Ah, the tweens. Those kids who aren’t quite teenagers and aren’t little kids anymore. We’ve shared plenty of crafts for tweens – for Halloween, Easter and Valentine’s Day – but I hadn’t shared a collection of Thanksgiving crafts for older kids to make. So, here we go.
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Thanksgiving weekend can seem like an extra long weekend for busy parents. Mom’s and dad’s are running around trying to roast the turkey and bake all the pies. Here is a fun way to keep the big kids occupied with these super creative Thanksgiving craft projects. The best part is the activities will pull them away from the screens and let them get creative.
It can be a real challenge to find creative arts and crafts for older kids. They have to be more challenging and engaging than crafts that little kids make. These tween craft projects can be used to decorate the holiday table for years to come.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Tweens
Have lots of laughs with this funny Thanksgiving joke teller – a free printable from Bren Did
You won’t believe that these flowers are made from egg cartons in our beautiful egg carton fall wreath
Put those corn husks to good use and create a colourful corn husk hairband or decorations with inspiration from Hello, Wonderful
I can almost smell it from here! Mix up a big batch of fall cinnamon slime with Kimspired DIY
Make and share our felt balls and a felt acorn necklace with each Thanksgiving guest
Let the fall sunshine in. How beautiful are these laced leaf suncatchers from I Can Teach My Child?
Turkey Crafts for Older Kids
Welcome your holiday guests with this super spectacular turkey wreath to hang on your front door, from Angie Holden!
The kids will have a blast getting creative with The Craft Patch’s how to make silly wood slice turkeys
Easy Peasy and Fun shares how to make a no-sew turkey craft – this turkey is adorable!
Put the kids to work making Martha Stewart’s turkey folded napkins for the table
Red Ted Art shares a super cute Thanksgiving turkey corner bookmark craft
Big Family Blessings shares a sweet felt turkey tutorial. Imagine these felt turkeys decorating your Thanksgiving dining table.
Tweens can add their own designs to pumpkins and gourds for Thanksgiving with our tutorial for using markers to decorate pumpkins
One Little Project shares how to transform a mason jar into a leaf lined lantern for the table
Each kid can decorate a different letter to make this reusable kid-made “Thanks” banner
Gratitude Crafts for Tweens
We love finding ways to express our gratitude. Love this thankful tree from Rhythms of Play, covered with gratitude leaves
Everyone can share their gratitude with our personalized lovely leaf thank you notes
Handmade Charlotte shares bright and beautiful painted rocks and leaves for the dining table
Which creative craft will your tween make this Thanksgiving?
Fun Thanksgiving Craft Kit for Kids
Here’s a fun Thanksgiving craft kit – everything you need to make wooden wind chimes.
More Thanksgiving activities
Find even more Thanksgiving crafts here – these ones are fun for the Thanksgiving table and are fun for kids of all ages
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