There鈥檚 nothing like the holidays聽to bring out the kid in everyone. Deep fried turkey, scrumptious stuffing, a smorgasbord of聽side dishes,聽and pumpkin pie聽鈥 what鈥檚 not to love?聽If you鈥檙e looking to deck your halls with聽Thanksgiving goodness聽in prep for feast day, say no to聽mass-produced ceramic gourds, foam centerpieces, and plastic garlands, and DIY 鈥檈m. Making and doing is so much fun, especially when there are little聽crafters on board. Here are 70 Thanksgiving projects that will聽delight all kids, young and old.

DIY Candy Cornucopia Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

1.聽DIY Candy Cornucopia: Oh, em, gee 鈥 these aren鈥檛 your gramma鈥檚 cornucopias. These pastel horns of plenty are so bright and modular, they聽give today鈥檚聽Thanksgiving tablescapes a聽needed modern聽twist. All you need is a pencil, ruler, scissors, glue, and your choice of colorful card stock, and you鈥檙e good to go. (via Minted)

DIY Thanksgiving Puppet Crafts for Kids

2.聽DIY Thanksgiving Puppets: Based on Jim Henson鈥檚 Turkey Hollow, these adorable stick puppets will give the聽kids hours of fun, first making the puppets and then acting out with them. The movie鈥檚 theme (what, no internet?) is sure to resonate with any kiddos聽paying holiday visits this time of year. (via聽Oh Happy Day!)

Thanksgiving Turkey Balloon Crafts for Kids

3.聽Thanksgiving Turkey Balloons: Sometimes the simplest crafts are the best. Your standard oblong balloons turned on the聽side make聽a聽perfect bird shape. Kids will have so much fun聽adding googly eyes, an orange聽beak, and a red snood to create these sunny聽yellow聽gobblers. (via聽Design Improvised)

Crayon Turkeys for the Thanksgiving Kids' Table

5.聽Crayon Turkeys for the Thanksgiving Kids鈥 Table: You saw and drill the driftwood; kids have聽fun pasting the faces and choosing the colors that聽will make up the 鈥渢ails.鈥澛燘onus: These cute gobblers聽double as聽colorful and festive decor for your Thanksgiving聽kids鈥 table. (via Paging Supermom)

Felt Fall Leaf Garland Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

6.聽Felt Fall Leaf Garland: One of the best things about fall is the colorful foliage. This leafy garland is made from premium wool felt that will stand the test of time. This is聽one craft you鈥檒l reuse again and again,聽breaking it out as part of your Thanksgiving tradition. (via聽Cutesy Crafts)

Colorful Turkey Paper Plate Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

7. Colorful Turkey Paper Plate Craft: These pastel Tom Turkeys are so simple to assemble, the project聽can double as a kids鈥 table activity. Little fingers will be聽occupied for hours while honing聽tracing and cutting skills. (via Hello, Wonderful)

DIY Dream Catcher Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

8.聽DIY Dream Catchers: Looking for a charming Native American theme to introduce this Thanksgiving? Kids really dig the idea of聽dream catchers, and this version is聽so colorful and cute, they鈥檇 make a sweet takeaway to聽hang above their beds. (via Petite Party Studio)

DIY Paper Boat Thanksgiving Decorations

9.聽DIY Paper Boat Decorations: Nothing could be more appropriate聽than a festive Mayflower armada decorating聽your feast day table. Kids will love gluing the paper sails to the masts made from wooden skewers, as they hear all about the first Thanksgiving. (via Oh Happy Day!)

Thanksgiving Turkey Puppets Craft for Kids

10.聽Thanksgiving Turkey Puppets Craft: These turkey finger puppets聽are sure to put a big smile on everyone鈥檚 face. Kids will not only enjoy making them 鈥 they鈥檒l play with them for hours. (via Artsy Momma)


11.聽Woodland Creature Cup Crafts: These budget-friendly woodland creature cups are so fun to put together,聽and they make playful table聽decor. They鈥檙e just the right vessel聽for holding kiddo-size snacks.聽(via Simple As That)


12.聽Thanksgiving Kids Table: Small gourds make the perfect bird shapes. Just add some googly eyes, a beak, and feathers and voila! 鈥 festive turkeys. When you鈥檝e got a聽table this cute, everyone will want a seat at the kiddie table. (via聽Design Improvised)


13.聽Sculpey Turkey Finger Puppet: Sculpey clay comes in such vibrant colors, it makes the perfect clay for little finger puppets. These little guys聽need to bake in the oven and cool for聽a day before they鈥檙e ready for play, so this is a good craft to get kids in the holiday mood in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. (via聽Twodaloo)


14.聽Cereal Box Turkeys: If kids can cut circles out of cardboard, they can master聽this craft. Bonus: Upcycling cereal boxes teaches kids that it鈥檚 fun to recycle. (via Plum Pudding)


15.聽Easy DIY Fall Headband: These聽fall headbands are cute and oh-so festive聽鈥 and they聽work聽for both girls and聽boys. They also double as colorful photo booth props for Turkey Day selfies. (via聽Make Life Lovely)


16.聽Pinecone Turkeys: Pine cones are the perfect shape to make a turkey body, and the feathers tuck nicely into the spindly folds. Just add a beak and googly eyes聽and these little gobblers come alive. (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)


17. Cork Boat Armada: Now here鈥檚聽an armada that will actually float! And kids will really聽enjoy adding wrapping paper聽鈥渟ails鈥 to the toothpick 鈥渕asts鈥 and weighting the corks聽with pennies for ballast. (via Kate鈥檚 Creative Space)


18.聽Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet Craft: These precious folk art turkey puppets are easy to make and provide hours of imaginative play. Bonus: They double as festive Thanksgiving Day decor. (via Mer Mag)


19.聽DIY Autumn聽Garland: This fall garland聽is filled with pine cones, buckeyes, and other fruits of nature, so it will work for the holidays and see you right through to spring. Kids will enjoy exploring the outdoors while collecting bits of nature, then helping to string and bead the garland. (via聽Make and Do Crew)


20.聽DIY Turkey Shirt: This craft can be made no-sew by using iron-on fabric squares, available in craft stores and in the sewing aisle of big box stores. Turkey faces are super easy, so let the kids freehand the shapes. The crazier they come out, the better! (via Artsy-Fartsy Mama)


21.聽Toilet Roll Owl: TP rolls and corrugated cardboard cup holders聽(the kind you see聽at Starbucks; hint, hint) can be upcycled into the cutest little forest creatures, like this adorable owl. Kids will enjoy brushing up on their cutting and gluing skills. (via聽MollyMoo Crafts)


22.聽Wine Cork Turkey Place Card Holders: This cork craft is easy and fun to make, and it adds a splash of fall color to your Thanksgiving table decor. Click through for a template for the feathers and beaks. (via聽Everyday Dishes)


23.聽Free聽Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props: These first Thanksgiving-themed photo props could not be cuter! Kids will enjoy cutting them out and playing pretend pilgrim. Your guests will enjoy sharing photobooth聽selfies in their social feeds. (via聽The Dating Divas)


24.聽Origami Pumpkin Garland: These little origami shapes are so easy to pull off with the provided template and tutorial. It鈥檚 a common shape kids can聽learn and use again and again. Just change the color of the construction paper to make apples, strawberries, and so on to suit each聽season. (via My Poppet)


25.聽Turkey Glove Puppet: Jump-start this craft聽by using some inexpensive cotton glove liners in fall colors. You wield the needle and thread, while kids enjoy staying in the lines and聽tracing the template shapes. The end result is a cute little gobbler they鈥檒l play with for days. (via聽Dream a Little Bigger)


26.聽Cinnamon Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments: Kids will dig聽blending three different colors of salt dough to聽get a聽real-life fall foliage look.聽Moms will love having these beautiful keepsakes to pack away and bring out every holiday decorating season. (via聽The Imagination Tree)


27.聽Pinecone and Leaves Turkey Craft: This pinecone turkey has a colorful tail that鈥檚 cleverly made from聽foraged leaves. Kids will love collecting the leaves, and you鈥檒l love the free craft supplies!聽(via聽Easy Peasy and Fun)


28. Thanksgiving Turkey Bow Headband: Little girls love wearable crafts, and they鈥檒l cherish this聽Thanksgiving headband. The array of ribbons and bows in cheerful fall colors make it extra festive, but the star of the show is the little turkey face that you make with聽polymer clay. (via Happy Hour Projects)


29.聽DIY Felt Pilgrim Hat: These no-sew girls鈥 pilgrim hats are so easy to make. Just grab your scissors and glue gun and click through for the downloadable template. Then kick up your feet and watch聽the scene unfold, as the kiddos聽enjoy聽hours of imaginative pilgrim play. (via Say Yes)


30.聽Pony Bead Indian Corn: Now here鈥檚 a kids鈥 table craft that calls for just two materials: beads and pipe cleaners. They鈥檒l dress up the table in fall festive colors, then get to take them home as mementos. (via Cutesy Crafts)


31. Yarn Pumpkin Garland: If they聽can make a yarn pom-pom, they can master these little orange pumpkins, which are based on a pom-pom craft without the cut edges. They string up easily on green pipe-cleaner 鈥渟tems鈥 and look so festive strung over the mantle. (via Design Improvised)


32. DIY Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decoration: This lovely craft helps kids practice the art of gratitude, so it鈥檚 fitting for Thanksgiving Day. Have the kids collect colorful leaves in the days leading up to the party. Filling out the things to be grateful for is a group activity the whole table will enjoy. (via Julep)


33.聽Handprint Turkey Plate: This craft will forever capture the little handprints of all the kiddos in the family. Seal it with a glaze and it鈥檚 a serving platter, or simply display it each year at Thanksgiving time as part of your Thanksgiving聽decor. (via Inspirational Momma)


34. Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins: Everyone HEARTS mason jar crafts, because there are so many things we聽can do with them. This clever pumpkin centerpiece made of painted metal lids adds a pop of jolly orange to your Thanksgiving tablescape. (via The Country Cook)


35.聽Fall Leaf Wreath: This snazzy wreath is made from materials you can find in any crafts store. So what are you waiting for? Down with Mr. Bones and up with fall foliage, just in time for Turkey Day. (via聽Design Improvised)


36.聽The Thankful Tree: In between courses, everyone at the table can participate in this craft by jotting down the things they are most grateful for. School-age kids get to practice their skills as they聽take turns reading each leaf aloud before tying it on the tree. (via Simply Vintage Girl)


37.聽Thanksgiving Decoration and Ice Breaker: This one鈥檚 for y鈥檃ll聽who love to deck the聽halls in gold聽this time of year. It really does add that magical聽touch of bling. Better yet 鈥 this tutorial includes a fun party game template to get everyone chatting. (via聽Home Made by Carmona)


38.聽Thanksgiving Turkey Craft: These little birds are cleverly made聽out of those little apples you see in every craft store. The gold paint jazzes things up, while聽the feathers cut from scrap card stock are such a pop of color. (via聽One Dog Woof)


39. Modern Pink Pine Cone Turkey: While most pine cone turkeys聽come with聽traditional brown, yellow, and orange feathers, this DIY shakes聽things up a bit. The end result is a more contemporary turkey that聽fits right in with modern decor. (via Hello, Wonderful!)


40. Paper Boats: Step-by-step printing and folding instructions聽will make you a paper boat craft pro forever more. Click through for jolly boat decorations that allow聽each kiddo to customize his or her sloop. (via Maple Paper)


41.聽Thanksgiving Banner of Gratitude: Nothing reminds us of the true meaning of Thanksgiving like a gratitude garland. Bonus: This one鈥檚 a craft that kids of all ages can work on together. (via


42. DIY Color Wrapped Wheat:聽Here鈥檚 a centerpiece that reminds everyone of today鈥檚聽abundance compared to the first Thanksgiving, when wheat聽was scarce. Kids wrap colorful ribbons around聽each stalk of wheat, adding聽a rainbow聽of colors to your聽Turkey Day table. (via Inspired by Charm)


43.聽Pumpkin & Pine Cone Turkey Craft: Don鈥檛 toss those post-Halloween gourds just yet. Gourd + pine cone + feathers = turkey with stunning rainbow plumage. (via聽Plenty of Paprika)


44.聽Felt Headband: Kids love to dress up, and this felt headband will be聽beloved by boys and girls alike. The best thing of all is to eavesdrop while the kids improvise their roles. (via Kiwi Crate)


45.聽Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups:聽Kids get impatient when adult dinner conversation drags on long after little tummies are full.聽So stock some crayons at the kids鈥 table and聽give聽the little guys something to do;聽everyone will聽*thank* you for it. (via Lil鈥 Luna)


46.聽Kids Thanksgiving Turkey Craft: Colorful baking cups make the perfect turkey plumage. Fan them out, attach a pom-pom head and a paper beak, and you are good to go! (via聽Oh My Creative)


47. Silly Turkey Craft: This聽little guy聽is oh-so cute and comes together quickly using a聽downloadable printable. Bonus: He聽doubles as a darling place card holder for聽the kids鈥 table. (via Positively Splendid)


48.聽Vintage Thanksgiving Card Banner: This one鈥檚 for the vintage babes in the house 鈥 you know who you are! Antique postcards make a sweet Turkey Day banner and they don鈥檛 have to cost you a thing. Click through for tips on locating the free printables that were included in this craft. (via聽BugabooCity)


49.聽Boy鈥檚 Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat: There鈥檚 nothing more fun than watching kids聽enjoy role play, enacting the first Thanksgiving. This one鈥檚 for the little boys at the table. It鈥檚 just like the hats you see in catalogs this time of year, but without the *imaginative* price tag.聽(via聽Make Life Lovely)


50. DIY Thanksgiving Mayflower Voyage Magnet Game: The object of this craft game is to move your聽Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Rock. A magnet placed on the back of the box attracts the聽paper clip that鈥檚聽glued to the back of the boat. Genius! (via聽Hello, Wonderful!)


51.聽Boat Place Card: Now here鈥檚 a crafty idea: Cover the children鈥檚 table with a paper map, then have the kiddos help fold the little boats and write their names on the sails. This project聽will keep them happily occupied for hours, and the end product looks so festive. (via聽Martha Stewart)


52.聽Turkey and Pumpkin Thanksgiving Garland: This adorable yarn garland is so cute, you鈥檒l find yourself breaking it out again year after year. Kids will enjoy creating the yarn balls that become the turkeys and pumpkins. (via聽Frugal Mom Eh!)


53.聽How to Make Paper Pumpkins: These little paper pumpkins look so sophisticated, but they鈥檙e quick and easy to assemble. Use your choice of colored paper strips, or substitute leather if you want an extra chic decoration that will look good for years to come. (via Life With Lovebugs)


54.聽The First Thanksgiving Play Props: The more kids, the merrier when you鈥檝e got fun props to play with. Kids young and old聽will enjoy聽reenacting history with these adorable play props聽they create themselves. (via I Love to Create)


55.聽DIY Teepee Kids Craft and Centerpiece: Kid鈥檚 toy or creative centerpiece 鈥 you decide. These adorable teepees are made using plain, white paper and toothpicks. But you could jazz them up by subbing colorful wrapping paper or cardstock, and they鈥檇 make a beautiful table centerpiece or mantle decor. (via Paging Supermom)


56. Turkey Wine Cork Placecards: The silly turkey faces on these place cards聽will put a smile on everyone鈥檚聽face at the table. Nothing says Thanksgiving like a colorful little Turkey with a fan of聽festive feathers. (via Teaspoon Living)


57.聽No Sew Turkey Headband: Before you run out and buy festive headbands for the kids, check out this inexpensive DIY. Velcro makes them one size fits all, so each kiddo at the table can wear one. (via Toddler Approved)


58.聽Pinecone Turkey Craft for Kids: This DIY is like two crafts in one, combining festive beading with a traditional turkey pinecone. Pipe cleaners make it easy for even the smallest hands to be able to wire in the beaded feathers. (via One Creative Mommy)


59.聽Marbled Autumn Salt Dough: To get the vivid colors needed in this salt dough, you鈥檙e going to toss in聽several heaping spoonfuls of powdered tempera paint. Add a glossy coat of mod podge after they bake, and you get a swirled mix of fall colors that looks sparkly and marbleized. (via聽Twodaloo)


60. Fall Leaves Garland DIY: This cute little leaf garland could not be simpler to pull off, but the end result is so impressive. Cut leaves from various colors of felt, punch holes, then sew a thick cord yarn through. This is one fall themed garland you鈥檒l never want to take down. (via A Beautiful Mess)


61.聽Turkey Puppets: Here鈥檚 a fun holiday craft that will聽engage the kiddos,聽while the adults聽put the聽finishing touches on the Thanksgiving table. Older kids can help the little ones with聽tricky cutting, but kids of all ages will want聽to play. (via聽Tori Avey)

62. DIY Pie Place Card Holders:聽Kids can help set the table with pride when they make their own place card holders.聽(via The Glitter in My Tea)

63. Squeeze Paint Pumpkin Turkey:聽Leftover pumpkins from Halloween can be salvaged in time for Thanksgiving with聽some super messy fun. (via Hello, Wonderful)

64. Wood Place Card Holders:聽Now those wood slices and cutouts can go to good use and keep the small ones occupied in the lead up to dinner. (via Lolly Jane)

65. Wishbone Balloons:聽Kids can decorate balloons with stickers or stencils聽and then display them on their table as a colorful and festive centerpiece. (via Balloon Time)

66. Painted Leaf Art: Have them paint one-of-a-kind table decor to supplement your runner or seasonal decor. (via Handmade Charlotte)

67.聽Thankful Paper Turkey: In case people need a little reminder, putting together a few of these is a good way to keep everyone humble and thankful. (via Hello, Wonderful)

68. Honeycomb Paper Turkeys: You won鈥檛 want to clear the table when you鈥檙e done with dinner if it means removing these little cuties. (via Julep)

69. Felt Finger Puppets: Felt crafts are the order of the day because who doesn鈥檛 love googly eyes on everything. (via Southern Mom Loves)

70. Paper Roll Pilgrims:聽Create an entire cast of characters in an afternoon with an upcycle and some craft paper.聽(via聽Uteki)

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Additional Reporting by Ariel Garneau.