Last Minute Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and I’m still looking for something for the kids to do to keep them busy before dinner.  It can take a long time in a kids life to get Thanksgiving dinner started.  I know my own kids get a little out of control waiting for dinner to start.  I’m not sure if it’s the smell of all the yummy food or lack of attention that get them so crazy, but whatever it is they need something to keep them busy.  So some last minute kids thanksgiving crafts are in order.  I figured other peoples kids might need something to keep them busy too.  So if you are as last minute as I am here are some ideas to keep your kids busy while the turkey is roasting.


Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher ~ Bren Did


My kids love to make cootie catchers, so this thanksgiving one is a perfect way to keep them entertained for a while.

Handprint Turkey Craft ~The Kindergarten Connection


Make a lot of handprints ahead of time so all the kids can make their turkeys on their own while you are mixing up a side dish.

DIY Turkey Finger Puppet ~ Handmade Charlotte

turkey-puppetThese turkey puppets are perfect for little hands and easy enough to make without much help.  Bonus the kids can put on a puppet show after dinner.

Easy Turkey Craft ~ Happy Home Fairy


Mostly likely you already have most of the materials on hand for this project, making it perfect for a last minute craft.

Bubble Wrap Printed Turkey Craft ~ Crafty Morning


I love the different colors of the paint on this turkey, and the bubble wrap is a fun way to apply it.

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages ~ Kids Activity Blog

thanksgiving-coloring-page-kab-titleThese Thanksgiving placemats will keep the kids busy while sitting at the table.  The adults might even be able to carry on a conversation.

Candy Corn Flowers ~ Crafty Morning


A great way to use up left over candy corns! Just make sure they don’t eat to many big dinner.

Q-tip Tree Art ~ La Classe Della Maestra  Valentina


This post/blog is in a different language, however you don’t need a lot of explanation to re-create this craft.

Top 10 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Top Inspired


Paper plate crafts are perfect for little ones! They are easy, fun and will keep the kiddos busy for a while.

Last – Minute Thanksgiving Craft ~ Happiest Mommy on the Block


This cute little turkey would be perfect on a card or hanging on the wall during dinner.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and are able to share it with the ones you love most.  Maybe a few of these crafts will make your day go a little smoother.

Happy Turkey Day All!





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