58 Cute Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Updated on December 18, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

I love making Thanksgiving turkey crafts when fall comes around. These seasonal crafts are perfect for every age group, offering fun projects for both kids and adults. You'll find ideas here for turkey crafts made with all sort of different materials, including clay, paper, wood, fabric, and more.

I did some research and found a number of really nice projects. All of these crafts have images corresponding to easy-to-follow instructions.

To make the attractive button-faced turkey flower centerpiece shown above, visit the website Parents.

Let's get started!

1. Handprint Turkey Hat

This looks like such a fun Thanksgiving project to do with the kids. You'll find the tutorial for making the handprint turkey hat at Crafty Morning.

2. Turkey Wobbler

Cute! Cute! Cute! That's all I can say about this little turkey wobbler. Go to FaveCrafts for the instructions. Decorate the kitchen with this cute turkey, or use it as a table centerpiece to achieve a holiday feel.

3. Turkey Pin

This easy-to-make pin is a nice way to add a bit of Thanksgiving to your outfit. You could make turkey pins for your coworkers as a simple gift to let them know you are thankful for friendship. Find the tutorial for making this pin at the Angela Anderson website.

4. Hair Clip or Napkin Holder Turkey

The tutorial for this project can be found at Rae Gun Ramblings. The methods suggested on the site are for hair clips and napkin holders, but I can imagine this turkey as a lapel pin, gift package adornment, or centerpiece in a wreath.

5. Felt Leaf Turkey Wreath

Visit the Happy Clippings site for the tutorial on how to make this felt leaf wreath. This craft could be a very nice and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving decorations.

6. Paper Loop Turkey

This is a super easy turkey craft for the kids to make. Find the instructions at Free Kids Crafts and watch how much fun they have making this craft. It is a great Thanksgiving art project for the kids to take home to mom and dad.

7. Wood Block Turkey

This cute two by four block of wood turkey will be a treasured Thanksgiving decoration for years to come. It could also make a great gift. Go to Ucreate for the instructions. This idea could be changed to a kid's project by using cardboard or small empty boxes instead of wood.

8. Paper Twist Turkey

You'll smile when you see this little turkey with his, "Got Pie?" message. This is definitely a Thanksgiving project that will put you in the mood to celebrate with food. Find the instructions for this project at Little Miss Celebration.

9. Turkey Place Mats

Your Thanksgiving guests will be dazzled by your table settings with the addition of these place mats. You'll find the tutorial for making these at Daisy Mae Belle.

10. Turkey Treat Bag

In small amount of time, you can make lots of these treat bags. Use them as thank you gifts or favors at the Thanksgiving table. Find the instructions for making these cute turkey bags at Clean & Scentsible.

11. I'm Not a Turkey

Help a turkey disguise itself this Thanksgiving season. You'll be surprised what the kids will come up with for this project. For the downloadable template and the instructions, visit Kids & Glitter.

12. Nature's Turkey Art

You will enjoy gathering stems, beans, and nuts for this earthy turkey. You can find the directions at Better Homes and Gardens. This could also be a good teaching tool for elementary school students.

13. Tissue Turkey

The little kids will love glueing pieces of tissue paper to this turkey's tail to give it lots of color. The instructions for this project for little kids can be found at Crayon Box Chronicles.

14. Thanksgiving Spoon Turkey

This craft is simple and great for the kids. Find the instructions at Live Outside the Box.

15. Polymer Clay Turkey

This craft looks a bit more involved than it is. The directions can be found at Crafts For All Seasons.

16. Handprint Turkey

This little turkey could probably be made using gardening gloves. You'll find all the directions for this craft at Bella Dia.

17. How To Make a Colorful Turkey

18. Flower Turkeys

You'll find so many uses for these cute flower turkeys. The tutorial can be found at Our Best Bites.These can be used as pins, hair accessories, and more. Let your imagination run free.

19. Gratitude Turkey

Thanksgiving and gratitude go together. This is a great project to help kids think about all the things they have to be thankful for. You can find the instructions for this project at Happiness is Homemade.

20. Coffee Filter Turkey

Look at the cute legs on this coffee filter turkey! I love everything about it, from its colorful autumn body to its wide spread of feathers. Find the instructions for this art project at A Faithful Attempt.

21. Mason Jar Turkey

Not only is this mason jar turkey as cute as a button, it's also useful. Use this turkey as a favor holder for each place setting at the Thanksgiving table. The directions for making these little turkeys can be found at About Family Crafts.

22. Clear Cup Turkeys

Wouldn't these make a great serving vessel for a Thanksgiving dessert? Everyone at the table would love them, especially the kids. Find out how to make these little turkeys at Happy Clippings.

23. Turkey Plant Poke

This is a very attractive plant poke. Dress up your plants for Thanksgiving by checking out the directions for this craft at Craftideas.

24. Pumpkin Turkey

This cute little turkey is made using a small pumpkin. To make one like it, go to Growing Up Bilingual.

25. Clay Pot Turkey

Make a family of these clay pot turkeys using different sized clay pots. Go to Dot Com Women for the instructions. This project would be great to do with kids, or even the seniors who enjoy crafting.

26. Turkey Brooch

Learn how to make a turkey brooch by going to the Artists Helping Children website. You could make these little brooches as a party favor for each of your guests to take home.

27. Felt Turkey Goodie Bag

Anyone who receives one of these goodie bags will feel special. Make these for your loved ones by going to Gramma Lowe’s Thanksgiving for the instructions.

28. Little Hoop Turkey

Look how easy and cute this project is. You'll find the directions at A Creative Princess. When you're short on time (who isn't during the holidays?) and would like a holiday look, this is a great last minute decoration.

29. Napkin Buddy Turkey

Make these easy napkin rings by going to the Parents website for instructions. There's nothing quite like a table set with napkin rings made specifically for the occasion. Show the love this Thanksgiving.

30. Toe Sock Turkeys

These are just too cute for words. I'll have to find some toe socks so I can make them. You'll find the directions for this craft at Unsolicited Advice.

31. Turkey Tins

These are very cute and easy-to-make turkey tins. Find the directions for this project at Burton Avenue.

32. Baby Food Jar Turkey

Make turkey treat jars for a Thanksgiving celebration. You can use baby food jars or other small jars for this project. Find the patterns for this project, called "Turkey Treat Jar," and other Thanksgiving ideas in the Thanksgiving projects gallery at Kids & Glitter.

33. Grand Gobbler

This is a terrific Thanksgiving decoration to make and use for many years to come. Go to Sewing for the pattern and instructions.

34. Embroidery Hoop Turkey

This is a super easy craft to make. You'll find the instructions for making this embroidery hoop turkey at Dollar Store Crafts.

35. Cereal Box Turkeys

These attractive turkeys are made using cereal boxes. Find the directions at Blissfully Domestic.

36. Turkey Tee

This is a great tutorial for making a turkey T-shirt. Go to The Cottage Mama to find out how to do this project.

37. Turkey Favor

You can make cute Thanksgiving favors using scrapbook paper by following the directions at Pink Paper Peppermints. This is a nice craft to do with the kids.

38. Folk Art Turkey

I love the folksy look of this paper mache turkey. Find the tutorial at Nikitaland. Try this project with the kids.

39. Cardboard Turkey

Sometimes you want a simple turkey for a particular spot in the house. This turkey can easily serve that role. Go to Made by Joel for the tutorial.

40. Glove to Turkey

Crafts by Amanda has so many outstanding crafts for any and all occasions. This turkey is made using a glove and is a great example of the crafts you'll find there.

41. Pilgrim Turkeys

I love the historical look of these hat-wearing turkeys. Go to Mom on Timeout to find the instructions.

42. Origami Paper Turkey

This is a very easy to make project for the kids. For the directions, go to Craft Ideas For All.

43. Pine Cone Turkey for Thanksgiving

44. Pom Pom Turkeys

Aren't these little fellows cute? To make them, find the directions at All You.

45. Salt Clay Turkey

Take good care of this turkey so you can use it for many Thanksgivings to come. You'll find the step-by-step instructions at The Art Annex.

46. Fleece Turkey Hat

One of the nicest things about fleece fabric is how easy it is to work with. Making this hat is a pleasure when you follow the tutorial at Stitched by Crystal.

47. Santa Turkey

This paper mache turkey is pretending to be Santa Claus for a very good reason: he's hoping he'll survive Thanksgiving. Learn how to make these cute holiday turkeys by visiting Learning Pavilion.

48. Gourd and Paper Turkey

If you are lucky enough to have some gourds lying around the house, you can easily make lots of these cute turkeys. Go to All You to see how to it's done.

49. Golf Ball and Tees Turkey

Do you have a golf lover in the family? Show them some love by making this golf ball and tees turkey. You'll find the directions for this craft at Craft Klatch.

50. Turkey Leaf Lantern

The kids will love this project. Find the instructions at the Rhythms of Play website.

51. Turkey Ring

Find the tutorial for this cute and easy turkey ring at I Heart Crafty Things.

52. Tootsie Pop Turkey

This would be a nice Thanksgiving project for the classroom or a group of senior folks. You can use the finished crafts as party favors. Find this craft at Tippy Toes & Tantrums.

53. Jar Lid Turkey

This is another great Thanksgiving project to make with a group, whether it be a classroom or a senior event. It is simple and very cute. Find the tutorial for this craft at About Family Crafts.

54. Turkey Noisemaker

This craft is made up of a cute paper cup and bright feathers. This simple project can be found on the Craftsanity website.

55. Turkey Lollipops

Aren't these little burlap turkeys just the cutest things you ever saw? You can use them for favors on your Thanksgiving table and more. The directions can be found at Yesterday on Tuesday.

56. Thankful Turkey Box

An empty tissue box is the body of this thankful turkey box. It can be easily made with items found in the house. The instructions for this craft can be found at I Heart Crafty Things.

57. Brown Paper Turkey Art

Teachers, if you are looking for a cute Thanksgiving project for your class, this brown paper turkey art is just the thing. Find the instructions for this project at PBSparents.

58. Pom Pom and Foam Turkey

Pom poms and colored foam are the two main supplies used to make this cute turkey. The tutorial for this Thanksgiving project can be found at Little Miss Kate & Co.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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    • Yanglish profile image

      Yanglish 14 months ago

      Stunning ideas. Have a joyous Thanksgiving!

      Cosy fire a burning bright,—

      Cosy tables robed in white,—

      Dainty dishes smoking hot,—

      Home! And cold and snow forgot!

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      We like to make pinecone turkeys with colorful feathers in their tail. About to make some paper plate turkeys this afternoon too. Great ideas for crafts!

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      Some really cool and elaborate ideas here. Nice lens.

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      Torrs13 5 years ago

      The Turkey Wobbler is super cute! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! I think you caught all the turkeys this Thanksgiving! LOL ^_^ Very nice crafts!

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      What a lot of super ideas! They made me smile. Might have to try some, but unfortunately not this year. Love the lens.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      So much cuteness! Thanks for sharing!

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Oh my gosh, there are so many cute ideas, here! Nice collection of turkey crafts.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      The turkey t-shirt is darling. I also like the cup turkeys. Lots of fun crafts here - thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice Lens.

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      kAAtya 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Turkey is the only way to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love all the different ways you have found to include turkey for the holiday. Very clever.Congratulations on being on the Front Page! Very deserving.

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      cute Thanksgiving lens!

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Wonderful collection of crafts and ideas to use this holiday season.

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      A lovely lens!

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      Radcliff LM 5 years ago

      I remember making some of these when I was a kid! Fun ideas!

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      magnetic06 lm 5 years ago

      cute and sweet

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great collection

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      RavenRunner 5 years ago

      Every once in a while I come across a lens that makes me want to craft... This is definitely one of those!

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      Tom Maybrier 5 years ago

      Love this lens! So fun =]

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for gathering such wonderful ideas! This is just what I have been looking for : )

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      So many fun ideas! Angel Blessed!

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      sagebrushmama 5 years ago

      Love all of these ideas!