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25 Thanksgiving Crafts to Make With Your Kids

We all hope to teach our kids the true meaning of Thanksgiving – which is eating until your pants burst, of course. I kid. Gratitude and family, that’s what this holiday is about in our household. To that end, I’ve rounded up 25 activites you can do with your kids to celebrate Thanksgiving and start a dialogue about what gratitude means in your family. And these 25 Thanksgiving crafts are so adorable, everyone will enjoy them on your holiday table…

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  • Turkey Tea Lights 1 of 25
    Turkey Tea Lights
    Create these little turkeys with the kids and add battery-powered tea lights to illuminate the table.
    Learn how to make them at Disney.
  • Thankful Feathers 2 of 25
    Thankful Feathers
    A turkey with feathers filled with thankful thoughts can make a perfect centerpiece.
    Check it out on Make and Takes.
  • Thanksgiving Tree 3 of 25
    Thanksgiving Tree
    Say what you are most thankful for with a Thanksgiving tree.
    Check it out on Skip to my Lou.
  • Gratitude Mobile 4 of 25
    Gratitude Mobile
    A gratitude mobile is a creative way to say what you are grateful for.
    Find out more at Twig and Toadstool.
  • Glitter Corn 5 of 25
    Glitter Corn
    Dazzle up your table with some glitter corn.
    You can find the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
  • Hand Turkeys 6 of 25
    Hand Turkeys
    Trace your kids hands and feet to make this darling turkey.
    Check it out at Jolly Mom.
  • Recycled Vests 7 of 25
    Recycled Vests
    After bringing home Thanksgiving day groceries let your kids use the bags to make vests.
    Find out more at Just One Mom Trying.
  • Puppet Turkey 8 of 25
    Puppet Turkey
    Use a winter glove to make a hand puppet turkey.
    Get the tutorial at Reader's Digest.
  • Finger Puppets 9 of 25
    Finger Puppets
    If you don't have a glove, make little finger puppets to play with at the table.
    Learn how at Frog Prince Paperie..
  • Turkey Pinwheels 10 of 25
    Turkey Pinwheels
    The kids could help you decorate the table by making these turkey pinwheels.
    Check them out at Parents.
  • Thanksgiving Crowns 11 of 25
    Thanksgiving Crowns
    Kids love any excuse to wear a crown so why does Thanksgiving have to be any different?
    Learn how to make them on Twig and Toadstool.
  • Classic Turkey Handprint 12 of 25
    Classic Turkey Handprint
    A Turkey Handprint Keepsake is something you can hold onto for years to come.
    Check them out at Share & Remember.
  • Paper Plate Pilgrims 13 of 25
    Paper Plate Pilgrims
    Use paper plates to make adorable pilgrim faces.
    Learn how at All Kids Network.
  • Pilgrim Hats 14 of 25
    Pilgrim Hats
    A pilgrim hat is a fun dress up accessory for Thanksgiving.
    Check out how to make them at Martha Stewart.
  • Handprint Centerpiece 15 of 25
    Handprint Centerpiece
    Cut out your kids handprints to make this turkey centerpiece.
    Get the tutorial at Triad Smarty Pants.
  • Button Art 16 of 25
    Button Art
    Buttons can be used to make creative holiday art pieces.
    Get the tutorial at While He Was Napping.
  • Teepees 17 of 25
    Teepees
    These teepees are a fun way for kids to contribute to the holiday meal.
    Learn how to make them at These are a Few of My Favorite Moments.
  • Secret Treats 18 of 25
    Secret Treats
    What a fun project with a delicious treat inside.
    Get the tutorial today at One Charming Party.
  • Woven Placemats 19 of 25
    Woven Placemats
    The kids can help set up the table by making these woven placemats.
    Learn how to make them at Mind Bites.
  • Baby Cards 20 of 25
    Baby Cards
    A beautiful Baby's First Thanksgiving idea.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Napkin Tags 21 of 25
    Napkin Tags
    These napkin tags look great and are surprisingly easy to make.
    Find out how to make them at Two Shades of Pink.
  • Bowl of Thanks 22 of 25
    Bowl of Thanks
    Collect what you are grateful for into a Bowl of Thanksgiving.
    Find out more at The Daily B.
  • Noodle Necklaces 23 of 25
    Noodle Necklaces
    Dye dried noodles to make a special Thanksgiving necklace.
    Get the tutorial at Total Class Creative.
  • Paper Pumpkins 24 of 25
    Paper Pumpkins
    These simple paper pumpkins will make pretty accents to your table.
    Check out the tutorial at alphamom.
  • Dough Ornaments 25 of 25
    Dough Ornaments
    Salt dough works great for making Thanksgiving keepsakes..
    Get the tutorial at That Artist Woman.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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