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Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kids’ Table

By Cindy Hopper

Let your children color their way to a festive Thanksgiving table. Grab some crayons and colored pencils, print off the downloads and your kids can decorate their own table.

Start with a colorful turkey for the centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece Download

Print two turkeys, color and cut-out. On the backs of the turkeys, place glue stick at top of each wing only. Stick the two turkeys together. Once turkey is dry place it over a small drinking cup.

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Download

For the napkin ring, print on cardstock and color. Cut out and fasten with glue stick.
Thanksgiving Crayon Holder Download

This crayon holder is a quick and simple way to keep crayons together.  Print download on cardstock, cut on solid lines, fold on dotted lines. Fold bottom up and the tabs to the back. Glue tabs with glue stick.
Thanksgiving Coloring Page Download

Don’t forget the coloring sheet to be used as a place mat. Use butcher paper for the table cloth and the kids have even more room for coloring.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Find more Thanksgiving Crafts for kids here.

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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  • Eleanor Joyce

    November 12, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Very cute – I think I’ll link to this from our site tomorrow–Thanks!

  • Emily

    November 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I had been looking for something like this for my children and couldn’t find anything I really liked. I love this, so cute! Thanks so much. By the way, I have your link on my blog and all my friends love your site
    Editor: why thank you! This is the nicest thing we have read all day. .

  • Stephanie

    November 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Very cute, thank you.

  • Jo Shabo

    November 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Love this! Perfect for my little ones and their cousins for Thanksgiving! Thank you!

  • Tricia

    November 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    What a treat for the kids’ table! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Sam

    November 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you! I am going to post a link on my blog to this post! Wonderful ideas!!!

  • Allyson/@HBMomof2

    November 12, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    This is such a great idea, even for kids who sit at the adult table, like mine do. That way they will be entertained while the rest of the table talks and talks and talks. Printing them out right now!

  • Carol

    November 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks so much! This will be perfect for the kids at our Thanksgiving.

  • Lacey T

    November 13, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Thanks so much for this file!!! Awesome!

  • Caitlyn

    November 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    my Mom was a big fan of this – usually she skipped the printouts (she wasn’t organized enough to get to it, and we were never big fans anyway) and used a nice disposable tablecloth – the kind made of heavy paper that feels like cloth. It was also great for birthday parties – whoever arrived early sat at the table and decorated their spot while waiting for everyone to arrive.

  • Keri Christensen

    November 14, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for the great tutorials. I’ve already put one of them to great use.

  • Sandy ~ The Mommys Place

    November 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    This is so cute, my 6 yr old will just love doing this as a Thanksgiving Day craft for the family.

  • Sue

    November 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love it and am going to use it!

  • Karen T

    November 16, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Well, this is just too darn cute! Thanks so much for this–I am planning on doing this for both sides of the family–the kids will love it!

  • Jenica

    November 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    So very cute! Just what I needed to spruce up the kids table this year!

  • Katrina

    November 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    About to link this up at our blog! Such a cute idea and perfect for our little turkies!

  • Creative Play Plus

    November 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Great post! We ReTweeted this and posted it on Facebook!

  • jacki daley

    November 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Hi there- I used your printables for a service activity for our in home preschool. My preschool kids were sent home with a copy of the place mat and a list of service activities, with instructions to color in one acorn or leaf each time they do service. Thanks for the great activity! We’ll be using the rest of the printables on Thanksgiving day.

  • Kristen

    November 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Thanks so much for these! They are adorable, and exactly what I was looking for – my kids will LOVE them! I also wanted to let you know that I linked to this post from my piano studio website. We’re using the place mat as a practice tracker this week!

  • Jennifer

    November 23, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    What an awesome idea. I’m going to change the ink in our printer this afternoon so I can print some for my kids! Thanks!

  • pink and green mama MaryLea

    November 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Clever and easy!! I love it : )

  • Tracy :)

    December 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    soooooo super cute 🙂 do you by any chance have a pattern already set up for Christmas?????

  • Brittany

    November 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely love the Thanksgiving printables for kids. We will definitely be using them this year! Thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa

    November 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    So cute! I’m going to use it this year. The kids will be so excited they get to decorate their own place settings!

  • Melissa

    October 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Do you have this for Christmas?