This craft requires some , , and a few other supplies, but it's super easy to make. Your kids will want to keep these cute lil' turkeys around for good.
You'll can instantly download the files for this adorable turkey favor box. Just print the pages out on durable paper, then have the little ones cut them out and glue them together.
A spinning "pie" chart can help kids pinpoint what they're thankful for. Cut out a construction paper circle the same size as the inside of a . Attach with , then remove a "slice" of pie. Write "I'm Thankful for …" along the top and ask them to add responses as they rotate the "slice" around the pie. Take it one step further with a simple "turkey leg" stuffed with candy, popcorn, or other goodies. Tape a paper bag's opening shut and wrap frayed white paper around the end. Finish by adding the child's name.
Your kids' love for rainbow-everything translates perfectly to this seasonal canvas. Attach the dried leaves to popsicle sticks for a "flower" or use a headband as a festive dress-up piece.
When you're turkey-ed out, gather pinecones in the backyard to make other woodland creatures, like this too-cute crew from Lia Griffith. (Just leave the hot-gluing to adults, of course.)
Every foam craft in this four-project set is simple enough for even the littlest hands to assemble 'em. Let kids choose from a cornucopia door sign, a turkey dressed as a Pilgrim, a "tree of thanks," and a Peanuts picture frame.
Before you get out the Christmas advent calendar, try this day-counting ritual. Use clothespins to clip faux leaves to a twine-stringed frame. Then ask the kids to write down something they're grateful for each day of November and add it to the board.
Encourage the kiddos to get ahead on that book report over the break by making these cute placemarkers. Attach leaves trimmed from felt to popsicle sticks and you're good to go.
Introduce kids to the whole family before they visit for the holidays. For a seasonal spin, swap in red and orange for the springtime greens.
You might be feasting inside, but don't forget about the birds outside. Give 'em a bona fide buffet by enlisting littles one to press sticky seeds into a mold. Then just wait for the backyard action to begin.
Mimic the changing leaves outside with on-hand supplies. Stick to traditional colors or let the kids add extra embellishments like stickers, doodles, or glitter glue.
There's lots of turkey talk already, so why not try another bird-brained project? A paper owl can become a puppet, hat, or mask depending on where you attach the string.
Make a pint-sized Mayflower and give the kids a mini history lesson about the Pilgrims' transatlantic voyage. These too-cute vessels can even double as place cards for the big meal!
Apple picking is one of the best parts of fall, and this paper craft only adds to the fun. Recycle cardboard tubes as the core, and top with for the skin.
Don't do all of the prep work yourself. Enlist the kids to rip up tissue paper and they'll gladly help out.
Far-away family will love this adorable greeting card. Use tiny hands to stamp out pumpkins (or red apples), and have kids write a little hello.
Painting on top of backyard leaves creates graphic negative space when you peel them away. Plus, it's an excuse to head outside and find the necessary supplies.
Breakfast becomes kernels in this clever fall craft. Use or even for a multicolor effect.
A much easier version of the ever-popular paper quilling, this brightly colored pumpkin will look super cute hanging in a window.
Allow each child to write down what they're thankful for, and then capture all of their positive thoughts into this pretty display.
Make a craft and wear it, too! This cute turkey headpiece is made from traced hands and .
Scavenge your backyard for pine cones — they're the perfect body for a sweet little turkey.
Dubbed by this blogger as a great last-minute craft, a "hand turkey" only requires a handprint and some .
This scarecrow isn't so scary, thanks to his and colorful hat.
A makes an appearance in yet another DIY. This time it's as a turkey — with colored popsicle sticks as its feathers.
Stash crayons (or pencils and pens) in this mini pilgrim hat made from a .
This blogger (and her young ones) used to make each ear of corn look just like one you'd find in a field.
With bulging bug eyes and vibrant plumes, these turkeys will look great as a holiday table topper.
Using another (because we know you could spare a few more), glue on feathers with a paint brush.