Thanksgiving Craft Projects


Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude, sharing love and warmth, and spending quality time with loved ones. It is also a perfect time for unleashing creativity and engaging in fun craft projects with family and friends. Here are some ideas for Thanksgiving craft projects: whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or just looking for a fun activity to do with your kids during the holiday break.

Gratitude Jar:

Make a gratitude jar to express thanks and appreciate the blessings in your life. All you need is a clear jar, paper slips, and some decorative items. Cut the paper slips into small squares, and ask everyone in the family to write down something they’re thankful for. Fold the slips and place them in the jar. Decorate the jar with ribbons, stickers, or paint, and place it on the dinner table as a centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Wreath:

Create a beautiful Thanksgiving wreath for your front door or mantelpiece. Natural materials such as pinecones, acorns, fall leaves, or branches can be used. Gather your materials, glue gun, and a foam or wire wreath frame. Arrange your materials in a circular pattern and glue them onto the frame. Add a bow or other decorative elements to complete the look.

Handprint Turkeys:

This is a classic Thanksgiving craft that is always a hit with kids. You’ll need construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers. Trace your child’s hand on a sheet of construction paper, and cut it out. Use the cut-out as the turkey’s body and head. Add eyes, a beak, and feathers using different colors of construction paper. You can also add a fun message or decorate with glitter.

Thanksgiving Place Cards:

Personalize your Thanksgiving dinner table with handcrafted place cards. Cut out small rectangles or squares of cardstock and fold them in half. Write each guest’s name on the card and decorate with stickers, stamps, or markers. You can also add a small decorative element, such as a ribbon, feather, or pinecone, to make them extra special.

Pumpkin Centerpiece:

Create a stunning pumpkin centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Cut off the top of a pumpkin, and scoop out the flesh and seeds. Place a vase or jar inside the pumpkin and fill it with flowers or foliage. You can also add candles or small decorative items around the pumpkin to complete the look.

Gratitude Tree:

Create a gratitude tree to showcase the blessings in your life. Cut out paper leaves in different colors and write things you’re thankful for on each leaf. Attach the leaves to a tree branch using twine or ribbon. Display the gratitude tree on a table or mantelpiece and invite guests to add their own leaves.

Thankful Banner:

Make a thankful banner to display in your home. Cut out triangular shapes from cardstock or construction paper and write a letter on each one to spell out “Thankful” or “Grateful.” Decorate the triangles with markers, stickers, or glitter. Attach the triangles to a ribbon or twine with clips or glue, and hang the banner on your wall or mantelpiece.

These are just a few ideas for fun and easy Thanksgiving craft projects that you can do with your family and friends. Get creative and make it a fun and memorable holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kim Lazaroe

Hi, my name is Kim. I've always enjoyed making crafts for each holiday and season throughout the year. My fond memories are making crafts with my mom or helping my dad build something around the house. Now I get to create new crafting memories with my daughter and husband as well as share my knowledge and experience in crafting with the world. Hope you enjoy my site.

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