I seriously love Thanksgiving, y’all.

I love the turkey.

I love seeing my family.

I love the stuffing.

I love the crisp, fall weather.

I love the pies… (you can see where my mind is right now).

But, really, spending time with our family, especially those who travel in from halfway across the country, is incredibly special to everyone in our house.

Since the day is super exciting and there is always tons to do to get ready for the Big Meal, the kiddos can get a little crazy waiting to eat. They might need an activity or two to settle them down and center their energy for a bit.

Paper crafts are just the thing!

Thanks to preschool, my Moose has started to have a little more patience with crafting, so we will definitely be bringing along some supplies to his Meme’s house to create some of these 12 Thanksgiving paper crafts for kids that I’ve collected for this round-up.

I know that right after creating these toilet roll pilgrims by Books and Giggles, my action-figure loving boy would have them walking around the house and talking in their own unique voices. He cracks me up!

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I got a big giggle out of these paper bag turkey legs that The Party Animal is using for place settings!

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How perfect is this paper bag turkey puppet from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails! So ideal for the very beginner crafter who enjoys a good glue stick.

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This paper plate turkey from A Little Bit of Perfect might be a little bit more up my Moose’s alley. Paint and scissor practice in one craft?!?! Whoo-hoo!

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And another animal we could whip up while we have our scissors and paper plates out! I’m loving this paper owl by Huppie Mama.
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The Bean isn’t into keeping things on her head right year, but I might keep this paper Pilgrim bonnet by Skip to My Lou in my back pocket for a future Thanksgiving. I remember making these when I was young!

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My kids would think these Fall Tree Luminaries from Where Imagination Grows are really magical!

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This recycled paper acorn banner by Crafting a Green World would be an entertaining Thanksgiving Day project, plus its a teaching moment about reusing materials around us. Win/win!

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My son would love to see a mini-tree, like this Thankful Tree from Digital Mom Blog, up against a wall in our house! And with such a large project, it could stay up all month long to really get the mind moving about everything we can be thankful for.

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These I am Thankful pumpkins from Moffatt Girls would be adorable if everyone made one and we used them as place cards!

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A crafty combo from My Cup Overflows: the classic hand-print turkeys on craft paper table runners. I would even add some apple print stamps to really bring home the harvest feel!

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I know I have a roll of contact paper in my craft cabinet that I could pull out to make these Stained Glass Fall Leaves from Mom On Timeout. Plus, they could be reused year after year!

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Will you be creating some paper crafts with the kiddos on Thanksgiving this year? I’d love to hear all about your projects! Leave a comment below and go check out my Pinterest board all about Autumn paper crafts!

 

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