12 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Keep Your Toddler Occupied at the Kids Table
From edible turkeys to handprint wreaths, these simple Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers are a great way to make memories and keep little hands occupied while you prep that bird.
Looking for ways to keep your 2-year-old busy during those long days leading up to your delectable Turkey Day feast? Whip out the craft supplies and have them tackle one of these simple Thanksgiving projects for toddlers. Not only are they perfect for little hands and short attention spans, but they also make for great memories to display for many holidays to come—two birds (or turkeys) with one stone!
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Corn Husk Painting Craft
Get back to nature with these adorable corn husk painting ideas Hello Wonderful. Made from real, dried corn husks, they're a great way for your little ones to create art using Mother Nature's palette instead of store-bought materials. There's a ton you can do with these pretty husks too, from making them into a doll to creating a fun headband.
Nutter Butter Turkeys
If you're in the mood for some Thanksgiving food crafts for toddlers, you'll love these cute little Nutter Butter turkeys from I Heart Naptime. They come together with some cute eyes, a Reeses peanut butter cup and a few pieces of candy corn. Your toddler will enjoy creating the turkey as much as they'll love eating it.
Pinecone Turkey Craft
Fall is a wonderful time to celebrate Mother Nature's beauty, and it's a perfect time for a nature walk with your toddler. Don't forget to collect some pinecones! They're perfect for making free Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers. Like this adorable pinecone turkey, for instance, by A Pumpkin and a Princess.
'Handy' Thanksgiving Wreath
One of the best easy Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers? A handprint wreath of gratitude! Simply cut out an outline of that sweet little toddler hand, then make several copies and ask your little one what they're grateful for. Write the answers on the paper hands and glue together for a wreath you'll always remember fondly.
STEM Thanksgiving Craft
Here's a fun activity that's both a craft and an early STEM activity. It's a watercolor salt painting in the shape of a turkey, courtesy of Natural Beach Living. Watch your toddler's eyes light up as they watch the paint "crawl" up the lines of salt on this adorable Thanksgiving craft for toddlers.