Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Try these cute Thanksgiving crafts for kids and let us know what you think! Making arts and crafts develops your child’s fine motor skills, creativity, spatial awareness, and more. Plus, it’s a great way to let off steam and keep kids engaged for hours.

So while you’re busy decorating your home for Thanksgiving, or cooking up a delicious meal, these Thanksgiving crafts for kids could help keep little hands busy.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

These easy thanksgiving crafts for kids are everything children need to fuel their creativity and imagination.

Pie Garland

Here’s one of the easiest DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids. 

Materials required:

  • Hot glue
  • Felt paper
  • Scissors
  • Twine / String

Instructions: Cut triangles from various colors of felt paper. (to make them look like pies!) Create a crust for each pie using one of your felt papers too. Glue a button to each “slice” too (this resembles a dollop of cream!). And finally, attach twine or string to the back of your pie slices to create your very own pie garland. Read on to check out more fun kids’ crafts for Thanksgiving!

Thankful Pie

Looking for more Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids? We’ve got what you need.

Materials required:

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Brass fastener

Instructions: Cut out your construction paper in the form of a circle. Secure it to your paper plate with a brass fastener right in the center. Then, cut out one “slice” of your circular construction paper (aka pie!) and write down one thing you’re thankful for on that portion of the paper plate. Keep turning your “pie” around until every triangular area is filled with various things you’re thankful for! This is the best example of easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

Mason Jar Turkey

Materials you will need for another great example of Thanksgiving arts and crafts for kids:

  • Mason jar
  • Googly eyes
  • Canning jar lid
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Yellow felt
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors

Instructions: Take your fabric scraps (or paper) and cut them in the shape of small squares. Glue your fabric squares onto the mason jar entirely. Next, attach your popsicle sticks/craft sticks at the back of the lid to make them resemble the turkey’s feathers! On your canning jar lid, glue a triangular piece of yellow felt for the “beak” of your turkey. Finally, glue your googly eyes to the lid to complete your mason jar turkey! For more preschool Thanksgiving crafts for kids, continue to read!

You could also use Osmo’s Masterpiece game to draw a turkey and stick it to your mason jar! With Osmo’s interactive drawing tool, even the most art-challenged kids feel like young Picassos.

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DIY Leaf Catcher

Here’s one of the best DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

Materials required:

  • Yarn
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Printable leaves

Instructions: Wrap your yarn around your hoop in a criss-cross pattern. Take your printable leaves, write down things you’re thankful for on each leaf, and place them among the yarn in the hoop. That’s all there is to it! This could prove to be the most fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

Owl Puppet

Materials required for the most easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids:

  • Paper cup
  • Colored paper
  • Black paper
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • White foam stickers

Instructions: Take your colored paper and cut out oval feather shapes from it. Glue them in layers around your cup. Trace your child’s hands using colored paper, and then take the yellow-colored paper to make a beak. Cut out round-shaped eyes using felt too. Stick the eyes and the beak on the “hands” (which is actually the feathered face of your owl) Place this entire “face” right on top of the cup you just decorated, and you’re done!

Fall Bookmark

Here’s an awesome example of DIY Thanksgiving crafts for kids!

Materials required:

  • Craft stick
  • Felt leaves
  • Hot glue

Instructions: Take your craft stick and glue your felt leaves right on top of it. Place it between the pages of your book and you’re done! You’ve got your very own Fall bookmark. 
Now that you’ve got some Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids, don’t forget to check out our Christmas crafts for kids too! We’ve also got a wide range of other kids learning games your child will love. The more kids play, the more they learn, and the more they develop core skills through hands-on activities, all while fueling their creativity, curiosity, imagination, and drive to learn.