Thanksgiving Crafts – 30+ Crafts to Try with your Kids!

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 Thanksgiving Crafts - 30+ Thanksgiving Crafts Kids Will Love!
Are you looking for some fun & unique ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts to do with your kids? We have put together a roundup of some of our favorite activities we’ve found to give you a variety of activities to choose from to do with your kids. During this rainy season, I definitely look for more crafty types of activities to keep my kids busy!

Here is a roundup of Thanksgiving Crafts that we love:

Thrifty Turkey Wreath from You Brew My Tea


Thanksgiving Turkey Snack & Kids Craft from One Creative Mommy

Handprint Turkeys from The Thrifty Couple

Construction Paper Turkey Crafts from Homemaking Hacks

Craft Stick Turkeys from Homemaking Hacks

Pipe Cleaner Turkey

Pipe Cleaner Turkeys from Homemaking Hacks

Pinecone Turkey Craft for Kids from One Creative Mommy

Thanks for Giving Gift from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Turkey Trivets from The Inspired Home

Paper Bag Gratitude Garland from The Thinking Closet


Turkey Pinecone Craft from Jinxy Kids 

Dressed Turkey Thanksgiving Kids Craft from One Creative Mommy

11 Thanksgiving Handprint and Footprint Crafts Your Boys Will Love from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Handprint Candy Corn Turkey Craft for Kids from The Jenny Evolution

DIY Window Clings: Thanksgiving from Gym, Craft, Laundry

Paperbag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey Fun Thanksgiving Kids Craft from Creative Ramblings

Pine Cone Turkey from Trish Sutton

Turkey Handprint Gift Bags for Thanksgiving from Tales of Beauty for Ashes

How To Make a Gratitude Journal from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Acorn Turkey Thanksgiving Kids Craft from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom


Teaching Toddlers Thankfulness from Krystal’s Kitsch

Thankerchief from Trish Sutton

Cupcake Liner Turkey from Crafts on Sea

Preschool Thanksgiving Place Holders from Coffee With Us 3

Thanksgiving Placemates for Kids from Coffee With Us 3


Pom Pom Thanksgiving Turkey Craft from Moms & Crafters

We Are Thankful Wreath from Coffee With Us 3

Colorful Cupcake Liner Turkey Craft for Kids from Raising Little Superheroes

Cute Cardboard Tube Turkey Craft for Kids from Raising Little Superheroes

More Craft Ideas::

I also wanted to share a cute Thanksgiving/turkey craft that I did with my daughter a number of years ago & we have done with our family together since then. It’s a Turkey Feather Countdown (you can start it anytime & count down till Thanksgiving). 

This can be done in two ways::

1) Countdown to Thanksgiving by adding the number of feathers for the number of days left. So if there are 10 days left when you start, then you add 10 feathers. You then count down by “plucking” off a feather from the turkey each day & writing what you are thankful for on the feather (when my kids were younger, I wrote it & kept their ideas to remember. Now that they are older, they write their own things that they were thankful for. We took turns on who got to pull out the feather that day & write what they were thankful for. Sometimes we have all written down our ideas on each feather.  At the end, your turkey will have no more feathers & he will be ready to be gobbled up!
2) Add a feather each day until Thanksgiving – this is another way that we have done this activity. You can count out the number of days left & make that number of feathers. If there are 10 days till Thanksgiving, then you make 10 feathers. You then take turns writing what you are thankful for on the turkey (or writing all of the family member’s thankful ideas each day on the feather).  Then you add the feathers to the turkey to make him bright & colorful – the more bright & colorful as you get closer to Thanksgiving & they can count down to see how close you are by counting how many feathers are left. {This idea is not quite as visual as plucking off the feathers and making him bare & ready to be “gobbled up” by the end. But we liked the idea of making him more colorful as every day passed as my girls got to pick which color feather we would add next.

I’ve saved the responses from years in the past, so we can look back on it every year! I think this is a great tradition to start and it has definitely helped with the endless questions from my daughters when they were youngre-how much longer till Thanksgiving? They loved having a visual to see how many days are left!

What are some of your fun craft ideas for fall and Thanksgiving??


  1. I tried the handprint tree with paint for the tree and fingerprint stamping for the leaves, all I can say is remember you need a long trunk for the tree, I only painted down to just below the wrist and ours look a little silly.

  2. Love all the ideas, will have to do some with my toddler. Thanks for the sweet comments about my new blog- you're not behind, I just changed it last night!

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