15 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

15 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

By Big Little Universe

15 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
As you get ready for Thanksgiving, help your little one make the most of the season with memorable and fun fall crafts that encourage creativity and promote developmental skills in toddlers. Dig into your art supplies and watch beginner crafters and experienced makers’ little eyes light up with excitement. 

Explore our go-to craft guide that puts tiny hands to work for an inspired and special handmade Thanksgiving.


15 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Apple Stamping Pumpkin Craft

Get the Tutorial at Good Housekeeping

Dip sliced apples into paint, stamp them on paper and then decorate with pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

Try This! Enhance little learners’ mind and motor skills by modeling the activity.


Cloud Dough

Get the Tutorial at Artful Parent

Strengthen motor skills by making squishy cloud dough made out of flour and oil.

Fan-favorite: Combine with food dye inspired by the colors of autumn.

Try This! Encourage open-ended play by combining with our Silicone Beach Bucket and Molds.


Confetti-Stuffed Turkey

Get the Tutorial at Studio DIY

Turn white paper bags into a turkey and fill them with confetti.

Try This! Keep little ones entertained by placing at the kids’ table.


Fall Bookmarks 

Get the Tutorial at Good Housekeeping 

Create a felt-shaped leaf bookmark to use during storytime.

Try This! Teach kids about the change in season by reading about it.


Falling Leaves Garland

Get the Tutorial at House of Jade Interiors

Explore colors, shapes and textures by making leaf-inspired garland to decorate the dessert table. 

Try This! Encourage little bakers to make desserts for Turkey Day in their play kitchen


Forest Fun Matt

Get the Tutorial at Parents

Prepare little diners for the big feast by making a placemat for the Thanksgiving table.

Try This! Add family members’ names to each leaf for a family tree.


“I’m Thankful For”

Get the Tutorial at The Spruce Crafts

Nurture gratitude by encouraging little helpers to pass out Thanksgiving cards to guests.

Try This! Instill gratitude by making thankfulness a part of your daily conversations.


Origami Turkey

Get the Tutorial at The Spruce Crafts 

Stimulate little hands while practicing paper folding skills by making gobbling turkey origami.

Try this! Decorate with googly eyes and use crayons for other features.


Painted Rocks and Leaves Centerpiece

Get the Tutorial at Good Housekeeping 

Transform rocks into colorful décor that spells out “give thanks.”

Try This! Name the letters and colors as you paint each rock.


Paper Fan Turkey

Get the Tutorial at  A Girl and a Glue Gun 

Turn colorful fall-inspired craft paper into a fan turkey.

Try This! Place at the kids’ table for added entertainment. 


Tissue Paper Fall Wreath

Get the Tutorial at Parents

Promote eye-hand coordination by having your little one glue tissue paper to a circle.

Try This! Hang on your child’s bedroom door to admire all season long.


Turkey Crayon Holder

Get the Tutorial at Made to be Mama 

Glue colorful paper to a brown cup and fill it with DIY recycled crayons.

Try This! Keep little hands busy coloring printables before the big feast.


Turkey Handprint Canvas

Get the Tutorial at The Pioneer Woman

Paint your child’s hand and stamp on paper to create a turkey handprint. 

Try This! Place the treasured keepsake in a frame for years to come.


Quirky Leaf Friends

Get the Tutorial at Good Housekeeping

Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves and make your own leaf creatures.

Try This! Encourage little crafters to tell a story about their new friends.


Washi Tape Pumpkin

Get the Tutorial at Country Living

Perfect fine motor skills by having little hands cover pumpkins with washi tape. 

Try This! Have your child place it on the table for Turkey Day.


Fall Crafts for Kids

Getting crafty with kids during the fall season is the perfect way to develop little minds and bodies.

After putting tiny craft makers to work, take a picture of your creation and tag @biglittleuniverse on Instagram!