3 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving can be the forgotten holiday sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, but here are some fun kids crafts that will get the entire family in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Coffee Filter Turkeys

Wooden-spring clothespins
Round white coffee filters
Assorted googly eyes
Washable markers: brown, red, orange, & yellow
Glue gun or a liquid glue
Brown acrylic craft paint
Red & yellow craft foam

After coloring the coffee filter, place it on a craft mat or Ziplock bag and spray with water. Have fun watching the magic of the colors move and blend. Paint all sides of the clothespin with brown craft paint.

Glue on the googly eyes. Cut out a triangle beak from yellow craft foam and a squiggly waddle from the red craft foam. Fold the dry coffee filters in half and crinkle slightly to fluff them. Insert coffee filter into top clip of clothespin to be the turkey’s feathers.

Thankfulness Pumpkin Pie Garland

Paper plates
White construction paper

Paint your paper plate orange for the pie and the crust or top of the paper plate brown. Once the paint dries, cut out pie-shaped “slices.”

Cut out white paper circles for the whipped cream and ask your kids what they are thankful for. Glue whipped cream onto pie pieces and punch holes and use string to make a fun Thanksgiving garland.

Beaded Indian Corn

4 tan or brown pipe cleaners
Assorted plastic beads

Line up your pipe cleaners so they are even on each end and twist them together in the middle.

Evenly space each pipe cleaner and spread them into the shape of a star. Start threading the beads onto each pipe cleaner, until all 8 are covered. Be sure to leave a little over an inch of pipe cleaner showing on each end so you have enough to twist your husks later on.

Time to shape your corn! Carefully bend each end upward and gather the points together. Take the tops of your pipe cleaners and twist them a couple times to secure the beads and form the corn husks.

Hopefully these kid-friendly, easy Thanksgiving crafts get the entire family in the Thanksgiving spirit and makes everyone realize how much we have to be grateful for this year.

Ashley Chan
Ashley was born and raised in North Texas and settled down in Frisco. She met her husband while playing intramural basketball at UNT. Ashley taught pre-k and then was a trainer for a technology company until having her two sweet boys. She loves cooking, going for walks with the whole family, and exploring new restaurants all over DFW. She's a hardcore Disney lover and loves to explore and travel with her family.