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Festive Thanksgiving Crafts for Everyone!

Festive Thanksgiving Crafts for Everyone!

We’re all familiar with the tried and true Thanksgiving crafts: handprint turkeys, pilgrim hats, etc. This year, why not try something a little different? For this round up, we've brought you 6 different turkey day crafts that are not only fun, but great for a variety of ages. So, no matter how old your children are, we’ve got something holiday-themed for everyone!

Paper Roll Apple Core


Upcycled toilet paper roll apple decorations to hang around the house for Thanksgiving


Who doesn’t love apple cider in the fall? This incredibly creative and unique paper decoration from Non-Toy Gifts is a fun way to celebrate the unsung hero of the fall season. The supplies you will need for this craft are:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paper cupcake cups
  • Paper
  • A black marker or pen
  • A small stick from your yard

Fall Felt Bookmarks

Fall-themed leaf bookmark gifts made using felt, thread, and jumbo possible sticks

For the bookworm in the house, these fall leaf bookmarks are a great project! To make these, you will need:

  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Craft felt in fall colors
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • A hot glue gun (as well as an adult to operate it)
Just use the printable template provided below to cut out the felt in leaf shapes, sew on the leaf veins using embroidery thread, and then glue them to the craft sticks. Viola! A plethora of fall leaf bookmarks for the whole family!
printable template for fall-themed leaf bookmark gifts made using felt, thread, and jumbo possible sticks

Fall Leaf Turkey


Printable turkey for a children’s Thanksgiving project using natural elements like fall colored leaves


If you have a soft spot for traditional turkey crafts, but are looking for a new way to share them with your children, this is the perfect craft for you. It’s very similar to the traditional paper cutout handprint turkeys, but instead of paper and hands, you can simply print the turkey body template, and have your kids collect colorful fall leaves. This project from Easy Peasy and Fun has the added benefit of getting the family outside and going on a nature walk to collect their favorite colored leaves.

Handprint Owl


Adorable handprint cutouts decorated like owls using feathers and google eyes to decorate in fall themes for Thanksgiving


If you're looking for a new way to incorporate handprint art into the fall holiday, here is an adorable owl project from The Best Ideas for Kids. All you need is some craft paper, colorful feathers, and some basic paints.

Color Matching Turkey Plate


Thanksgiving game decorating paper plates as turkeys to help toddlers and young children learn to sort colors


For parents out there with younger children looking for crafts with a touch of learning, My Joy-Filled Life has a great guide on how to create a color matching turkey project for your young children. Not only will your children have fun making them, they can then work on their color-matching afterward. Fun and learning in one project? We call that a win-win.

Turkey Pudding Cups


Chocolate pudding cup decorated to look like a turkey for Thanksgiving using craft foam, google eyes, and pipe cleaners


If your kids are swamped with school work, but you’d like to bring a bit of the holiday spirit to their school day, this project from Craft Create Cook is a great craft to surprise them at lunch time. Using basic craft supplies you may already have laying around, you can turn their daily pudding cup into an adorably festive turkey. Bon appétit!

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