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50+ Easy Thanksgiving Crafts Your Kids Will Love to Make

Thanksgiving is the time of year to be thankful!

We've put together some awesome crafts that you can decorate your home with that will create that Fall warmth and holiday cheer! You'll find lots of turkeys, pilgrim crafts, footprint and handprint crafts that your kids will love and many others that will keep everyone busy over the holiday season.

All the projects are super easy with only basic skills needed and most of the supplies are probably already in your home already - if not you can head down to your local craft store and get anything else you need for just a few dollars.

How to Make a Handprint Turkey Painting for Thanksgiving

Today we are going to make a super cute turkey painting for thanksgiving using our hand as a stencil for our turkey! This craft is super fun for kids of all ages and it makes a great gift for your family.

To begin I have some paint colors here mostly brown but also a little bit of green, red, yellow green and orange. And now to paint our hand, I'm going to paint my thumb as well as the palm of my hand brown, this will become the body and the head of our turkey. Don't be shy here use a lot of paint so that we can make sure our turkey has a lot of color on it this part might tickle your hand a little bit.

I'm going to paint each of my fingers a different color - I'll paint my index finger this bright green and next up I'm going to paint my middle finger this nice bright red continuing along I'm going to paint my ring finger this yellowish green color and last but not least my pinky I'm gonna paint it this nice light orange color.


1) Fall fingerprint & handprint tree

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2) Fall fingerprint trees

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3) Fall Leaves Handprints

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4) Fingerprint turkeys

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5) Foot print turkey

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6) Footprint fall tree

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7) Give thanks turkey craft

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8) Handprint turkey

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9) Indian handprint for thanksgiving

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10) My toddler daycare classroom pumpkin patch from babies fingerprint

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11) My toddler daycare classroom pumpkin patch from babies fingerprint

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12) Thanksgiving handprint placemats

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13) These fun and easy crafts will help keep kids happy and occupied until Thanksgiving dinner is ready

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14) Thumbkin patch Thanksgiving cards

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15) Toddler handprint footprint art thanksgiving fall canvas art turkey and fall tree

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Thanksgiving bulletin board - Classroom ideas

Thanksgiving bulletin boards are a great way for teachers to not only get their kids crafting but also get their students to appreciate how great it is to give thanks for everything they have.

When we think of Thanksgiving we're reminded of the pilgrims, beautiful Autumnal colors, turkeys, pumpkin pie and most importantly giving thanks to God.

For example the story of the pilgrims is one that still inspires people today and gives us the chance to think about Americas beginnings which has allowed us to enjoy the freedoms we do today.

16) A Minion reasons to be thankful

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17) Enter this room with a thankful heart and a smile

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18) Thankful for you - classroom door

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19) Thankful hands

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20) Thankful Tree classroom door for November

The students each wrote their name on one leaf and things that they were thankful for on another

The students each wrote their name on one leaf and things that they were thankful for on another

21) Classroom door thanksgiving turkey

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22) Enter this room with a thankful heart

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23) Thanksgiving bulletin board

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24) Turkey door decorations - love our office door

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25) Welcome to our flock

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26) What are you thankful for

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Toilet paper roll turkey craft for kids

It's that time of year when you need a a fun Thanksgiving project to do with your kids - so just follow the video below and you can turn an empty toilet paper roll into a colorful turkey! This is such an easy Fall craft and it's also a brilliant way to use up recycled materials which is good for the environment and your wallet!

Another great thing is that kids will really enjoy cutting out the different color feathers of construction paper and putting the turkey together and of course the most fun part is always adding the googly eyes!

27) Funny toilet paper roll turkeys

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28) Tea light candle turkey

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29) Thanksgiving turkey craft

This actually turned out a lot cuter than I expected. All you need is construction paper, a pencil, glue, scissors and a toilet paper roll.

This actually turned out a lot cuter than I expected. All you need is construction paper, a pencil, glue, scissors and a toilet paper roll.

30) Thanksgiving turkey toilet paper roll craft

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31) Toilet paper roll turkeys

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32) Toilet roll bat craft

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33) Toilet tissue tube Pilgrim and Native American

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Easy turkey crafts for kids

Turkey crafts are an awesome way to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving - and are also a great way to distract kids who are getting hungrier by the minute, especially little ones who aren’t used to their parents putting a turkey’s needs before their own.

So if you're busy with cooking up a storm for the holiday season why not get the kids to follow the awesome crafts in the video below and not only will you get more time to spend on your cooking duties but you'll also get a lot of awesome Thanksgiving decorations for your home!

34) Baby turkey photo crafts

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35) Fun Thanksgiving craft for infants and toddlers

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36) Handprint thanksgiving potholders

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37) My vegetarian thanksgiving turkey

Clay pot, doll head, paint, felt for for feet and beak, and fake fall leaves from the dollar store. Hot glue everything to together.

Clay pot, doll head, paint, felt for for feet and beak, and fake fall leaves from the dollar store. Hot glue everything to together.

38) Paper bag turkey legs

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39) Paper turkey craft

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40) Pine cone turkey

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41) Thanksgiving construction paper crafts

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42) This popsicle stick turkey craft is a great way to get kids excited and involved in the Thanksgiving festivities.

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43) Turkey headband craft made out of construction paper with my 3 & 5 yr. old grandbabies!

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44) Turkey headband

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45) Turkey paper bag costume for kids so easy and so cute

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46) Turkey paper bag costume for kids

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7 Easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids

Today I'm going to bring you Seven Thanksgiving diys - now I wasn't planning to actually do any thanksgiving diys but after I did my Thanksgiving tiered tray I read a lot of comments thanking me for giving some thanksgiving diy ideas so I thought that I would just throw out a quick video with some other thanksgiving ideas!

47) Paper leaves garden patch

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48) Pilgrim boy & girl made from mini terra cotta clay pots

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49) Preschool corn maize art project

Students used fingertips in ink pads for kernels. Stalks is craft paper scrunched and rolled somewhat

Students used fingertips in ink pads for kernels. Stalks is craft paper scrunched and rolled somewhat

50) Scarecrow paper plate

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51) Thanksgiving scarecrow footprints

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52) Thanksgiving scarecrow

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53) Thanksgiving wooden spoon crafts

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54) The Pre-Kindergarten students wrote about what they are thankful for

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