that they really enjoy this, make sure to check out our other food painting ideas as well.

Items Needed:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush/foam brush
  • Paper

Make This Project!

4. Clothes Pin Turkey

Turkey made from paper, cardboard, and clothes pins

This turkey craft is a bit more complex than the previous Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects we’ve listed, but it’s still pretty simple! I love how it uses cutout handprints on the back – such a nice personal touch!

Items Needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Brown, yellow and red cardstock paper
  • Feathers (orange, yellow, and red)
  • Googly eyes
  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Liquid glue
  • Glue stick

Make This Project!

5. Toilet Roll Turkey Craft

Toilet roll turkey craft
If you’ve been around for a while you know we love toilet paper crafts, and this toilet roll turkey craft is just genius! Using paint chip samples as the feathers is such an amazing idea.

Items Needed:

  • Toilet roll
  • Red crepe paper or tissue paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint chip samples
  • Brown paint
  • Glue
  • Stapler

Make This Project!

6. Popsicle Stick Turkey Puppets

Popsicle stick turkey puppets

If your kids are looking for something they can play with, these turkey puppets are perfect. And who knows, your kids might even put on a special Thanksgiving puppet show for you once they’re finished!

PS. Check out our other popsicle stick craft ideas!

Items Needed:

  • Cardstock (brown, orange, and red)
  • Craft scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Googly eyes
  • Popsicle stick
  • Paper cupcake liner (beige)
  • Something round (creator used a jar lid)
  • Pen

Make This Project!

7. Cardboard Thankful Turkey

Cardboard turkey with thankful messages written on the feathers

Of all the Thanksgiving craft ideas we’ve shared so far, this one really nails the whole meaning behind Thanksgiving: to give thanks! I love it.

Items Needed:

  • Template (found in the full tutorial)
  • Cardboard
  • Colored cardstock (red, orange, yellow, and green)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

Make This Project!

8. Paper Strips Turkey

Turkey made from paper strips

Here’s another really fun way to craft a turkey! I love the 3-D effect that this one creates. Plus, it’s quite a simple craft so it’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, you’ll just have to help them cut the paper.

Items Needed:

  • Brown construction paper
  • Sheets of paper (yellow, orange, and red)
  • White construction paper
  • Coloring supplies
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Make This Project!

9. Sponge Painted Turkey Plate

Sponge painted paper plate with paper turkey head

This is such a fun Thanksgiving art project. If your kids have never painted with sponges before they’re going to love this!

Items Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Sponge
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Make This Project!

10. Turkey Hat

Printable turkey hat

So far we’ve shown you several different turkey crafts, but this is the only one that’s wearable! If you decide to make it, be sure to get some good photos for some hilarious memories.

Items Needed:

  • Printable turkey hat templates (found in the full tutorial)
  • Colored cardstock
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Make This Project!

11. Paper Bag Scarecrows

Simple paper bag scarecrows

Whew! Ok, that was a lot of turkey crafts we just went through. Time to switch it up a bit with these paper bag scarecrows! This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers.

Items Needed:

  • Card stock (black, green, orange, and brown)
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paper bag
  • Raffia
  • Scrap paper

Make This Project!

12. Turkey Popcorn Treat Bags

Turkey shaped bag filled with popcorn and candies

I know this is another turkey craft, but I absolutely love it! It’s so creative to use food to create a turkey, and I’m positive the kids will LOVE the fact that candy is involved in this one!

Items Needed:

  • Clear disposable gloves
  • Popped popcorn
  • Regular or peanut M&Ms
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Optional:ย Clear tape, clear rubber bands

Make This Project!

13. Paper Clothes Pin Scarecrows

Easy scarecrow craft with clothes pins

These clothespin scarecrows are just adorable. Something about those tiny little arms and small googly eyes just makes me laugh!

Items Needed:

  • Cardstock (orange, blue, yellow, black, brown, and light beige)
  • Pink paint
  • Orange, brown, and blue paint
  • Black marker or ultra-fine sharpie
  • Clothespins – small and regular

Make This Project!

14. No-Sew Sock Turkey

Fluffy no-sew sock turkey

This turkey craft will require you to have a brown sock on hand that you’re willing to part with, but if you do happen to have one, you’re in luck! I mean, just look at how cute it is!

Items Needed:

  • Brown sock
  • Felt
  • Wiggle eye stickers
  • Felt in fall colors
  • Rubber band
  • Rice
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or felt glue

Make This Project!

15. Hand Paint Turkey

Hand painted turkey

Last but not least, one of the most classic Thanksgiving crafts for kids! This is a really simple one to do and the kids will love putting paint on their hands. Plus, it makes for a great memento!

Items Needed:

  • Paint
  • Paper

Make This Project!

Easy thanksgiving crafts for kids

Final Thoughts

Although this post is called Thanksgiving crafts for kids, I find it most fun when the entire family gets involved in the crafting process! Pick your favorite projects from this list, gather the supplies, and spend some time together ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me know which Thanksgiving kids crafts are your favorite from this list! Which ones are you planning on making?

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Types: Art, Crafts, Kids
Categories: Inside The House, Toys, Thanksgiving

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