39 Fantastic and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Greetings, DIYers!

If you’re looking for fun, inside activities for your kids or class this Thanksgiving season, look no further! We’ve collected a wide-range of adorable, family-friendly DIY crafts that will help you get into the holiday spirit. These projects range in skill level so even your toddlers can get in on the fun, while others are perfect for your pre-teens and teens.

We are so thankful for our loyal readers and we hope you have fun with these fantastic and fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids!


Leaf Crown

Going for a walk and collecting beautiful leaves is a fun Fall activity. But then what do you do with them?! Why not try this beautiful leaf crown?

Found Red Ted Art

Thankful Tree

This tree is a beautiful addition to your home both in spirit and visual appeal and whole family can work on it together!

Found The DIY Mommy

Pumpkin Pinecone

This awesome pumpkin pinecone is a great way to bring nature indoors and create a unique craft that your kids will be proud of!

Found Glues to my Crafts

Leafy Hedgehog Craft

Invite this adorable woodland creature into your home with this fun and simple leafy craft!

Found Crafty Morning

Apple Scented Homemade Playdough

This is a perfect activity to keep the kids entertained on Thanksgiving! You can even store the playdough in the apple mason jar craft found below!

Found My Joy Filled Life

Apple Mason Jar

This is so cute and perfect for stashing candy or other small toys!

Found The 36th Avenue

DIY Leaf Dream Catcher

This DIY leaf dream catcher is an adorable addition to the home and super simple to make! Plus it gives a great opportunity to reflect on special fall memories as you write them on the leaf templates with the family.

Found Handmade Charlotte

Leaf Animals

This craft works for a wide age range! See how creative your littles can get with this adorable leaf animal DIY!

Found My Owl Barn

Owl Family Tree

Have your family represented with this fun and adorable owl tree!

Found Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Easy Tissue Paper Sunflower Craft

Paper crafts are budget friendly and fun! This sunflower is one piece of art that you’ll be proud to display on your refrigerator this Thanksgiving!

Found Arty Crafty Kids

Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet

It’s as fun to make as it is to play with! This Thanksgiving turkey puppet will be the perfect addition to your festivities this year.

Found Handmade Charlotte

Leaf Suncatcher Craft

Brighten up your windows with this perfect DIY activity that you can do with kids!

Found The Best Ideas for Kids

Pumpkin Play Clay

This recipe takes only 2 ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards and can create hours of fun! Plus it smells nice and festive!

Found Growing a Jeweled Rose

Fox Popsicle Art

This fox popsicle craft is an adorable project that is fun to play with afterwards!

Found Glued to My Crafts

Gratitude Pumpkin

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude! This is a great craft to talk about all of the things we all have to be thankful for.

Found The Moffat Girls

Watercolor Fall Wreath

Your kids can help you welcome Thanksgiving guests by helping to make this awesome watercolor fall wreath to hang at your doorway!

Found Happiness is Homemade

Book Pumpkin

This adorable and fun pumpkin book craft is the perfect addition to Fall décor!

Found Kids Activities Blog

Autumn Yarn Wrapped Leaf Craft

Capture all the colors of Autumn with this awesome yarn wrapped leaf craft!

Found Kids Craft Room

Upcycled Egg Carton Pumpkin Patch

This upcycle project is the perfect way to spend a brisk fall afternoon! Why not give it a try?

Found Glued to My Crafts

Clay Leaf Bowls

This is a simple and functional DIY that is easy to do with your kids!

Found Emma Owl

Stuffed Paper Apples

This cute, rustic project will help your littles develop their motor skills and create something that they can be proud of!

Found Buggy and Buddy

Scarecrow Pasta Puppet

This adorable scarecrow puppet is a fun activity that can be made with items you already have at home!

Found Handmade Charlotte

Dixie Cup Squirrels

Invite these cute critters into your home by doing this fun Fall craft at home!

Found The Pinterested Parent

Decoupage Pumpkins

Need a fun afternoon activity? repurpose old magazines and a Halloween pumpkin with this awesome decoupage pumpkin!

Found Southern Living

Fall Leaf Mobile

This Fall leaf mobile is super cute and easy enough to make with your littles!

Found Something Silly 

Paper Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a delicious part of the Thanksgiving experience! Why not honor it with a fun paper craft?!

Found A Night Owl Blog

Corn on the Cob Craft Painting

It might be a little messy, but this corn on the cob craft painting activity is also fantastic and fun!

Found Natural Beach Living

Sticky Fall Tree Activity for Toddlers

This is a fun activity to get your toddler in the creative spirit, give it a try!

Found Toddler Approved

DIY Apple Birdseed Feeder

Create this beautiful and yummy snack for your local birds and admire them as they visit your yard!

Found Natural Beach Living

Painted Pinecone Turkey DIY

This takes a little bit more advanced motor-skill, but it turns out great!

Found Live Craft Eat

Paper Plate Apple Tree

This is a super cute and classic craft that uses a couple of different skills to get it done. Give it a try with your little ones!

Found Non Toy Gifts

Watercolor Leaf and Branch Mobile

Have fun painting together and creating this beautiful watercolor leaf and branch mobile!

Found Happiness is Homemade

Thanksgiving Corn Craft

Not only is this super cute, it’s a great way to get rid of some of that left over Halloween candy corn!

Found Made to be a Momma


Paper Plate Owl Craft

Spend an afternoon together using a paper plate to make this cute owl!

Found Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Windy Fall Leaves Sensory Bottle

These sensory bottles, or “calm down” bottles are not only fun to make, they’re fun and effective to use afterwards!

Found Rhythms of Play

Paper Plate Turkey

This is a CLASSIC kids Thanksgiving DIY and we would be remiss to leave it off of the list! Who doesn’t love painting a turkey!?

Found I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Bag Scarecrow Puppet

This is another classic Fall activity that you can do at home!

Found Simple Everyday Mom

Cinnamon Slime

I know this is a hot button DIY… but if you’re still allowing slime in your home, why not try this festive, cinnamon slime?!

Found Kimspired DIY

No-Carve Leafy Pumpkin

Pumpkin decorating isn’t just for Halloween! You can dress up a pumpkin for Thanksgiving by decoupaging leaves for a beautiful decoration!

Found Southern Living