30 Thanksgiving Table Decor Crafts for Kids

Nov 9, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. ET
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For the Martha Stewarts of the world, putting together a Thanksgiving table means building an intricate, elegant masterpiece. But where's the fun in that? Are turkey and all the fixin's as enjoyable if you're worried about someone elbowing that crystal candle holder when they go to reach for the gravy? These are Thanksgiving things we ask ourselves.

On the other hand, a Thanksgiving table just isn't complete without some sort of festive decor. So why not aim for something for a little less breakable and a lot more fun? Translation: Get your kids involved in sprucing up the spread.

There are tons of easy table decorations kids can make themselves, and crafts are the perfect way to let them tap into their creativity while boosting self-esteem — because they'll be so proud after putting the finishing touches on these Thanksgiving crafts. Keeping kids occupied and getting the decorating done? Talk about killing two, um, turkeys with one stone.

Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2017.

1 /31: Turkey shapes

1/31 :Turkey shapes

2 /31: Thumbprint place cards

2/31 :Thumbprint place cards

3 /31: A full place setting

3/31 :A full place setting

4 /31: Gratitude turkey

4/31 :Gratitude turkey

5 /31: Paper bag turkey

5/31 :Paper bag turkey

6 /31: Handprint turkey

6/31 :Handprint turkey

7 /31: Turkey napkin rings

7/31 :Turkey napkin rings

8 /31: Handprint turkey keepsakes

8/31 :Handprint turkey keepsakes

9 /31: Pumpkin turkey

9/31 :Pumpkin turkey

10 /31: Thankful turkey box

10/31 :Thankful turkey box

11 /31: Pilgrim hats Thanksgiving placeholder

11/31 :Pilgrim hats Thanksgiving placeholder

12 /31: Maple leaf turkeys

12/31 :Maple leaf turkeys

13 /31: Gilded gourd placeholders

13/31 :Gilded gourd placeholders

14 /31: Thankfulness place mat

14/31 :Thankfulness place mat

15 /31: Pom-pom turkey

15/31 :Pom-pom turkey

16 /31: Juice box turkeys

16/31 :Juice box turkeys

17 /31: Coffee filter turkeys

17/31 :Coffee filter turkeys

18 /31: Paper bag turkey puppets

18/31 :Paper bag turkey puppets

19 /31: Paper plate turkey wreaths

19/31 :Paper plate turkey wreaths

20 /31: Turkey cones

20/31 :Turkey cones

21 /31: Craft stick scarecrows

21/31 :Craft stick scarecrows

22 /31: Turkey finger puppets

22/31 :Turkey finger puppets

23 /31: Doily turkeys

30 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids That Make for Festive Table Decor
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23/31 :Doily turkeys

24 /31: Paper ring pumpkins

24/31 :Paper ring pumpkins

25 /31: Pinecone

25/31 :Pinecone

26 /31: Handprint turkey table runner

26/31 :Handprint turkey table runner

27 /31: Toilet paper roll turkeys

27/31 :Toilet paper roll turkeys

28 /31: Clothespin turkeys

28/31 :Clothespin turkeys

29 /31: Personalized footprint turkeys

29/31 :Personalized footprint turkeys

30 /31: Drumstick place settings

30/31 :Drumstick place settings

31 /31: Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids

30 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids That Make for Festive Table Decor
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31/31 :Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids