10 Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Tired of making turkey crafts with the kids? Yes, me too. You can only make so many turkeys, am I right? And besides, there is so much more to Thanksgiving than just turkeys. Try some of these 10 (non-turkey related) Thanksgiving inspired crafts with your little ones today.

Do your kids like to string beads? Mine do. Here’s a great idea from Think Crafts! to make ears of Indian corn with pipe cleaners and beads.


Our Goodwin Journey shares a Thankful Tree using handprints for leaves. I love it!


Make a pilgrim hat or bonnet or an American Indian headdress with this tutorial shared on Ankle Biter Art. Three tutorials in one!

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Make some pilgrim puppets using these templates from Making Learning Fun. Just print, color and attach to craft sticks.


Make your own Mayflower. Raising Arizona Kids shares some inspiration.


I love this idea from Mind Bites! Keep the kids busy and put them to work decorating your Thanksgiving table.


Teach your kids the story of the first Thanksgiving and make these Thanksgiving story bracelets.


Mama to 5 Blessings shares the paper plate pilgrims her kids made. Cute and simple!


Create your own I Am Thankful Pumpkin  with this idea from The Moffatt Girls.


I know my oldest loves painting with anything that isn’t a paintbrush. I’m sure he would love painting with Lego blocks. Have a look at this Lego Stamped Indian Corn on Crafty Morning.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t wait to try making some of these crafts with my little ones!

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