12 Adorable DIY Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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Thanksgiving is the perfect season to bring the warm glowing colors of autumn inside. These kid-friendly DIY Thanksgiving crafts and art projects can be made in the classroom—during art class or as stations at your fall party. Or you can make them at home with your own family—think Thanksgiving morning, to distract hungry tummies from all the delicious smells and keep the “is it ready yet?”s to a minimum. We’ll even help you find all the supplies you need, so planning for these fun projects is a breeze.

Twine Bottles

These beautiful bottles are easy to create using leftover wine bottles, twine, hot glue, and fabric flowers.

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Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet pumpkins of various sizes are all the rage these days. Create these beauties with stretch velvet, a foam pumpkin form, twine, and felt.

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Corn Wreaths

Hard to believe this whimsical wreath was created using bubble wrap! A little paint really helps them look like colorful corn kernels.

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Thanks Leaf Banner

This seasonal banner lends the perfect touch to your Thanksgiving decor. Go on a nature walk to find all the natural elements that form each letter.

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Cork Turkey Place Card Holder

These little turkeys are so adorable, they may not sit on the table as place card holders for long.

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Felt Leaf Napkin Rings

Felt, burlap, and a few simple stitches (or hot glue) are all it takes to create these colorful napkin rings.

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Paper Strip Pumpkin

What a sweet way to think about all the things we are grateful for. All it takes is orange and green construction paper, staples, and a marker.

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Fall Leaves Garland

Another simple sewing project, even little hands (with some guidance) can stick this lovely garland together.

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Ombre Pinecones

Create a rainbow of ombre pinecones to decorate your mantle or sideboard with! There’s even budget-friendly fake pinecones that can help you avoid the mess of using real ones.

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String Pumpkin

Kids will be fascinated with the artistic process involved with blowing up the balloon, letting yarn dry on it overnight, and popping it the next day to create this craft. And the results speak for themselves!

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Autumn Leaf Mason Jars

Gorgeous, luminous, and easy to make! Alicia from Spark & Chemistry recommends ironing the fabric leaves to make them a bit more pliable.

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Pumpkin Candles

This craft will depend on whether you can get your hand on some mini pumpkins at your local stores, but they are a perfect gift for parents, teachers, or friends.

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