Easy Thanksgiving Day Crafts for Kids

Let me just start by saying that I feel like a fell asleep and missed all of 2017. Seriously, how is it November already? I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! Not only is this my favorite time of year, but this week marks my FIFTH month blogging! I’ve learned so much over the last five months and made some of the best blogging friends ever (S/o to Kermilia, The Millenial SAHM). If you want to learn about blogging, she’s your girl! Now that I’m officially in the holiday spirit, I rounded up my minions for a holiday craft session. I’ve even added holiday printables to the blog for my fellow mamas!

Thanksgiving crafts

FYI, I’m not the arts and crafts type. I actually suck at it. I didn’t choose the mom life, the mom life choose me. . . Just kidding, I definitely chose lol.

Tree of Thanks

Tree of thanks

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper (Fall colors would be best)
  • Pencil to trace
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Sharpie

Thanksgiving tree of thanks

Step one: You need a hand to trace. Preferable a child’s, but if your kids are like mine and don’t like to cooperate, you can always use your own.  Once the hand is traced, you cut the hand out and repeat . I did the lazy girl method and traced my toddler’s hand on one piece of construction paper and used that to cut all the sheets of paper at once.

thanksgiving crafts

Step two: take the sharpie and write down everything you all are thankful for on the hand prints. Use brown construction paper to cut out a tree shape and glue the hands around the tree. So easy, a toddler could do it!

If you’re feeling fancy, you can try a turkey of thanks as well.

turkey of thanks

3D Turkey

I’m going to be honest, this one didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. I found this craft on Pinterest and I’m convinced that they used magic to hold this thing up!

diy 3d turkey

Materials Needed:

  • Coffee Filter
  • Brown construction paper (red and yellow scraps)
  • Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Googly eyes
  • Pencil to trace

Step 1: Put drops of red and orange food coloring on your coffee filter. You only have to put a few drops because the color will spread on its on. My advice is to tape the filter in the shape you would like it in, so that it stays in place. I also recommend using a paper towel or plate to hold the filter in case the food coloring bleeds through.

3d turkey

Step 2: Cut ! Cut out two circles on brown construction paper. One of the circles should be slightly bigger than the other to give the 3D effect. Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper and a squiggly line out of red for the beak and snood.  Paste the beak, snood, and googly eyes to the smaller circle to create the turkey’s face. I also suggest cutting two short and thick lines of brown construction paper for the next step.

Step 3: Once the coffee filter is completely dry, glue the bigger circle on to the coffee filter. This is when you’ll need the two short lines of construction paper to give the 3D effect. Accordion fold the lines and glue them to the bigger circle. Space them out because you’ll be using them to hold up the smaller circle. I tried it with one and it was a complete fail. Glue the smaller circle to the accordion lines and let dry.

3d turkey

3d turkey

There you have it, a 3D turkey. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

Thanksgiving Paper Towel Roll Turkey

paper towel roll

I’m sure there’s a better name for that . . . 

Materials needed:

  • Paper towel
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper (again, fall colors)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil to trace

Step one: Trace a hand print on construction paper and cut it like before.  You can use the scraps from the first two crafts to get this done.

handprints

Step two: Cut the beak, and snood (red thing) out. Glue the eyes, beak, and snood to the paper towel roll. Once, you’re satisfied with the way it looks, glue the hand prints to the back of the paper towel roll.

paper towel turkey

That’s it . . . I think We’ll name him Oscar

This is a cute little craft for toddlers to do. It’s simple and it doesn’t take long at all.

To celebrate my five month journey, I gave making holiday printables a try. I made three Thanksgiving to do lists specifically for my blog subscribers. Subscribe to the blog for the access code! Thank you all so much for reading and supporting me on my blogging journey!

printables

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43 Comments

  1. November 23, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I love that the tree of thanks includes gratitude for ‘my fidget spinner’ Haha! Also, I’m pretty sure I missed most of 2017 too…how did that happen?!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Lol I’ll be glad when the fidget spinner craze is no more.

  2. November 21, 2017 / 1:19 am

    these are so cute! Will have to try these. Luckily my daughter seems to like to trace her hand 🙂

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Great! Let me know how it goes!

  3. November 21, 2017 / 12:37 am

    These are the cutest craft ideas! I will have to do this with my littles!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Yes!! There’s still time! Let me know how it goes.

  4. November 20, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    These are super cute! Thank you for sharing I was literally about to Google crafts 🙂 toilet paper turkey will be made 😉

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Ahh just in time lol!

  5. November 20, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    These are great crafts! My girls love drawing their hands on everything, so these will be perfect for them.

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Ayanna! Let me know how they liked it.

  6. November 20, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    We aren’t doing homeschool this week, so I’m going to try these crafts with the kiddo to keep her entertained.

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Let me know how she likes them!!

  7. Kimberly
    November 20, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    These look so fun! Will try this with my toddlers tomorrow!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks Kimberly!

  8. November 20, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Love these! I think my little one is a tad too young for the thankful tree, BUT she isn’t too young for the toilet paper roll turkey! Plus, who doesn’t have toilet paper rolls on hand? Lol

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Lol! I’m glad you liked them. Let me know how your turkey goes!

  9. November 20, 2017 / 8:46 am

    These are super cute! Will have to try with my 2 year old!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Lauren! Let me know how it goes!!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 21, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks!! Let me know how it goes!

  10. November 18, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    i remember doing a few of these as part of class parties as the class room mom.. it is always so much fun

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      I agree!

  11. November 18, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    My kids loved Thanksgiving crafts when they were little. It’s amazing how many things you can make with hands and construction paper or pie plates.

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      IKR! Thank you for reading!

  12. November 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    These crafts are so cute! I want to try the paper towel turkey. Love the idea of using hands to outline the feathers. So cute!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 17, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes

      • November 21, 2017 / 2:15 pm

        It went so well! My son refused to nap on Saturday and it would’ve been a wasted afternoon of just sticking him in front of the TV and counting the hours to bedtime. But instead, we sat down and did the craft and we enjoyed it so much, my husband and I also made our own turkeys. What can I say, we’re a bunch of turkeys! Thanks for sharing!

        • Chantal
          Author
          November 21, 2017 / 10:14 pm

          Haha that’s great ! I’m glad you all had fun.

  13. Shell
    November 17, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Aww these are such cute kids crafts!! My son would love doing these 🙂

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 17, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  14. November 17, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I love these ideas! My littles love doing things like this x

  15. November 17, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Lovely ideas..easy to make would surely going to try..Thanks for sharing

  16. November 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I love this, Chantel!! Will be trying these on with my little girl this weekend. I bet we’ll have a ball <3

  17. November 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I love this, Chantel!! Will be trying these on with my little girl this weekend. I bet we’ll have a ball <3

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 16, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks for reading, I’m sure you will !

  18. November 16, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Great ideas! I’ll have to try these out with my littles next week!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 16, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks! Let me know how it goes!!

  19. LaToya
    November 16, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Great craft ideas! Will be trying the paper towel roll turkey this holiday. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 16, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      No problem! Let me know how it goes.

  20. November 15, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Oooh that handprint idea is PERFECT for my toddler! And I think we could handle making a turkey out of it! Awesome — thanks!!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 15, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      No problem. Thanks for reading!

  21. November 15, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I’m loving these craft ideas!!

    My son would probably try to eat all of the materials so I’ll give it a year or two lol!

    & thanks so much for the shoutout mama!! Blogging wouldn’t be the same without you!

    • Chantal
      Author
      November 15, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      You’re so very welcome my love <3

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