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14 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers to Celebrate Turkey Day

If you are looking to break away from the standard traced “turkey hand” craft, here are some of my favorite easy thanksgiving crafts for toddlers. The holidays are always fun but they are more fun with happy kids and these crafts are sure to please. There is nothing a toddler loves more than something they can do all on their own.

This post is all about easy thanksgiving crafts for toddlers that are inexpensive to make, unique, and perfect to encourage your little one’s independence! 

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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

1. Dot Turkey

Dot paint markers will make painting with a toddler a whole lot less messy! These markers definitely won’t go to waste either! 


2. Torn Paper Turkey

If you’re a crafty mom, you probably have a few clothes pins, googly eyes, and colored paper lying around. These torn paper turkeys are super easy to make and your toddler will love an excuse to rip something up.

3. Leaf Wreath

This leaf wreath is a great way to get your kids outside in the beauty of fall! 

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4. Sponge Turkey

Picking up a few sponges at the dollar store may just lead to a lot of fun with this Thanksgiving craft! It’s so insanely easy for toddlers to make! 

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5. Color Sorting Fruit Loop Turkey

This is a super fun activity to do with fruit loops, pom poms, colored dot stickers, or even little toys you find lying around the house! 

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6. Turkey Paper Headbands

Have any other kids (or adults too) join in on a contest for the best turkey noise and I guarantee this turkey headband will be a fast favorite! 

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7. Corn Cob Painting

This is a such a fun fall themed way to introduce your toddler to texture painting!

8. Painter's Tape Turkey

If you get packages from Amazon as much as I do, this turkey painting may just be the perfect way to recycle those boxes into an insanely cool craft time. 

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9. Paper Bag Turkey

Paper bag puppets will always be one of the best crafts out there. This one is super easy to make with some craft feathers and googly eyes. 

10. Life-Sized Scarecrow

Kids always get a kick out of tracing themselves. Coloring themselves as a scarecrow is a fun twist to keep craft time more interesting. I highly recommend keeping a roll of this brown craft paper on hand at all times.

11. Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Wind Sock

I’ve always got a stash of toilet paper tubes ready to be turned into something and I am so excited to try this idea for Thanksgiving! 

12. Yarn Turkeys

This craft is not only adorable but it also doubles as an awesome way for young kids to work on fine motor skills as well. 

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13. Fork Painted Turkey

This one will probably get a little bit messy but they will definitely have a blast. 

14. Beaded Corn

While this one is definitely a little more on the trickier side, I couldn’t help but include it! You will most likely have to do this one alongside your toddler but these would make great decorations around the house during the fall season! You get cute decorations and they will be so proud to display them!

This post was all about incredibly easy thanksgiving crafts for toddlers that will show the hand turkey craft whose boss! 

- Beautifully Busy Mom

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