Think Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults are too time consuming and messy? Think again! Here are three super easy Thanksgiving crafts that make use of printables to save you time and fuss.
If you think you have to shelve your arts and crafts projects until after the holiday season for fear of falling behind on your holiday to-do list or messing up the house, it’s time to think again! Thanks to printables, there are holiday and Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects that won’t take up your whole day or wreak havoc on your home. Plus, child and preschool Thanksgiving crafts offer the perfect opportunity to spend time with one of your favorite people—your kid! 🙂
Another reason to embrace Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects is that they may help you de-stress during this particularly stressful time of the year. For example, coloring, such as these free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages, can actually reduce anxiety! So if you need a guilt-free way to unwind, don’t overlook Thanksgiving crafts for adults and Thanksgiving craft ideas for the whole family to tackle together.
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Pilgrim Yourself
These two DIY Thanksgiving crafts can work as Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers, older children, and even grown ups. One way to use these printable Thanksgiving crafts is to have each member of the family attempt to draw themselves (or each other) as pilgrims. If you want to practice first, snag these free printable head templates. This option can definitely lead to some hilarious caricatures of loved ones! 😉
To use these pilgrim Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults, simply:
- Download the template.
- Cut apart the pieces.
- Adhere them together with the blank circle (for the face) on top of the body and the hat or bonnet on top of the circle.
- Draw your face on the blank circle.
Tip: Not sure you have the artistic skills to draw faces? No worries, skip down to the next adult to preschool Thanksgiving crafts section (Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Native American Yourself) for another way to use these printables!
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Native American Yourself
This Native American Thanksgiving arts and crafts printable is very similar to the pilgrim yourself printable but with a few more pieces. If you put the arms and legs on with brads instead of glue or tape, they can move. That gives this Thanksgiving craft idea an interactive element. For more information on assembly, check out this moveable printable elf template as the concept is the same.
Earlier, I mentioned an alternative to drawing your family member’s face on the Native American and pilgrim Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers, kids, and adults. That alternative is to use pictures, cut out the faces, and adhere them to the blank circle. I love this option because in addition to getting to tackle simple DIY Thanksgiving crafts it gives you the excuse to look at old family photos! I recommend creating a pilgrim or Native American for each member of your family for a Thanksgiving themed family portrait. 🙂
Printable Thanksgiving Crafts for Adults: Silverware Holder
This printable Thanksgiving craft for adults is a simple way to add a little extra something to your dinner table this year! You can use different colors of cardstock or coloring utensils to create a finished product that matches your tablescape. Busy with the 12 million other aspects of Thanksgiving? Turn this into preschool Thanksgiving crafts and recruit your little Picasso to help. 😉
As you can see below, the finished product looks pretty chic; however, this entire Thanksgiving arts and crafts project will take very little time. It’ll be our little secret just how quickly it comes together!
Bonus: Speaking of things that look impressive but come together in a snap, you can also decorate your Thanksgiving table with these edible masterpieces:
More Printable Thanksgiving Crafts Ideas and Printables
If you loved these easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults, there’s more where that came from! In fact the printable silverware holders are part of a whole Thanksgiving crafts bundle!
And if you’ve got a preschool age kid to entertain this year, no worries. From hands-on to hands-off, here are even more preschool Thanksgiving crafts, printables, and activities:
- 25 Free Preschool Thanksgiving Printables
- 25 Preschool Thanksgiving Crafts
- 50 Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers
From my family to yours, here’s a fun, frugal, family-filled Thanksgiving!