I truly love spending autumn weekends doing fall crafts with my nieces, and now that we’re done with pumpkins and ghosts, I’m looking into cool craft projects for Thanksgiving. I searched around and found some favorites — corn on the cob, the Mayflower, and of course, turkeys (so many turkeys!) — that are perfect for even the youngest preschool kids.
Here are 8 of my favorites — all super fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids. And all fridge-worthy.
Related: 6 adorable pinecone crafts that go way beyond wreaths. Hello, fall!
Love that this Fork-Painted Turkey Craft at I Hear Arts n Crafts, doesn’t even require a paintbrush. We’re in! Click over for the full tutorial.
This Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for preschool kids at A Night Owl is so deliciously cute, you’ll actually want to eat it. But, don’t. It’s not like many of us need more sweets this season, anyway.
I love that Amanda at Dirt & Boogers, a play therapist, has created this Fine Motor Turkey Craft to help young kids with their fine motor skills, while still making this Thanksgiving craft fun and festive.
Related: 12 fun, easy fall nature crafts for preschoolers: Let the season begin!
These Lego Stamped Indian Corn at Crafty Morning have such a cool texture and design. Just make sure the legos get washed before they leave the craft table (unless you want corn kernels all over your home).
They may need help cutting out the shapes for this one, but I think even the littlest kids will love using watercolors to paint coffee filters for this Coffee Filter Turkey Craft at Buggy and Buddy. Older kids might want to try a cool pattern, like in the picture, or go tie-dye-style crazy.
I can only imagine the laughs these DIY Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Hats will bring to the dinner table. Thanks, Honey and Lime, for this easy and fun tutorial, and here’s hoping all your little turkeys get pardoned.
It doesn’t get any easier than this Cheerio Corn on the Cob at Glued to My Crafts, which is great for very young kids, and is one of the healthier options in the crafting-with-edible-materials category. I think at least a small fraction will end up on the paper.
And one for the pilgrims: This Paper Boat at Kids Activities Blog will have kids recreating the Mayflower in epic paper plate fashion. So raid your pantry for paper plates and straws and let kids get creative with their boats to celebrate the historic voyage.