Turkey day is coming! It's less than a week to Thanksgiving - a favorite holiday for millions of Americans. It is a great opportunity for all of your family and friends to come together and celebrate.
With our easy Thanksgiving craft ideas, you can decorate your home to make it look even more festive and cozy for the holidays. Making Thanksgiving craft projects with your kids or friends is fun and a great way to bond!
1. AUTUMN LEAF GARLAND
To make an autumn-themed leaf garland you will need:
- Paper leaves - draw them by hand, find a printable template online or gather real leaves at a local park or forest if you are lucky enough to have one nearby.
- Colored pencils, crayons or paint - use them to color in the paper leaves.
- Ribbon, tape and a single-hole punch - you will need these to assemble your wreath.
Prepare your leaves or cut out the paper leaf patterns. Color in the leaves and punch holes in them using a single-hole punch. Arrange the leaves on your ribbon using a tape to secure every single leaf and prevent from falling down into one big pile.
Pin your cute autumn-leaf Thanksgiving craft on a wall or a door and enjoy!
2. PAPER THANKSGIVING TURKEY
That is one of the Thanksgiving crafts that can legitimately look as bizarre and funny as you like. Give your turkey a special facial expression, fancy clothes or a party hat. The supplies needed are:
- Paper - to cut out turkeys’ body parts. You can use a template for this Thanksgiving craft or go 100% DIY and design the shapes yourself.
- Something to color in the shapes with if you decide to go with paper;
- Scissors to cut out the shapes and some glue to assemble your turkey.
Print out your ready-made template or draw the parts of the turkey by hand. Color them in however you like and carefully cut out each piece. The last step is glueing your turkey together. A fun idea is to write some wishes for the holidays on the turkeys’ tail feathers.
3. HAPPY THANKSGIVING BANNER
This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving crafts to make (whether alone or together). Cut out and assemble a ready-made banner, use blank letter stencils or take several big sheets of paper and make a design of your own.
4. PUMPKIN PLACE CARDS
Place cards that look like small pumpkins are way cuter than plain old squares! This holiday project is surprisingly simple but still makes your Thanksgiving dinner table look so much more sophisticated. All you need are some blank pre-designed place cards to print and cut out or - if you're feeling crafty - a sheet of paper and your own imagination. Prepare your cards, write the guests’ names and you're ready to decorate!
Another fun idea is to buy a bunch of decorative artificial pumpkins and attach paper strips with the guests’ names directly onto them.
5. THANKSGIVING DRAWING PROJECT
Wouldn’t your kids love to make their own Thanksgiving crafts to decorate the house with? Ask them to draw a holiday-related picture inside of a themed page border. You can design those yourself using your favorite Thanksgiving patterns - pumpkins, leaves or turkeys - or turn to the Net and get pre-made holiday-themed printables for you and your kids to use.
6. CRAFTY COLORED PUMPKIN
If you have a whole pumpkin left sitting since Halloween it can easily become a cute Thanksgiving craft! If you don’t have a spare pumpkin just pick one up at your local supermarket. Aside from the pumpkin - which can be either real or artificial - you will need:
- Paint to decorate the pumpkin with.
- Washi tape and glue.
Plan out your design, paint the pumpkin and let it dry fully overnight. You can make it monochrome, multi-colored or in the colors of the American flag – make your pumpkin as fun as you like. Ask your kids to help you – it is an easy Thanksgiving craft to do with children.
Cut the washi tape into small confetti-looking pieces and glue them to your painted pumpkin. Get creative with the design!
7. DIY THANKSGIVING CARDS
If your loved ones are far away, sending them a themed card is just the right thing to do this time of year. This Thanksgiving DIY does not require much – just get a couple of blank postcards and let your imagination run wild.
Use your favorite holiday-themed patterns to make your good wishes look even more colorful and joyful. Send your card or – if all of your loved ones are gathering at Thanksgiving - just give it to them in person. They’re going to love it!