It’s always so sweet when your kids come home from school with Thanksgiving crafts. Why not make some with your kids as well? Here’s a list of DIY Thanksgiving crafts you can make with your kids.

1) Tootsie Pop Turkey: These are so cute! They are literally a turkey made with a tootsie pop.

1Materials Needed:
– Imitation leaf or real leaf, whatever you choose
– Brown tootsie pop
– Hershey Kiss
– Two black beads for the eyes
– Orange felt triangle for the beak
– Red felt for the “gobbly thing”

You basically layer the materials needed in that order with a glue gun and let it dry. Bada bing, all done!



2) Pilgrim Hats: These are so adorable that you almost don’t want to eat them. So simple to make and your kids will love sticking their fingers in the ooey, gooey chocolate.

1Materials needed:

– Shortbread cookies (the ones with the fudge stripes)
– Big marshmallows
– Chocolate chips or melting chocolate of your choice
– Yellow frosting (dollar store stuff and food coloring)

First you melt the chocolate. Make sure to check it every 20 seconds or so and stir it or it will burn. Double boilers work really well too. Next, take a marshmallow, dip it in the chocolate and make sure the whole thing is covered. Place the marshmallow on the cookie and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to help it set. Finish with the yellow icing and pipe in a square buckle on the cookie like the hat. Voila! Pilgrim hats!

3) Cool Painted Pumpkins: This is easy and it’s no carve; awesome! They make great little centerpieces.1

Materials Needed:

– Press on dots or stickers
– Black acrylic paint

Paint the whole pumpkin black and place the stickers where ever their little hearts desire. Done!

4) Thanksgiving Turkey Plate: This one is a memory keepsake for your children that you can keep for when they get older.

1Materials Needed:

– White plates (Dollarama or Dollartree)
– Acrylic paints (red, yellow, orange, brown and black)
– Puff paint

Make sure the plate is clean and dry. Cover your kid’s hands one at a time in the red, orange and yellow paints. Have them place their hands one at a time in different colors. If there’s only one kid, one color at a time. Then place the foot of the smallest child in the brown and have their foot going the opposite way of the hand prints. Once the paint has dried, glue two eyeballs, paint a red gobbler on. You can even put their names and/or birthdays on it.

5) Popsicle Stick Scarecrow: These are super cute and can be used all fall season.

popsicle-stick-scarecrow-craft-Materials Needed:

– 7 Popsicle sticks
– Small piece of cardboard
– Paint or Markers
– Scrap Paper
– Glue gun
– Ribbon

Lay out 7 popsicle sticks side by side. Cut down a piece of cardboard to slightly smaller than the length and width of the sticks. Glue the popsicle sticks to the cardboard. Angle the last stick to make the brim of the hat and glue to the other sticks. Embellish with scrap pieces of papers, eyes, hair and a flower for the hat. Glue a piece of ribbon to the back to make a handle to hang. You could also use a strip of magnet.


Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.