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Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

{Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids}

 Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get kids involved in creating decor. Using some simple supplies like paper, felt and googly eyes, children can make some fantastic projects. Grab your little gobblers and let them help get your home ready for Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

Here are six festive projects for the kiddos. It turns out googly eyes are almost essential for Thanksgiving craft projects! 

Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

 Family Thanksgiving Art

Supplies: 12 x 12 Frame, 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper, sticky back felt, 5 different colors of felt (for feathers), scissors, orange pipe cleaner, googly eye. black Tulip Dimensional Paint, Aleene’s Tacky Glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Remove glass from frame.

Step 2: Cut large and small circle out of sticky back felt. Stick on 12 x 12 scrapbook paper to make turkey body.

Step 3: Cut a “feather” out of felt for each family member. Write name of each family member on a feather with dimensional (puffy) paint. Let set.

Step 4: After names have set. use glue to put feathers on turkey.

Step 5: Cut a beak and waddle out of felt, glue on turkey face along with googly eye.

Step 6: Create two turkey legs and feet from orange pipe cleaner. Glue on turkey.

 Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

Turkey Hand Towels

Supplies: 2 brown hand towels, 1 piece brown sticky back felt, 2 sets of googly eyes, red rick rack ribbon, 5 different colors of felt, scissors, Aleene’s Tacky Glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Trace a drinking class on back of sticky back felt and cut out to make turkey face. Stick turkey face on towel.

Step 2: Cut small beak out of felt. Glue googly eyes, beak and red rick rack on felt to make turkey face.  

Step 3: Cut five feathers out of felt. 

Step 4: Glue felt feathers on back of handtowel.

Step 5: Repeat steps so you have two Turkey Hand Towels, each with turkey face on front and feathers on back.

Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

Corny Containers 

 Supplies: 3 different sized Mason Jars (with diamond pattern), sheets of green crepe paper, 3 sets of googy eyes, 1 1/2 bags of yellow Sixlet candy, green raffia, scissors, double sided tape and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

 Step 1: Fill Mason Jars with candy.
 
Step 2: Wrap jars in green crepe paper, secure with double sided tape.
 
Step 3: Glue googly eyes on.
 
Step 4: Tie green raffia on top.

 Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

Turkey Cupcake Picks

Supplies: Brown cardstock, 3 different ribbon patterns, googly eyes, red rick rack ribbon, yellow felt, scissors, craft sticks, and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

1. Using a drinking glass, trace 10 circles on brown cardstock and cut out (makes 5 turkeys).

2. Cut ribbon. I used 4 inches of 3 different ribbon patters.

3. Glue 5 pieces of ribbon (folded in half) on one cardstock circle and use glue to secure. Cover that circle with another circle and glue.

4. Cut beak out of yellow felt. Glue eyes, beak and rik rack ribbon on top circle for turkey face.

5. Glue graft stick on back. Repeat until you have desired number of turkeys. 

Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

 Turkey Lollipops

Supplies: Burlap, small pilgrim hats, adhesive googly eyes, red ric rack ribbon, thin ribbon (for around the neck), faux leaves, Hersey’s kisses wrapped in orange foil, lollipops, scissors and Aleene’s Tacky Glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Cut 5 x 5 squares of burlap to cover the lollipops.

Step 2: Cover lollipop. Tie ribbon around “neck” of turkey.

Step 3: Cut beak out of felt and waddle from rik rack.

Step 4: Glue hat, beak and waddle on turkey and stick googly eyes on.

Step 5: Glue lollipop to faux leaf.

Thanksgiving Craft Projects for Kids

Pinecone Turkey 

Supplies: pinecones, large brown pom poms, brown chenille stems, googly eyes, red and yellow felt, medium and small multicolored feathers, Beacon 3-in-1 Glue, scissors. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: For each turkey, cut out a yellow beak and red waddle from the felt. Glue the beak, waddle and 2 googly eyes on a large pom pom to create the turkey’s head. Let it dry.

Step 2: Glue the pom pom to the pinecone and let dry.

Step 3: To make feet, cut 1 chenille stem into 4 equal pieces. Twist together in the middle, then bend the ends towards each other to create feet. Curl toes under. Glue to bottom of pinecone.

Step 4: For the turkey’s tail, glue feathers on pinecone.

 Wishing you a Crafty Thanksgiving!

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Comments

  1. These are wonderful! I always loved working on turkey Thanksgiving projects with my mom all through growing up. This is bringing back so much nostalgia!
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  2. I can see your blog again! I don’t know why, but it kept giving me some privacy error for months and now it’s back! Anyway, love these ideas and will take a closer look for crafty fun with my son :)
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  3. They’re all so cute, but I’m totally smitten with those corn jars! Adorable!

    <3 Jenn
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