Thanksgiving is the perfect season to bring the warm glowing colors of autumn inside. These 18 kid-friendly DIY Thanksgiving crafts and art projects can be made in the classroom—during art class or as stations at your fall party. Or you can make them at home with your own family—think Thanksgiving morning, to distract hungry tummies from all the delicious smells and keep the “is it ready yet?”s to a minimum. So do just a bit of pre-planning, gather your materials, and craft away!

1. Twine Bottles

These beautiful bottles are easy to create using leftover wine bottles, twine, hot glue and fabric flowers.

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2. Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings

Glue colorful buttons onto popsicle sticks. Then hot glue the popsicle sticks to a sheet of cardstock, leaving enough at one end to overlap. Glue into a circular shape.

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3. Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet pumpkins of various sizes are all the rage these days. Create these beauties with stretch velvet, a foam pumpkin form, twine and felt.

SOURCE: Lia Griffith

4. Corn Wreaths

Hard to believe this whimsical wreath was created using bubble wrap! See the full directions in the link below.

SOURCE: Purely From the Heart

5. Give Thanks Leaf Banner

This seasonal banner lends the perfect touch to your Thanksgiving decor. Go on a nature walk to find all the natural elements that form each letter.


6. Cork Turkey Place Card Holders

These little turkeys are so adorable, they may not sit on the table as place card holders for long.


7. Felt Leaf Napkin Rings

Felt, burlap, and a few simple stitches are all it takes to create these colorful napkin rings.


8. Turkey Bread Basket

Sure to make everyone at your table smile, this handmade bread basket can be a group project, with each person at your table contributing an original feather.

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9. Paper Strip Pumpkin

What a sweet way to think about all the things we are grateful for. All it takes is orange and green construction paper, staples and a Sharpie.

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10. Feather Turkey Pin

What parent or grandparent could resist a handmade gift like this adorable turkey pin? Wear it with pride as you celebrate turkey day.

SOURCE: Mother Nature Network

11. Fall Leaves Garland

Another simple sewing project, even little hands (with a little guidance) can stick this lovely garland together.


12. Ombre Pinecones

Create a rainbow of ombre pinecones to decorate your mantle or sideboard with.

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13. String Pumpkin

Kids will be fascinated with the artistic process involved in this craft. And the results speak for themselves!

SOURCE: One Little Project

14. Gourd Gobblers

Who wouldn’t want these cute little guys on their Thanksgiving table as a centerpiece?


15. Autumn Leaf Mason Jars

Gorgeous, luminous, and easy to make.


16. Pumpkin Candles

Made from all natural materials, these seasonal candles are a perfect gift for parents, teachers, or friends.

SOURCE: Momtastic

17. Pom-Pom Turkeys

These cute little gobblers take a little bit of fine motor coordination to make, so they would be a perfect fit for a buddy or parent-child activity.


18. Fall Fingerprint Tree

Here’s a craft that, much like the beloved classic, the hand turkey, marks a moment in time with little ones’ tiny fingerprints.

SOURCE: Little Page Turners

Do you have favorite DIY Thanksgiving crafts? Share in the comments below.