It has finally started to feel like fall here in the Midwest and I couldn’t be happier! The cold, brisk weather isn’t the most ideal for some people but for me, there is nothing better! I love stepping outside to feel that cold crisp air that nips at your nose. With the colder weather comes some of our favorite holidays and holiday activities. When we have cold, blustery days that are better suited for staying inside with cups of hot cocoa, we still have fun. This is when we like to break out the Thanksgiving crafts!
In our house, decorating for holidays is a huge part of the season and I love to use things we make ourselves as a large part of our decorations. Each year I seek out new and fun Thanksgiving crafts to try out and we always have so much fun making new creations!
This year, I have decided to share with you a list of some adorable Thanksgiving crafts we are going to be making. These are so much fun to make and they are perfect for placing around the home to add to that beautiful Thanksgiving décor! We also love to surprise grandparents and aunts/uncles with handmade gifts and these are great for that!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
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These Pony Bead Indian Corn cobs are so adorable! They are much easier to make than they might look but still so impressive. They will look beautiful in a bowl on the center of the kitchen table! Find the directions from Cutesy Crafts right here.
Not only is this an easy and fun Thanksgiving craft, it teaches the kids all about the reason for the holiday! Let them tell you what they are thankful for with this fun Turkey craft! Right the instructions from Honey and Lime here.
These hats are so much fun for the kids. They love being able to make a craft that they can instantly show off by wearing themselves! Get the directions for this simple Thanksgiving craft from Honey and Lime here.
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The only thing better than crafts that double as décor are crafts that double as dessert! These are so adorable and fun to make! The candy corn does a perfect job of making these look like festive little Thanksgiving turkeys! Find the instructions to make these from Honey and Lime here.
Although these may look like a store bought decoration, they are just a simple DIY craft! Let the kids have fun painting these blocks, all by themselves! You can help positions the letters for sticking, and there you have it. An adorable Thanksgiving decoration, handmade by your own kiddos! Find the instructions from Raising Memories here.
To stay on the theme of thankfulness, this craft makes an absolutely beautiful centerpiece. Let all of your houseguests know what you and your kids are thankful for with this beautiful thankful tree! Get the instructions for this craft from Raising Memories here.
I love this idea for classroom parties or even just the kids that come to the family Thanksgiving dinner! Make the kids beverages a little more exciting with this cute Turkey juice box craft! See the instructions for this one from Jinxy Kids right here!
What is more fun than a puppet show? A puppet show with your very own homemade turkey puppets! Give the kids a fun activity to entertain the family with while they wait for that Turkey dinner. See the full post from A Dab Of Glue Will Do right here!
Similar to the previous TP Turkey, yet a little more personalized, this fun little number utilizes your kiddo’s handprints! I love the idea that you could let your kids make these each Thanksgiving. Pull them out year after year to see how their Turkey’s feathers have “grown”! Get the directions from A Dab of Glue Will Do right here!
This sweet little Tom Turkey is telling us all about the reasons we should be thankful for the season! After all, while Pumpkin Pie and football are pretty great, it’s important to remember our families, friends, and other greatest blessings at this time of year. See the full post for more details from Little Family Adventure here!
Who says you can’t tie-day a turkey? I love this unique spin on the “usual” tie-day methods. This is such an easy craft for kids but will look beautiful hanging on the wall surrounded by all of your other Thanksgiving décor! I love the vibrant colors and how well they almost seem to melt together to make this beautiful artwork. Get the instructions from Living For The Sunshine right here!
If you love the idea of crafting with the kids but just aren’t very good with the DIY stuff, I HIGHLY recommend this affordable little kit on Amazon. We buy stuff like this all of the time and have so much fun!
…make it a point in your home to truly embrace the reason for this Holiday. Enjoy making this fun crafts and spending time together with your littles! So often, we get caught up in the food, the decorations, and thinking ahead to the shopping and lights and presents. As parents, if we don’t do our part to instill the true values of the holidays in our children, we can’t expect them to understand the importance.
I love explaining the root of holidays to my son, in the most basic way possible. This leads to him asking questions which engages us in a conversation. Usually, once school begins to talk about these things around that time of year, he is already the one in class raising his hand with the answers as to why we celebrate the things that we do.
I love that I am able to teach my son about the friendships between the Pilgrims and Indians, the way the Indians helped the Pilgrims to survive upon their arrival, and the way the Pilgrims invited the Indians to celebrate with them once they had an established crop with a successful season. By teaching our kids that the Pilgrims were showing their gratitude for all they had been blessed with, we allow them to see the importance of not taking our everyday blessings for granted. What they may see as just “a turkey dinner” may be a meal that a student in their class won’t get this year or has never experienced.
Do you have Thanksgiving traditions your family loves? What are they? I’d love to hear them in the comments!