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

  • 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

    Very cute, thank you.

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

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

  • Sam

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

  • Allyson/@HBMomof2

    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!

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

  • Lacey T

    Thanks so much for this file!!! Awesome!

  • Caitlyn

    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.

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

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

  • Sue

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

  • Karen T

    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!

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Clever and easy!! I love it : )

  • Tracy :)

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

  • Brittany

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

  • Melissa

    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

    Do you have this for Christmas?