Looking for fun and simple crafts for the kids to do this Thanksgiving? These ideas are so fun and easy to include everyone in. We love simple projects that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do. Here you will find Thanksgiving crafts that are perfect for preschoolers and older kids too!
THANKSGIVING ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
EASY THANKSGIVING CRAFTS FOR KIDS
BLACK GLUE PUMPKINS
Black glue is a cool art technique to explore with this Thanksgiving pumpkin craft. Make your own paint from black paint and glue.
BUBBLE WRAP PUMPKIN PRINTS
Bubble wrap is definitely more than just a squishy packing material that’s fun for kids to pop! Here we have used it to create fun and colorful pumpkin prints for Thanksgiving theme.
This is probably one of the silliest activities we have done in a while, but it turned out to be fun! I love saving cardboard for STEM projects. Since it’s around Thanksgiving time, I figured we could try out a little engineering activity with a cardboard turkey craft come Thanksgiving STEM challenge.
COFFEE FILTER TURKEYS
Here we have coffee filters and clothespins from the Dollar Store that transform into the cutest Thanksgiving Turkeys ever. And there’s even a little bit of Thanksgiving science involved!
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COLOR BY NUMBER TURKEYS
Grab the crayons or colored pencils for this simple to set up Turkey color by numbers activity.
FIZZY PUMPKIN PAINTING
This fizzy pumpkin art activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time! Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction with this Thanksgiving craft idea.
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Check out this fun Thanksgiving banner that doubles as an easy Thanksgiving craft! Kids love coloring in, and then making their own DIY bunting for special occasions.
PAPER PLATER TURKEY
This easy paper plate turkey craft for kids is such a fun Thanksgiving craft! It’s simple enough to make with a large classroom full of kids, or at home too!
PAPER TURKEY CRAFT
Grab your scissors and craft paper as we have a fun paper turkey craft to share with you! It is a fun example of rubbings, one of the earliest forms of print making.
Explore the fun side of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso this Thanksgiving by making Picasso inspired turkey art. An easy way to learn about abstract art for kids of all ages!
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Learning about Thanksgiving will be fun for kids this year with this cute Thanksgiving Paper Cup Pilgrim Hat Craft!
POOL NOODLE TURKEY
Transform a dollar store pool noodle into cute turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving lesson plans or weekend activity.
THANKSGIVING PAPER CRAFT
Explore the world of 3D art with a fun Thanksgiving theme craft complete with free printable templates and step by step instructions!
Check out this fun Thanksgiving zentangle that doubles as an easy Thanksgiving craft for kids of all ages! Kids love coloring in and doodling for special occasions. Learn how to zentangle with a free printable included for you to use!
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Make Thanksgiving fun this year with this adorable Turkey Hat craft for kids! It’s made using just construction paper and a glue stick and kids will love it!
FUN THANKSGIVING CRAFTS FOR ALL AGES
We have tons more fun Thanksgiving activities for you to enjoy. Click on the links below for more ideas!
Thanksgiving Worksheets – Over 100 pages of printable Thanksgiving activities, including STEM challenges, art and craft activities, puzzles, games and more.
Thanksgiving STEM Activities – Science experiments, building activities, coding, and STEM challenges for kids to enjoy.
STEMS-GIVING – Complete with a printable menu to download, this STEMs-Giving is all about hands-on learning with food science!
Thanksgiving Sensory Activities – Sensory activities make for fun play and learning leading up to Thanksgiving.