Over 30+ Thanksgiving Crafts & Food Crafts for a Kid Friendly Fun Time!
Thanksgiving is a special time of the year when families come together to give thanks and celebrate the harvest season. It’s a time for delicious food, gratitude, and quality time with loved ones. To make this Thanksgiving even more memorable for your children, why not engage them in a variety of fun and exciting crafts and food activities? Here are over 30 kid-friendly Thanksgiving crafts and food crafts to keep your little ones entertained while creating lasting memories.
1. Handprint Turkey Cards: Transform your children’s handprints into adorable turkey cards to send to family and friends. Simply trace their hand on colored paper, cut it out, and decorate with feathers, googly eyes, and a beak.
2. Leaf Printing: Take a nature walk with your kids and collect colorful fall leaves. Dip them into washable paint and press onto a plain white canvas or paper to create beautiful leaf prints.
3. Paper Plate Turkeys: Use paper plates, construction paper, and googly eyes to create adorable and easy paper plate turkeys your kids will love.
4. Pine Cone Turkeys: Gather pine cones, paint them in various fall colors, and attach feathers, googly eyes, and beaks to create cute pine cone turkeys.
5. Cornucopia Treats: Using ice cream cones as the base, fill them with a mix of delicious snacks like pretzels, dried fruit, and small candies to create edible cornucopia treats.
6. Pumpkin Seed Art: After carving pumpkins, wash and dry the seeds. Let your children color them with markers or paint, and then glue them onto a paper to create unique artwork.
7. Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats: Dip marshmallows in chocolate, stick a small chocolate-covered cookie on top, and create mini pilgrim hats to enjoy as a sweet treat.
8. Construction Paper Indian Headbands: Cut strips of colored construction paper, and let your children decorate them with feathers, beads, and other craft materials to create fun Indian headbands.
9. Handprint Apple Tree: Dip your children’s hands in different shades of green paint, press them onto paper, and add a brown trunk and red apple fingerprints for a cute handprint apple tree.
10. Thanksgiving Gratitude Rocks: Collect small rocks and let your kids paint them with messages of gratitude. Place these rocks in a bowl or scatter them around the house as a reminder of what you are thankful for.
11. Turkey Cupcakes: Bake cupcakes and let your children decorate them with frosting and candy corn to create adorable turkey cupcakes.
12. Paper Roll Pilgrims: Use toilet paper rolls to create pilgrim characters. Let your children paint them and add details like hats, belts, and faces with markers.
13. Edible Pumpkin Pie Playdough: Mix pumpkin puree, flour, salt, and spices to create a playdough that smells like pumpkin pie. Let your kids shape it into pumpkins or other Thanksgiving-themed objects.
14. Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys: Decorate a toilet paper roll with colored paper feathers, googly eyes, and a beak to create a cute Thanksgiving turkey.
15. Gratitude Jar: Decorate a mason jar and create slips of paper for each family member to write down something they are thankful for. Fill the jar with these gratitude notes and read them aloud on Thanksgiving.
16. Popsicle Stick Scarecrows: Use popsicle sticks, construction paper, and googly eyes to create adorable scarecrows.
17. Apple Turkey Snacks: Using apple slices as the turkey feathers, let your children stick pretzel sticks or grapes onto them to create edible turkey snacks.
18. Handprint Wreath: Trace and cut out multiple handprints from colored paper, and glue them in a circle to create a beautiful handprint wreath.
19. Paper Plate Pilgrims: Decorate paper plates with construction paper hats, clothes, and googly eyes to create pilgrim characters.
20. Turkey Fruit Platter: Arrange various fruit slices and berries to create a colorful turkey shape. Use grapes or blueberries for the body, orange or peach slices for the feathers, and strawberries for the wattle.
21. Pumpkin Seed Necklace: Paint or color pumpkin seeds, let them dry, and string them onto a piece of yarn to create a beautiful pumpkin seed necklace.
22. Thankful Tree: Cut out a tree shape from brown construction paper and attach it to a wall. Cut out colorful leaves from paper and let your children write something they are thankful for on each leaf. Hang the leaves on the tree to create a beautiful grateful tree.
23. Pumpkin Pancakes: Whip up a batch of delicious pumpkin pancakes for a special Thanksgiving breakfast. Let your children help mix and pour the batter, and enjoy them together with maple syrup.
24. Indian Corn Sun Catcher: Cut out a corn shape from clear contact paper, peel off the backing, and let your children stick colorful tissue paper squares onto it. Once finished, hang the Indian corn sun catcher on a window to let the light shine through.
25. Stuffing Sensory Bin: Create a sensory bin filled with cooked stuffing ingredients like bread cubes, dried fruit, and herbs. Let your kids use their hands to explore and play with the materials.
26. Turkey Sandwiches: Make turkey sandwiches together using deli turkey, cheese, lettuce, and cranberry sauce. Use a turkey-shaped cookie cutter to make them extra festive.
27. Paper Bag Turkeys: Decorate paper bags with feathers and googly eyes to create turkey puppets. Let your children put on a Thanksgiving puppet show for the whole family.
28. Pumpkin Seed Mosaic: Draw a simple picture on cardstock or cardboard and cover the lines with glue. Let your children sprinkle pumpkin seeds over the glue to create a beautiful pumpkin seed mosaic.
29. Thankful Placemats: Create personalized thankful placemats using construction paper and markers. Have each family member write down things they are thankful for and decorate their placemats accordingly.
30. Autumn Leaf Clay Dishes: Press colorful fall leaves onto air-dry clay to create beautiful leaf-shaped dishes. Once the clay is dry, remove the leaves and let your children paint the dishes with acrylic paint.
These are just 30+ of the endless possibilities for Thanksgiving crafts and food crafts that your children can enjoy. Get creative, let your imagination run wild, and have a blast making unforgettable memories with your little ones this Thanksgiving!
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