Get your kids into the pumpkin spice spirit with these family-friendly printable crafts from our friends at Shutterfly.
You and your kids will have hours of fun crafting playthings or cute decor items for the house.
1) Leaf Animals
Whether you have a plethora of fall leaves in your backyard or are looking to bring some autumnal colors to your home, this craft has you covered. Simply print out the fall “leaves” or grab a leaf from outside and decorate with just the eyes, ears and nose.
2) Halloween Joke Teller
A spooky spin on the classic schoolyard game. This joke teller is decorated with cute Halloween characters, like Dracula and Frankenstein. Write fun predictions like who will get the most candy this year or who will get the biggest fright.
3) I’m Thankful For… Handout
This Thanksgiving activity gives everyone in the family a chance to participate. Print out and use as place settings for friends and family to share during their meal or provide as an activity for the kids table.
4) Thankful Turkey
Print out this cute turkey DIY to give kids a fun and easy activity to do as they await the big feast! You can print out the paper feathers for kids to write their name or what they’re thankful for, or pick up craft feathers for a “real” turkey.
5) Thanksgiving Placemat
Keep your little ones preoccupied with this simple coloring placemat. There are activities, like a maze, as well as a spot for kids to add what they’re thankful for. Ask your child what their favorite part of the meal is and have them draw it on their placemat before dinner!
6) Turkey Party Hats
No celebration is complete without party hats! Have the family pitch in on making party hats for everyone invited to Thanksgiving dinner. Use them as place settings and see your guests smile ear to ear when they wear them.
7) Turkey Finger Puppet
Have your kids create a turkey puppet for some post-dinner entertainment. Buy craft feathers or use leaves from outside for colorful plumage. Combine this craft with the turkey party hats (above) and you’ll have a turkey themed crew!
Thanks to our friends at Shutterfly for sharing these terrific crafts with us! Find even more terrific fall craft ideas for kids here.