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Thanksgiving Crafts

November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’ve got 15 fun and kid-friendly craft ideas perfect for your youngsters at home. Happy crafting!


1. Thankful Book


  • A few sheets of different colored paper (including white paper)
  • Three paper lunch bags
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Marker


  1. Grab a few sheets of the colored paper and turn them over so the top is facing downward. Sketch a feather shape, then cut it out. Stacking the paper allows you to cut out a few feathers at once.
  2. Fold the three paper bags in half then staple the edge to create a book.
  3. Turn the book over and glue the feathers onto the back of it. Next, take any scraps of paper to cut out features for the turkey’s face. For the eyes, cut two circles out of white paper and draw on pupils with a marker. Glue the turkey’s face onto the front of the book.
  4. Finally, write everything you’re thankful for this season inside your book!

2. Leaf Turkey


  • Brown, white, orange, and red paper
  • 4-5 leaves
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Start by going outside and gathering 4-5 leaves for your turkey’s feathers. Fall leaves in the colors red, orange, and yellow make pretty feathers.
  2. Sketch the turkey’s body on brown paper and cut it out.
  3. Cut out a beak, feet, eyes, and the snood (the red dangly part on a turkey’s face!).
  4. Glue the turkey’s feet onto a sheet of white paper, then begin assembling the rest of it by adding the body, beak, snood, and eyes. After you’ve placed the turkey where you want it, begin gluing leaves around it for its feathers!

3. Bubble Wrap Turkey Craft


  • Lint roller
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Red, orange, yellow, and brown paint
  • Scissors/glue
  • Googly eyes (optional) — You can also use white and black paper and make your own!
  • Orange, red, white, and brown construction paper


  1. Find a lint roller and press a piece of bubble wrap to it. Makes for a great printing tool!
  2. Dip the lint roller into paint (red, orange, yellow, and brown) and roll it all over a sheet of white paper.
  3. While the paint is drying on the white sheet, cut out a turkey body, beak, eyes, and wattle.
  4. Once the paint is dry on the white piece of paper, cut out 7 turkey feathers and two feet and glue to the back of the turkey body. Now you have the cutest turkey around!

4. Give Thanks Postcard 


  • Glue
  • Black pen
  • Brown, yellow, orange, white, red construction paper


  1. Create your own postcard using white paper. Cut it to the size you like best!
  2. Draw on lines for address, stamp, and one down the middle so you can write a special Thanksgiving message.
  3. Create your own work of art on the front of the postcard. Using the construction paper, we cut out a turkey and feathers and then added flowers.
  4. Write a note to someone you love and tell them why you’re thankful they are in your life! Happy Thanksgiving!

5. Pinecone Turkey

Crafting with nature materials is always fun, and this little turkey is adorable and easy to make!

6. Paper Plate Turkey

Take a nature walk to gather some colorful leaves for this festive turkey!

7. Toilet Paper Roll Turkey

Combine recycling with nature materials in this fun turkey craft.

8. Fingerprint Turkey Napkin Rings

These fingerprint napkin rings that can double as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner!

9. Turkey Cone

Just add a little elastic to make party hats out of these turkey cones!

10. Paper Bag Turkey

Get ready for playtime with these quick and easy hand puppets.

11. Paper Fan Turkey

Fold some paper into a fan and spruce up your home with these fun little turkeys!

12. Thankful Banner

Create a festive banner by stringing together some foam letters.

13. Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Round up the family and count all the ways you’re grateful!

14. Thankful Pumpkin

These fun little pumpkins that are make adorable decorations.

15. Thank You Card

Say thank you to a family member or friend with a thoughtful homemade card!


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