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Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

Toddlers are at a fun age where they are constantly learning and communicating their curiosity to parents and caregivers in a more direct way. 

Take advantage of this new found curiosity and teach them the traditions of Thanksgiving with some toddler Thanksgiving crafts as a fun way for them to learn about the holiday.

Since toddlers are still too young to handle scissors, you’ll want to find Thanksgiving crafts that require minimal work on your part in preparing for the craft projects as well as ones that won't pose any danger to your youngster. We rounded up some cute ideas from the web that you can easily get your little one to make with just a little bit of guidance on your part. 

Felt Food Placement

If your toddler is like most little kids, they are picky eaters. Encourage them to be more adventurous with food by helping them make this felt food Thanksgiving placemat.


This Thanksgiving toddler craft will show them all of the foods that make up the traditional Thanksgiving meal and may even get them to try their sweet potatoes at your big Thanksgiving feast!

Toilet Paper Tube Turkey

This cute idea from Alanna George won't just educate your child on the big Thanksgiving bird, it will also get the kids to learn a little about recycling!


Coloring in the turkey's feathers will channel some creativity, but the assembly of the turkey is where your toddler's coordination skills will come into play.

Thankful for Thanksgiving Trees

Combine the beautiful colors of autumn with your Thanksgiving celebrations in this craft idea that’s cute as a button!


Gather any and all fall colored buttons and help the kids create their own Thanksgiving trees as featured on While He Was Napping. They can hang them up in their room or on the fridge for a cute DIY thanksgiving décor item. Make sure you clean up afterwards as you don’t want them finding fallen buttons outside of craft time!

Turkey Family Craft

Celebrate Thanksgiving and family with this cute idea from My Montessori Moments.


Kids love finger painting and getting a little messy. Encourage a little playful paint fun by creating this handprint turkey poster. Get all the members of the family to give their hand stamp of approval for a nice display of turkeys made by all of your loved ones.

DIY Thanksgiving Hat

Here’s an easy Thanksgiving craft that toddlers can make and enjoy wearing as well.


You’ll need to help them cut out the pieces to make the hat that uses brown paper bags, but then after that, they can assemble on their own.

Now that we've shared some inspiring ideas, get crafting! Make some of these fun Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers to encourage them to unleash their inner artist while learning about and celebrating Thanksgiving.

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