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Top 20 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids That Teach Them What the Holiday Is Really About

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and what better way to involve the kids than by doing some crafts? I enjoy doing crafts with my kids because it helps them develop their fine motor skills. We also talk about what we produce a lot, so now that we’re doing Thanksgiving crafts, we’re talking about what it means.

Any instructional activity for children of any age can be done. Because it is something she can connect to, I talk to my three-year-old daughter about things we are grateful for and glad about. We also discuss Thanksgiving history and had a good time making some humorous turkeys.

My kid is now obsessed with turkey crafts, so we did a variety of bird crafts for Thanksgiving. I’d like to share some of our favorites with you today. Most of these projects are suitable for children aged 2 and up, but my 3-year-old also joined in the fun.

Quirky Leaf Friends

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Go on a leaf scavenger hunt to find different types of leaves in all forms, sizes, and colors. So use these sheets as a blank canvas to allow your kids’ imaginations to run wild.

Pom-Pom Turkeys

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Aren’t these tiny ones adorable? Your kids will want to touch these pom-pom turkeys when they’ve finished making them.

Painted corn cob headband

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Your kids will not only like crafting these corn cob headbands, but they will also enjoy wearing them on Thanksgiving Day!

Glove Puppet Turkey

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Do you happen to have a couple extra pairs of gloves on hand? With this simple method, you can turn them into multicolored turkeys.

Windsocks Turkey

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This concept, like many others, is based on the recycled handmade rock. Add ribbons and feathers to these tin cans, and don’t forget the googly eyes!

Indian corn pearl pipe cleaner

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On your Thanksgiving table, this Indian corn will look fantastic. Because they will have to move the beads one by one, this is also a fantastic craft for teaching your child patience!

Candy Cornucopia

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Isn’t this tiny cornucopia filled with fall candy adorable? Make a few and you’ll have some eye-catching silverware.

Turkey Leaf Craft

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Instead of using ornamental leaves, go on a leaf search with the kids and let them choose their favorites for this activity. It includes a pattern, making it a great preschool Thanksgiving project, or older children may create their own bird.

Cupcake Liner Owl

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Make a pair of adorable owls out of a few spare molds from the kitchen cupboard. If your children enjoy Harry Potter, they can create their own Hedwig (or at least attempt to).

Felt Pie-Slice Garland

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Cut-out triangles from burgundy, brown, and orange felt as the Pie’s basis because the Pie is the actual star of Thanksgiving. Then, on each slice, hot glue a rickrack crust and a button. With string, tie the pie pieces together and hang them near the dessert table.

Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

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This turkey displays your child’s heart: They can write something they’re grateful for (like you!) on each feather.

Craft Stick Scarecrow

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A charming scarecrow may be made using popsicle sticks, googly eyes, and wrinkled yellow paper. Tell your youngsters to write up their own narrative about this charming scarecrow and his pals once they’ve finished building. Scarecrow and his companions

Pumpkin Stress Balls

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Fill orange balloons with rice and use a black Sharpie to create creepy, terrifying, or charming faces on them. Could you squeeze them once you’ve tied them off for stress relief?

Paper Bag Turkey

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Stick with this fast and easy activity if your toddlers can’t sit still for more than five months. To avoid any decision-making, parents might prepare all of the paper cut-outs and feathers ahead of time.

Apple Stamping Pumpkin Craft

Apple Stamping Pumpkin Craft

Please use some of the remaining apples from your orchard trip to make lovely pumpkin-shaped stamps. Then use pipe cleaners and googly eyes to bring your pumpkin forms to life.

Pumpkin Soap

Pumpkin Soap

Although this shea butter product looks and smells much like the edible counterpart, it has a soapy aftertaste. To put it another way, don’t eat it; instead, lather up in the pumpkin spice deliciousness.

Owl Puppet

Owl Puppet

There’s already a lot of conversation about turkeys, so why not attempt another bird-related project? Depending on where you tie the thread, this paper owl may be used as a puppet, cap, or mask.

Pom Pom Pumpkins

Pom Pom Pumpkins

Try your hand at these DIY yarn beauties that you can hang on your mantel for years to come now that your pumpkin carving days are over (at least until next year).

Paper Gourds

There are 2 yellow color paper pumpkin and 1 red color paper pumpkin

The tops of these paper pumpkins are held together by curly pipe cleaner stems (no glue necessary!).

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Enzo Smith