3 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

by Lynn Lilly, Nov 08 2022

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in 3 short weeks. I feel like the weeks are flying by faster and faster. The end of the year and our baby girl are going to be arriving before we know it!  Our family is getting in the spirit of the season with lots of holiday themed crafts to enjoy our final weeks as a family of 3.  This week on my weekly Crayola live broadcast I am sharing 3 easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids of all ages! These are great crafts for your kids to make now or even on Thanksgiving day while you cook dinner! 

Shop all the materials I used in these projects at Crayola.com

Project 1: Model Magic Thankful Tree 

Model Magic Thankful Tree


  • Model Magic in Brown, Yellow, Orange and Red
  • Tin Foil
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Scissors or Model Magic Tools


  1. Mold a small tree out of tin foil. 
  2. Roll out pieces of brown Model Magic. Starting at the trunk of the tin foil tree wrap it with pieces of the rolled out Model Magic. 
  3. Continue covering the whole tree with brown Model Magic. Use your finger to smooth out the creases. 
  4. Next roll out some yellow and orange model magic and cut small leaves.  Lightly push the leaves on the branches of the tree.
  5. Use the red model magic to model a little bird and place him on a branch. 
  6. Place the tree on a plate or a birch slab. 
  7. Next cut leaves out of construction paper. 

Model Magic Thankful Tree

Model Magic Thankful Tree Kids Craft

Keep some crayons handy so the kids write what they are thankful for on the leaves and place them at the base of the tree. This works great as a centerpiece for the kids table. 

Project 2: Paper Sunflower 

Paper Sunflower Craft


  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Paper Plate Scissors
  • Crayola Glitter Pens


  1. Cut football shaped petals. You want to cut 2 sizes. 8 small leaves and 8 large leaves from yellow construction paper. 
  2. Cut a circle from black construction paper. 
  3. Cut 4 large leaves from green construction paper. 
  4. Glue the large petals around the paper plate spacing them evenly. Glue the small petals between each of the large petals. You should not be able to see any of the paper plate except the center. 
  5. Glue the black circle over the petals in the center of the plate.
  6. Glue two leaves to the back of each side of the paper plate so they stick out from each side the flower. 

Create a centerpiece with multiple flowers or an arrangement on the fireplace. 

DIY Paper Sunflower Craft

Project 3: Thankful Rocks

Thankful Rocks Kids Craft


  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Metallic Markers
  • Rocks


  1. Take a nature walk as a family and collect rocks. Smooth rocks work best! 
  2. Wash all the dirt off the rocks. 
  3. Paint the rocks with acrylic paint. 

Fill a basket with the painted rocks and set a few of the Crayola Metallic Markers next to the basket and have everyone in the family grab rock when they sit down for dinner and write what they are thankful for! These are really fun to keep for next year and remember all the things you were thankful for the year before! 

Thankful Rocks Kids Craft

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting! 

Stay tuned for easy crafts for the kids every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST on the Crayola Facebook Page

xoxo- LL

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