Easy Thanksgiving Kids Crafts (Learn & Link With Linky)


My kids and I enjoy doing crafts throughout the year especially during the holidays. Here are some Thanksgiving crafts I have done with my kids over the years.


Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Thanksgiving kids crafts

Toilet Paper Tube Turkey’s

Toilet paper holder
googly eyes
construction paper (orange)
brown marker
I had my kids color their tubes with their brown markers, them they glued their feet and beaks on which I just quickly made out of construction paper, had them glue feathers on the backside of the turkey, then they glued their googly eyes on.

toilet paper turkey's


Hand print Turkey’s

Card Stock
Clothes Pins
Crayons, Scissors, Pencil
Googly eyes
I traced my older 4 children’s hands, cut them out and had them color them – their color choice then they painted their clothes pins.  Then they glued the googly eyes on, out of scrap paper I made the wattles and we glued them on. I made free hand the pilgrim hats for my boys and I took thin ribbon and we glued a hairbow on my daughter’s turkey. Then when the clothes pins dried we opened them up and clipped on their “legs”.

 Thanksgiving turkey hands

Coffee Filter Turkey


coffee filter

template washable

markers, glue

scissors crayons  


I used the turkey head and feet from the template on Making Learning Fun.    I printed off the template and had my kids color the turkey head and legs with crayons and then gave them the coffee filter which they colored with WASHABLE MARKERS (washable markers will be the only markers that will work) and then outside I gave them a spray bottle. They sprayed the coffee filter and then kept it outside so that it could dry. Once dried we glued it all together. Looks almost like a tie dye turkey! 

thanksgiving coffee turkey a



Paper Plate Pilgrims 


Paper Plates

Markers Glue (not a glue stick)


Construction Paper or Cardstock    

I started off my cutting out the bow at the bottom of the plate, cutting slits and then working my way around the plate for the rest of the head. Then I had my kids design their own faces  on their Pilgrims.  For girls: I used cardstock, cut them into rectangles ad then cut slits to look like strands of hair then glued underneath the bonnet.  For boys: I used black construction paper and drew out a hat and then yellow construction paper to cut out the buckle and glued to the top of the Pilgrim’s head.  

pilgrim collage


What Thanksgiving crafts have you done with  your children lately? Feel free to add them to the below linky even if they are not recent!



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  1. I love the TP roll turkeys. I have never seen those before, but I think I might try them with the boys!!

  2. These are fun crafts. I think we might make some paper plate crafts over the weekend too.

  3. These are some seriously cute ideas! I can’t wait to try those hand turkeys with my son 🙂

  4. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. I guess I’d better get out and buy a turkey!

  5. These are just precious. I think my kids would enjoy the coffee fllter craft the most.

  6. Thanks for this list! I’ll have to share it with my sister. Her kids love crafts

  7. These are all great craft ideas! My son always loves to get his hands in on gluing action!

  8. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    These crafts are all so fun. We love making the turkey hands, and they are fun to look back at over the years.

  9. What a great selection of crafts!
    I am pinning this for next year {We are Canadian so we have already had Thanksgiving}
    Love the toilet paper turkeys.
    So cute!

  10. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Very cute crafts for kids to make! the toilet paper roll turkeys are my favorite of the bunch.

  11. Aww. I love the toilet paper roll turkeys. They’re adorable. Thanks for the great crafty ideas.

  12. Those Thanksgiving crafts are SO CUTE! I especially love the little toilet paper roll turkeys!

  13. Awesome TP Turkeys. Love all the ideas.

  14. These are all such cute craft ideas! I’ll have to try some of these with my kids!

  15. Super cute! I know my kids will enjoy making these. Googly eyes are always fun : )

  16. Those are some cute ideas. I love crafts that involve hands.

  17. I love these! I remember when my niece and nephew used to bring stuff like this home from school. They were always so proud.

  18. Cute project ideas. I especially like the toilet rolls.

  19. I think my daughter would have a blast creating some of these! We’ll probably do the toilet paper roll one this weekend!

  20. These are such cute ideas! Turkey hands are always a hit!

  21. These are really great. My niece and nephew used to come home from school with crafts like these all the time. We still have most of them.

  22. The toilet paper turkeys are just too cute! What a great list of projects!

  23. I miss the days of paper plate crafting. Those were magical days when my son thought I was still the coolest and toilet paper rolls were great toys…

  24. I like the turkey hands the best. They are so cute and fun, I remember when my kids brought those things home!

  25. Those crafts are adorable!! I remember making crafts out of toilet paper rolls when I was younger!! Looks like a ton of fun to make too!

  26. Cute ideas for those with young ones. I always liked making hand turkeys when I was in school.

  27. I love the toliet paper turkey. My son made these when he was little. 12 years ago now!

  28. It is always g2reat fun to get kids involved with arts and crafts projects.

  29. I think your tp turkeys are so cute. What a great idea.

  30. I love all of these crafts, and although I have older kids I do have a toddler that will love these.

  31. This posts reminds me of when my kids were little. We had so much fun making holiday crafts. I especially love the little hands.

  32. I love this! It reminds me of when my kids were young. The hand turkeys are so cute. We did something similar. but without the clothespins.

  33. I just did the hand turkey with my toddler last week as something to do with her and she loved it. 🙂

  34. These are really cute! I love the turkey hands because in a few years you can look back at how small they were.

  35. So cute, I remember making crafts with my children when they were little. I still do, but this time its a little different. Thanks for sharing and bringing back the memories.

  36. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are such cute crafts. I used to do a lot of different crafts when my kids were little. They make good gifts for grandparents.

  37. We always have a surplus of toilet paper rolls! Now I know what to do with them!

  38. These are all such wonderful ideas. I will have to try some of these out.

  39. These are so adorable. Definitely going to use some of these for my homeschool co-op class.

  40. I love the Turkeys with the clothes pin legs! That’s such a cute idea and would be perfect for the kid’s table for name place cards!

  41. Very cute, I love the coffee filter turkeys. It is always fun to do crafts with the kids!

  42. Those are all so cute! There’s nothing more special than crafts handmade by kids!

  43. Creative ideas.Kids of all ages can do this. lot of creative projects can b done wid Tp roll

  44. I can’t remember how many turkey plates I’ve made in my day. I love all these ideas though. So cute and the kids can do them over and over!

  45. How cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Love this idea for the little ones…….so sweet…

  47. What a great collection of Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Thanks!

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