Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Get yourself and your kids into the holiday mood with crafty Thanksgiving ideas that are the perfect way to spend some bonding time as a family! We’ve selected a range of Thanksgiving crafts for you to try, from suncatchers to a grateful tree and various DIY Thanksgiving decorations for your home (or classroom, if you are a teacher).
Basic Crafting Supplies
- Construction paper
- Newspaper (from recycle bin)
- Glue sticks
- Nature finds such as leaves and pine cones
*Make sure to check needed supplies, materials and tools for each of the suggested craft projects!
Kids Thanksgiving Decorations Using Leaves
If you are considering making a grateful tree for Thanksgiving, we have a fun idea for you! Add thankfulness messages to these Fall Tree Twirler Leaves and hang them in your home or classroom to spin in the wind!
Decorate your home with a touch of current season! Invite kids to paint over some old newspapers rescued from your recycling bin. When dry, create a unique newspaper leaf garland! Easy and thrifty!
Thinking to decorate the windows in your home or classroom for fall? These creative melted leaf suncatchers will put to use all the broken crayons you can collect!
Ooo! We love how amazing these fall mason jars look! You would think they are store-bought and be totally wrong! And, believe it or not, they are super simple to make!
Kids bring a crazy amount of colorful leaves home from walks! There’s a good chance that you have the same problem as me….What to do with all of them? You can use them for crafting all year long if you use one of these 6 ways to preserve leaves!
Thanksgiving Turkey Decorations and Crafts
We love this cute turkey corner bookmark! It would be a perfect little gift to make and give to people towards whom you feel thankful! Make one for each of your friends and teachers! They will love it!
My kids adore walking around the park when fall season comes! How about your kids? Invite them for a walk to collect all the needed nature treasures to make lovely leaf pinecone turkeys!
Speaking about easy crafts to make, we love this fully made of paper idea for Thanksgiving craft! Paper plate turkey is simple to make and will be fun for even the youngest!
When you are short on time and have a lot to prepare for an upcoming family gathering, a little help is welcome! Try these 3D printable turkey place cards the kids can make! Print them, cut and glue and you are all set to go!
Gather bits and bobs from your crafting supplies and invite kids to create collage turkeys! It’s always fun to see how each and every one of the finished turkeys has a unique look and feel!
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We hope you find many Thanksgiving decorations and crafts to try with your kids to get your home or classroom ready for Thanksgiving! We like how all of these crafts are simple to make and supplies are mostly free or things you already have at home.
For more of simple and inexpensive paper crafting ideas for your kids, pick up a copy of a new book Easy Paper Projects by Maggy from Red Ted Art. In this book, you will find many other easy and cheap craft projects for every day and every holiday! Perfect opportunities to turn daily crafting sessions into bonding time with your kids!
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