Looking for ideas for kids’ crafts for Thanksgiving? The web is a great place to find ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for kids and printable Thanksgiving coloring sheets.
Thanksgiving craft projects and printable coloring pages are a great way to keep the children occupied when they’re enjoying their Thanksgiving school vacation.
Thanksgiving crafts for kids also serve as a fun way to promote creativity, and even self-esteem, as the child receives praise from Thanksgiving visitors for her handmade crafts, which may be used (in the case of handmade napkin rings or place cards for the table) or displayed during holiday gatherings.
The web is a great place to find ideas for kids crafts for Thanksgiving, and many sites provide directions for craft projects that can be completed using items found around the house. Thanksgiving coloring sheets are another great way to inspire creativity in children, and no special materials are required – the printable coloring pages can be printed out as needed.
Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Craft Project for Kids
This project enables children to create handmade napkin rings for use during the Thanksgiving dinner.
Cut rings out of a toilet paper or paper towel roll or create larger napkin rings by cutting a strip of cardboard or thin plastic (plastic folders are a great source of flexible, easy-to-cut plastic), which can then be decorated and glued into the shape of a ring.
Kids can decorate the special Thanksgiving napkin rings with paint, glitter and even fall leaves, which can be glued onto the cardboard and sealed with polyurethane.
Creating Thanksgiving Table Cards
This is a fun Thanksgiving craft project for the day of the big meal. Many children want to help in the kitchen, but with friends and family members bustling about the kitchen, supervising can be made difficult and kids may get under foot.
Instead of helping in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, the child can “help” by asking each guest for the spelling of his/her name. Then, the child can create special place setting cards for Thanksgiving guests using colored paper, fall leaves (real or artificial), paint, markers, glitter and other items found around the house.
Handmade Thanksgiving Place Mat Craft Project for Children
For this Thanksgiving craft project, parents can purchase inexpensive fabric or plastic tablecloths, which can then be decorated by children.
Older children who enjoy to sew can decorate fabric tablecloths with artificial fall leaves and bits of fabric cut into shapes of a turkey, corn, a Pilgrim’s hat, fall leaves and other Thanksgiving-themed items. Parents may need to help by cutting the fabric into Thanksgiving-related shapes. Fabric paint is another way for kids to decorate these Thanksgiving place mats.
Younger children can decorate plastic place mats with paint or by cutting construction paper into Thanksgiving shapes (parents may need to assist with cutting); these are then glued onto the plastic. The decorated Thanksgiving place mats can then be sealed with clear polyurethane or they can be laminated.
Kids can also include Thanksgiving guests’ names on the place mats, which will also serve as place setting markers!
Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids
Instead of purchasing a Thanksgiving coloring book, opt for printable coloring sheets for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving coloring sheets can be printed for free. An array of websites offer Thanksgiving coloring pages suitable for toddlers and young children, along with some more intricate images that are suitable for older children.