Kids will have fun being creative and will keep them busy while you cook Thanksgiving dinner. To keep their creativeness going, tell them you need their help to decorate the house for Thanksgiving dinner. This will keep them motivated and excited to show off their newly made holiday creations.
Check out these two simple and fun Thanksgiving Day crafts for kids.
Kids will have fun creating and wearing this festive Thanksgiving crown they can wear all day, especially when they greet arriving guests.
Construction Paper in a Fall Color
Orange Pipe Cleaners
Pencil or Pen
Tissue Paper in Fall Colors
Thanksgiving Themed Stickers
Cut construction paper lengthwise into strips approximately four inches wide. Make a circle out of strips and tape together large enough to fit around child’s head. Take tissue paper and create flowers to place around the crown and decorate with stickers. Take pipe cleaners and make into a spiral using a pen or pencil and tape a coupe of them to the inside of the crown sticking up. At the tip of the pipe cleaners add construction paper cutouts with stickers on them.
Turkey Hand Place Mats
Have the kids create decorative place mats for your guests coming to Thanksgiving dinner. They are simple and kids have fun decorating these masterpieces.
White or Ivory Construction Paper
Colored Pencils, Markers
Directions:Have kids trace their hands onto a sheet of paper then have them turn the outline into a turkey. Have them make their thumb into the turkey’s head and decorate the rest as the tail feathers. Kids can decorate the rest of the sheet of paper with whatever they want, keeping it within the Thanksgiving theme. If desired, laminate the placemats for use at future Thanksgiving dinners.