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These 65+ quick and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! No special tools or skills are required, so ANYONE can make these cute Thanksgiving kids crafts! Great fun for the entire family!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’m getting super excited to celebrate! Here at Happiness is Homemade, our readers LOVE our popular series of “Quick & Easy Kids Crafts That Anyone Can Make!” and have been asking me to follow up with more collections of quick and easy kids craft ideas. Today we’re bringing you an all-new group of Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Kids Crafts that take less than 30 minutes to make! These fun Thanksgiving crafts are perfect for everyone from beginning crafters to experienced makers!

These awesome Thanksgiving-themed crafts don’t require any special tools or skills, so they’re great for parents who don’t consider themselves “crafty.” Everyone can get creative with these simple ideas!

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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving Turkey Windsocks

Thanksgiving Turkey Windsocks from Happiness is Homemade: Need a quick and easy Thanksgiving kids craft? These adorable turkey windsocks made from a recycled tin can, ribbon, Elmer’s glue, and crafty odds and ends are the cutest Thanksgiving turkeys around! 

turkey shaped snack bags made from plastic gloves

Turkey Snack Bags

These Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags from That’s What Che Said are perfect for school parties, play dates, long holiday road trips and most importantly – the kids table on Turkey Day!

turkey treat buckets with candy

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Buckets

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Buckets from Happiness is Homemade: Looking for an easy Thanksgiving kids craft? These Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Buckets are a simple and quick Thanksgiving craft for kids that’s fun for all ages! Fill them with yummy Thanksgiving treats and give them to your favorite lil’ turkey! 

pumpkin pie craft made from cut paper

Pumpkin Pie Craft

Pumpkin Pie Craft from A Night Owl Blog: This fun craft is made with just tissue paper, a paper plate and tons of glue! It’s a great way to get kids of all ages involved in a fun activity!

thanksgiving gratitude turkey craft

Gratitude Turkeys

Gratitude Turkeys from Happiness is Homemade: The experience brings everyone close together as we talk about all of the things we’re thankful for, laugh, and share stories. This is sure to be a family tradition that you’ll want to add to your list!

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings from Happiness is Homemade: Kids love to decorate for parties, and setting the dinner table is one of the most important jobs on Thanksgiving!  Handcrafted napkin rings are the perfect final touch to add unique adornment to your Thanksgiving tablescape. This craft is suitable for all ages with adult supervision; older children will be able to complete this project with minimal assistance.

paper turkey craft for kids

Construction Paper Turkey Craft

This Construction Paper Turkey Craft from Twitchetts is a beautiful 3D construction paper craft that kids can create.  They make a fantastic Thanksgiving decoration that you can hang or place on the table. 

thanksgiving candy cornucopia DIY table piece

Candy Cornucopias

These Candy Cornucopias are adorable, and they’re easy to make with crepe paper streamers or construction paper!

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Easy Turkey Place Card Holders

Easy Turkey Place Card Holders from Hey, Let‘s Make Stuff: These easy turkey place card holders are super simple to make — gather fall leaves and attach them to a clothespin with eyes and beak to make Thanksgiving place cards that everyone will love. 

turkey leaf lantern craft for kids

Turkey Leaf Lanterns

Turkey Leaf Lanterns from Rhythms of Play: These cute little turkey mason jar luminaries look beautiful, both lit and unlit, and make a fun centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, or, in addition to your DIY Thanksgiving home decor. Gobble gobble!

turkey napkin rings craft

Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings

These cute Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings from The Country Chic Cottage are too cute and super simple to make!

pilgrim hat kid craft

Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat

This Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat from I Heart Crafty Things is a great idea! It’s a simple and fun Thanksgiving craft that would be great combined with a favorite Thanksgiving children’s story.

glove turned into a turkey using felt

Turkey Glove Puppet

Turkey Glove Puppet from Dream A Little Bigger: Everyone loves hand turkeys! This simple, no-sew feathered turkey puppet glove will keep the kids entertained!

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DIY Window Clings

DIY Window Clings from Typically Simple: Here is an easy craft that helps little ones work on tracing and fine motor skills!

paper turkey kids activity using hand and footprints

Hand and Footprint Turkeys

Hand and Footprint Turkeys from That’s What Che Said: These hand and footprint Turkey Kids Crafts are so easy and so fun to look back on year after year! For the perfect Thanksgiving kid’s activity, you need basic craft supplies and a small little hand and foot!

Im thankful for pumpkin craft

Gratitude Pumpkins

Gratitude Pumpkins from With Hope In The Devine Will: Start new family traditions with simple Thanksgiving crafts the whole family will enjoy! Spend some quality time with the family inviting everyone to write down what they’re thankful for onto their own mini pumpkins!

pinecone turkey on a table

Pine Cone Turkey Centerpiece

Pinecone Turkey Centerpiece from Marla Meridith: This cute art project uses pine cones to create adorable turkeys that are perfect for the dining table, mantle or anywhere!

girl wearing her paper plate thanksgiving turkey hat craft

Paper Plate Turkey Hats

Paper Plate Turkey Hats from Honey and Lime: Turkey crafts are so much fun for children of all ages! It’s time to paint, cut, and glue this Thanksgiving!

indian corn craft made from paper

Painted Corn Craft

Kid-friendly crafts like this Painted Corn Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning is a great craft for little hands!

paper fan turkey for thanksgiving table

Paper Fan Turkeys

Paper Fan Turkeys from A Girl and A Glue Gun: These festive Thanksgiving decorations are easy to make! Add a cute little name tag and they will make a great centerpiece on your thanksgiving table!

turkey cone thanksgiving craft for kids

Turkey Cone Party Hats

Turkey Cone Party Hats from Crafty Morning: Use construction paper, feathers, and some creativity for this perfect Thanksgiving craft!

cute sock turkey craft for kids

Sock Turkey Craft

Sock Turkey Craft from Christian Games and Crafts: This Thanksgiving craft uses a sock to make an overstuffed turkey. Too cute to pass up!

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Turkey Finger Puppets

Turkey Finger Puppets from I Heart Crafty Things: You’ll have a great time putting on an adorable puppet show after your big Thanksgiving dinner!

paper plate mayflower ship hanging on clothespin

Paper Plate Mayflower

Paper Plate Mayflower from Uppity Owl: This paper plate Mayflower is the perfect activity to do after reading any Thanksgiving story, waiting for dinner, keeping the kids busy while you cook or as a family activity!

bottle cap turkey puppet

Bottle Cap Turkey Puppet

Bottle Cap Turkey Puppet from The Joy Sharing: A simple and fun craft for kids to make while waiting for dinner! These cute turkey puppets are made using an empty milk bottle cap, feathers, and a craft stick. They’re super easy & fun!

glowing turkey craft for kids to make

Glowing Turkey

Glowing Turkey from Temecula Blogs: Make some adorable glowing turkeys with your little ones this year! These craft turkeys are SO sweet. They’d look darling decorating your Thanksgiving dinner tables, too.

donut turkey treats for Thanksgiving

Donut Turkey Treats

Donut Turkey Treats from Tamara Camera Blog: OK – we found something more scrumptious than the main dish! These turkey donuts are the perfect treat for celebrating the holiday season. Kids will love making and eating these sweet treats.

thankful prayer hands kids thanksgiving craft

Thankful Prayer Hands

Thankful Prayer Hands from Kid Friendly Things To Do: Spend some time reflecting on what you’re thankful for this year. This easy Thanksgiving craft is a great way to take time to show appreciation for all that you have. It’s a great activity for the whole family to participate in.

acorn thanksgiving turkey craft for kids

Acorn Turkeys

Acorn Turkeys from The Pinterested Parent: Enjoy a fun walk through nature and admire the Autumn views while gathering a few crafty materials to make these turkey acorns. They’re a fun friend for small children to bring to Thanksgiving dinner!

turkey foam craft supplies

Turkey Foam Craft

Turkey Foam Craft from Amazon: If you’re looking for a craft activity that the whole family can participate in, check out this ready-to-go foam turkey craft for kids! It has all the pieces necessary to assemble 10 turkeys. A great time killer for a crowd of kiddos!

Pilgrim hat crayon cups on table

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups from Lets DIY It All: Whip up a batch of pilgrim hat cups with your tiny ones before the big day so kids can see their hard work on display. Coloring is a great boredom buster while waiting for the bird to be done, too. You can also use these free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages with your pilgrim hat cups.

native american kids craft

Native American Craft

Native American Craft from Big Family Blessings: This fun and easy Native American boy and girl craft is a great Thanksgiving craft for kids! Simply print out the template and follow the simple instructions to create these adorable Native American children for Thanksgiving.

footprint pilgrims craft activity

Footprint Pilgrims

Footprint Pilgrims from Crafty Morning: Even preschoolers can get in on this fun Thanksgiving craft idea! Turn feet prints into adorable little pilgrims to decorate the house with for Thanksgiving day.

paper turkey wreath

Paper Plate Turkey Wreath

Paper Plate Turkey Wreath from The Resourceful Mama: Welcome dinner guests with this sweet & silly turkey wreath. It’s made from just basic craft supplies, so anyone can join in on the fun. Little kids can even get in some great scissor practice, too.

printable thanksgiving craft

Printable Thankful Dice

Printable Thankful Dice from Create In The Chaos: This printable papercraft is a great activity for Thanksgiving! Print the free template, cut it, and have kids write what they are most thankful for. Once assembled, it’ll be a fun decoration for around the house on Turkey day.

alphabet thankful leaves

Alphabet Thankful Leaves

Alphabet Thankful Leaves from A Little Claireification: Another great way to show thanks is this fun kids craft made using Alpha-bits! Glue letters onto paper leaves to describe what you’re most grateful for. So cute!

pilgrim hat placeholders

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders from Yesterday On Tuesday: Save your place with these creative Thanksgiving placeholders. Repurpose small clay pots into and easy table setting idea with the help of your kids.

child smiling playing with cranberry engineering craft

Thanksgiving STEM Activity

Thanksgiving STEM Activity from Green Kid Crafts: Engage kids in a STEM activity that even adults will want to take part in. Use leftover cranberries and toothpicks to encourage creativity and develop fine motor skills. Create tall towers or abstract shapes! The fun never stops!

paper bag turkey on table

Paper Bag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey from Crayola: How fun is this paper bag turkey?! Kids will LOVE making and stuffing their own turkeys while you work on tending to the real one. Plus, guests will find it totally adorable(and maybe hilarious!).

thanksgiving corn

Thanksgiving Corn

Thanksgiving Corn from The Kim Six Fix: Corn is a staple in most Thanksgiving spreads and very symbolic of the first Thanksgiving dinner. Making this Thanksgiving corn is easy, using a recycled bottle, tissue paper, acrylic paint, and twine.

seed mosaic napkin rings

Seed Mosaic Napkin Rings

Seed Mosaic Napkin Rings from First Palette: Make these earthy and charming napkin rings from upcycled toilet paper rolls decorated with a variety of seeds. The perfect kid’s table activity!

paper plate acorn craft

Paper Plate Acorn

Paper Plate Acorn from Parenting Chaos: Kids of all ages can enjoy making their very own acorns from paper plates, paper, and pipe cleaners.

turkey food art on plate with fall leaves and decor

Turkey Food Art

Turkey Food Art from Raising Veggie Lovers: Create a masterpiece with this turkey food art. It offers a healthy snack alternative for little kids to enjoy, and they’ll love making them!

popsicle stick pie kids craft

Apple Pie Craft

Apple Pie Craft from Glued To My Crafts Blog: Take home a slice of delicious dessert with this creative pie craft. A fantastic craft for setting up at the kid’s table section of your party.

pop corn glued to corn with bowl of pop corn

Popcorn On The Cob

Popcorn On The Cob from Mom Dot: Are you feeling hungry yet?! This cute corn on the cob kids craft is super simple and tons of sensory fun for little kids to make.

painting an autumn tree using a clothespin with cotton ball

Autumn Tree Painting

Autumn Tree Painting from Projects With Kids: This is one cute little project you don’t want to miss out on! Use cotton balls as your paint brush to make gorgeous trees decorated with all the hues of autumn. They’re so pretty!

toddler playing with turkey drop game

Turkey Drop Game

Turkey Drop Game from Happy Toddler Playtime: Entertain preschoolers and toddlers with a fun game of turkey drop! Tots will love playing with the pom poms, and it doubles as a fine motor activity.

stuffed paper apples in basket

Stuffed Paper Apples

Stuffed Paper Apples from Buggy and Buddy: it’s not quite Fall if you haven’t taken a trip to the apple orchards. If you haven’t, make these cute stuffed paper apples instead! They’ll make beautiful Fall decorations.

apple turkey snack

Apple Turkey Snacks

Apple Turkey Snacks from I Heart Crafty Things: If you have managed to get some delicious Fall apples, turn a few into kid-friendly snacks! Attach gum drops, candies, or even some healthier alternatives, like raisins or nuts. They’re too fun!

playdough thanksgiving turkey craft

Playdough Turkeys

Playdough Turkeys from Entertain Your Toddler: Create an immersive craft station for toddlers, and young children with this fun playdough craft activity. You’ll just need some playdough, feathers, googly eyes and paper setup to keep your little ones busy. The finished product is darling!

little kid wearing turkey costume for kids

Turkey Costume

Turkey Costume from Capturing Parenthood: You can make this easy turkey costume in a matter of minutes. You probably already have most of the supplies needed at home. Dress up kids in their own turkey costumes as you spend the day gobbling.

corn on the cob painting activity

Corn Cob Painting

Corn Cob Painting from Natural Beach Living: Did you happen to get more than enough corn this year? Maybe you’ve harvested enough of your own? Turn it into something wonderful! This makes a great inexpensive craft activity that kids of all ages will love!

prepackaged turkey cookies

Prepackaged Turkey Cookies

Prepackaged Turkey Cookies from The Keeper of The Cheerios: I love low-effort treat ideas! This is a fun kids’ craft activity and an easy take along treat in one. Make a bunch of these easy snacks for a classroom party or Thanksgiving party.

hand holding acorn donut hole

Acorn Donut Holes

Acorn Donut Holes from Mom Spark: Another easy treat idea for kids to help with! Not only are these perfect to take to a Thanksgiving get together, but they are great for all of Fall too.

roll a turkey printable game

Roll A Turkey Game

Roll A Turkey Game from Inspiration Made Simple: Use this free printable Thanksgiving game to get the party started! It’s simple enough that anyone can play. For added fun, compete for your favorite dessert items or a goody bag.

turkey paper head bands

Turkey Paper Headbands

Turkey Paper Headbands from Sew Woodsy: Celebrating Thanksgiving at home or in the classroom? These silly turkey headbands are a fun way to get festive! Trace each shape out of paper, or use the template provided with your Cricut machine. Easy peasy fun!

turkey track painting with pipe cleaner turkey legs

Turkey Track Painting

Turkey Track Painting from Fun-A-Day: The entire process of this art project is a total blast for kids to make, and even fun for adults to take part in, too. Start by crafting little turkey legs from pipe cleaners, then use paint to track turkey prints all over the page! It’s an exciting activity from start to finish.

Button Cornucopia

Button Cornucopia from The Pinterested Parent: Are you button crazy? Maybe you’ve got a hoard of leftover buttons just calling your name?! This is the craft for you! Go wild and use all those pretty buttons for a fun Thanksgiving crafting session.

Ferrero Rocher turkeys on table

Ferrero Rocher Turkey Treats

Ferrero Rocher Turkey Treats from Crafty Morning: Looking for easy treat ideas for Thanksgiving? This one takes little time and supplies to deliver a funny and adorable craft for the Thanksgiving treat table.

turkey bookmarks on book

Turkey Bookmarks

Turkey Bookmarks from Printables Fairy: Printables are one of the best crafts for when you’re on a budget! If you’ve got a printer and some paper available, you can get to work on this cute craft idea with the kids right away. It’s a great way to get excited about a new book with your little ones, too.

Oreo turkey treats

Easy Oreo Turkeys

Easy Oreo Turkeys from Cake Whiz: Making these cute turkeys is almost as fun as gobbling them up! Little helpers will love decorating each turkey Oreo for guests to enjoy.

egg carton turkeys

Egg Carton Turkeys

Egg Carton Turkeys from Living Well Mom: Create some colorful turkeys using leftover egg cartons. Young kids will delight in making their turkeys with vibrant colors and they even make a fun toy to play with.

decorated paper thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving Tablecloth Drawings

Thanksgiving Tablecloth Drawings from Fun Handprint Art Blog: One of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts! Use a giant piece of craft or butcher paper as a paintable tablecloth for kids to enjoy coloring during dinner. Include a “thankful tree” as a fun prompt for the whole family to reflect on what they’re thankful for this year. A beautiful keepsake idea!

tissue paper and paper plate fall leaves craft

Paper Plate Leaves

Paper Plate Leaves from Glued to My Crafts: These paper plate leaves are beautiful, and are sure to be a simple craft that everyone will enjoy. Decorate your walls, fridge or workspace with these pretty leaves so you’ll always have a little piece of Fall nearby.

thanksgiving dinner sensory bin with small child playing

Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin

Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime: Toddlers will love playing with this inventive sensory bin for kids. It’s great motor skill development and will help keep your tiny ones from playing with the adult tableware. Genius!

fork painted turkey craft

Fork Painted Turkey Craft

Fork Painted Turkey Craft from I Heart Arts N Crafts: These paper plate turkeys turned out just adorable! Even older kids will enjoy this alternative painting method that uses a fork as the paint brush. Neat!

These Thanksgiving crafts for kids are sure to be a huge hit with your children, and they’re perfect for your next family activity night, playgroup, classroom, and more!

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