Ah, Thanksgiving! A time of gratitude, delicious food, and memorable moments with family. And what better way to ramp up the excitement for the little ones than with some hands-on crafting? While we all eagerly wait for that golden turkey to roast, keeping those tiny hands busy with festive crafts can be just the thing to set the holiday mood. Plus, these crafts don’t just pass the time; they create keepsakes that you’ll cherish for years to come.
Now, we all know crafting can sometimes get a tad bit messy, especially when excited kiddos are involved. So here are a few pro tips to ensure your Thanksgiving crafting session is a smashing success:
- Preparation is Key: Before diving into any craft, lay out all materials you’ll need. Trust me, the last thing you want is to be hunting for glue with a toddler covered in paint!
- Embrace the Mess: While it’s essential to be prepared, also know that it’s okay for things to get a bit messy. Throw on some old T-shirts, cover your workspace with newspapers, and remember: the messier it gets, the more fun they’re having.
- Stay Safe: If any craft involves sharp tools or hot materials, always ensure there’s adult supervision. Safety first!
So, ready to get crafty? Here’s a list of easy and delightful Thanksgiving crafts that your kids will absolutely love. Let’s dive in!
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This list contains really cute but really easy Thanksgiving turkey crafts that you can do right now with just a little bit of prep from some really amazing kids activity blogs! Click on the links for details on how to complete their crafts.
All of these activities use materials that you most likely already have in your kitchen, bathroom, backyard or craft closet! If you have these basic supplies and a few more listed below you can do these crafts right now!
- Yellow, orange, red, brown Washable Kid’s Paint
- Brown, orange, red Construction Paper
- Craft paper
- Googly Eyes
- Paint Brushes
Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
Our Free Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages are here to usher in the festivities, offering a canvas for the wild and wonderful imaginations of KIDS.
This leaf turkey craft is a great way to bring fall indoors and get your kids excited about the changing seasons and Thanksgiving.
We’re excited to bring the turkey magic right into your living room with our Free Printable Turkey Coloring Pages.
Salt Painted Turkey is a fun and easy way to craft this Thanksgiving. Create a colourful turkey feathers using salt and coloured water!
Gobble, gobble! Get ready to gobble up some crafting fun this Thanksgiving with our easy Feather Turkey Craft for kids!
Cotton ball painted turkey craft is a delight, providing a sensory play experience and a chance for kids to flex their creative muscles.
Coffee Filter Leaves Craft is a fun fall craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A fun fine motor craft idea using eye droppers!
Create this adorable pipe cleaner colour matching turkey craft for your toddler this Thanksgiving to practice their fine motor skills!
Tie-Dye Turkey Craft is a fun Thanksgiving turkey craft for kids. Create unique feathers using this easy tie-dye process!
Thanksgiving milk experiment is simple science project perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Create unique turkey feathers in this fun STEAM activity.
It’s the perfect time to celebrate the beauty of fall leaves with a creative and educational craft – Fall Leaf Suncatchers.
Pumpkin Pie anyone? Pumpkin Pie name recognition activity is a great way to learn and practice recognizing your name this Thanksgiving!
Here is a great way to celebrate autumn with this easy and fun process art activity painting leaves using different shapes!
Our Paper Plate Fall Tree craft—a simple, yet visually stunning project perfect for little hands eager to celebrate the season!
Pluck the turkey is a fun fine motor activity for Thanksgiving and an easy activity to set up for your toddler this holiday.
Here is a great Fall or Thanksgiving Craft for toddlers or preschoolers! Create corn on the cobs with a potato masher!
Toss out the carving kits and dive into a craft that’s not only beautiful but also as mesmerizing to make: the Hot Glue Gun Pumpkin Craft!
This nature pumpkin suncatcher craft is perfect for Fall and Halloween. Make a pumpkin suncatcher using leaves in all the colours of fall!
Let’s create a fun early math Thanksgiving turkey shapes sticky wall using foam shapes. It’s the perfect indoor fall activity for your toddler or preschooler.
Coffee Filter Apple Craft is a fun Fall craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A fun fine motor craft idea using dot markers!
Dive into a bean mosaic fall craft activity that celebrates this beautiful season and lets your little one unleash their inner artist!
Turkey balancing activity is a fun gross motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Keep your balance and feather the turkey!
Turkey feather sort is an easy Thanksgiving activity for toddlers. Have fun, learn a key early math skill and create beautiful turkeys!
Turkey Pom Pom Matching is an easy color matching and gluing craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a Pom Pom Turkey this Thanksgiving.
Turkey Feather Rainbow is an easy colour sorting Thanksgiving activity for toddlers & preschoolers. Grab your feathers for a fun time!
Enter the Cotton Ball Tree Craft, where we’ll paint our way into the season with fluffy cotton balls and vibrant hues!
Candy Wrapper Turkey Craft an easy Turkey craft for Thanksgiving using all that Halloween candy! It is an amazing craft for preschoolers!
Turkey Dinner Rescue is an easy sensory bin perfect for Thanksgiving. Let your toddle save Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family.
Here is a super fun Thanksgiving turkey craft perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Create textured turkey feathers using a marble.
Today, we’re merging simplicity of strips of paper with creativity to bring you the Paper Strip Fall Tree Craft.
Here is a super fun Thanksgiving colour sorting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a classic pom pom drop with a Thanksgiving twist!
Here is a fun Thanksgiving sensory bin activity that lets your little one prepare their own Thanksgiving feast!
This sink or float activity is a fun STEM activity for Thanksgiving. Can you guess which Thanksgiving dinner ingredient will sink or float?
Even More Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
In this adorable craft you’ll only need a plastic fork!
This super cute activity only requires the supplies listed above to create an unique hand and foot print Turkey.
In this adorable craft the only extra supply needed are leaves!
This is a fun Thanksgiving turkey craft using paint chips and contact paper. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Love this craft and the other supplies you’ll require are egg cartons and construction paper in different colours.
An easy craft that just requires a toilet paper roll and black marker.
A really cute turkey craft and the only other supply you’ll need are plastic knifes.
This fun craft requires a dish brush!
Super adorable craft that requires rocks!
Another super cute craft using a bunch of q-tips and an elastic band!
A cute craft that requires a fork and a paper plate.
A fun craft that also teaches about thankfulness and requires construction paper in different colours!
Here is another easy and cute craft that requires less supplies – no paint!
This adorable and easy turkey craft requires scrap paper!