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21 Thanksgiving Crafts for Teens and Older Kids

If your teen is looking for a craft this Thanksgiving, we’ve got them covered. We’ve come up with a list of 21 Thanksgiving crafts for teens and older kids. There are a variety of options from clay pots, wreaths, and banners. So we’ve got something for everyone. Most of these activities require minimal crafting skills and are budget friendly, but still so adorable. Happy crafting! 

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We also have a post for Fall themed crafts for teens if you’d like to check that out- click here!

Thanksgiving Turkey STEM Craft

Combine science and art in this crafting project where kids get to make salt dough and experiment with chromatography to make cute turkeys for the holidays.

Felt Acorn Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Your teen can add a touch of elegance to your Thanksgiving table with these rustic napkin rings. They are great to use throughout the entire fall season. 

Leaf Lantern Mason Jars

Turn a simple mason jar into a beautiful and colorful fall work of art with a few simple supplies. Add a flickering tea light when you’re done and this one will look great alongside your Thanksgiving decor this year. 

Clay Pot Turkeys

Make pot turkeys to set at each place setting this Thanksgiving. They make an adorable parting gift. So animated and colorful they will definitely add a much needed pop of color to your holiday this year. 

Fall Canvas with Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re looking for a creative way to dispose of pumpkin seeds, this fall canvas is a perfect idea. The ideas are endless when it comes to the blank canvas. Teens can also use this same technique to make different art pieces if they choose.

Clay Pot Pumpkin Pie Craft

A budget friendly craft for thanksgiving this year. Use them as part of a centerpiece or as individual table place settings. I love that most of the supplies can be found at the dollar store!

Colorful DIY Autumn Welcome Banner

I just love this one!! This tutorial is great for teaching the technique for the fall banner, but kids can use their experience to make more seasonal banners to!

DIY Fabric Flower Bouquet 

Flowers are a great addition to a Thanksgiving table but can be quite expensive and don’t last very long. Your teen can help create a beautiful fabric flower bouquet for your centerpiece that you can use year after year. 

Book Pumpkin Craft

Here’s an unique and simple craft for your teen to create this fall season. If you’ve got an old book lying around, you’ve already got yourself most of the supplies you’ll need! You’ll find yourself wanting to make more and more! 

How to Decorate Pumpkins with Markers

This fun art project is a great alternative to carving pumpkins but still allows them to show their creativity. Free hand or follow a pattern, either way they make such a beautiful thanksgiving decoration! This activity would be perfect for a party or gathering, then kids can take them with them when they leaves and there’s virtually no mess to clean up.

Front Door Fall Embellishments

If you’ve got a metal front door and looking for some decor this one is for you. Deck your front door out this year with a super simple and inexpensive craft. A great way to brighten up a possibly dull door. 

Cricut Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

If you’ve got access to a Cricut cutting machine, then this one’s for you! These Cricut turkeys are so simple and cheap to make and assemble. No Cricut, no problem, you can also use the printable PDF file! Not only do they make cute place settings, you can also make them into cards. 

Glittery Book Page Fall Leaves 

Glitter and colorful fall leaves, those words go perfectly together. Am I right? Upcycle old books with these adorable glittery book page fall leaves. Feel free to cut out other shapes like turkeys, pumpkins, acorns, and more!

Turkey Wreath

This is quite possibly the easiest wreath you’ll ever make, but still so cute! No crafting skills are required to assemble this one! No sewing required and minimal supplies needed! The colorful bandanas will really add some color to your Thanksgiving this year, and teens will love it!  

Gumdrop Turkeys

This is a great one for all ages! Who doesn’t love gumdrops? And using them to make a craft might be just as fun as eating them. Teens and older kids will usually make other shapes, because once you start with toothpicks and candies, they just can’t stop creating!

Fall Leaf Luminaries 

Bottle up fall this year with these fall leaf luminaries. This project requires four basic supplies, one which you’ve already got in your backyard…leaves! Keep fall around all season with these beautiful luminaries. 

Decorative Scrap Wood Houses

If you love to repurpose things, this one is for you. Repurpose some wood scraps into these adorable decorative scrap wood houses. Great for a mantle or a table centerpiece. Add any embellishments you’d like or any decoration to make these houses perfect for your house! Once kids are done, they can also display them in their room!

Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree Craft

This festive Thanksgiving gratitude tree is a great way to allow teens and older kids craft time, all while remembering everything they are thankful for!

Mini Fall Felt Banners

Felt banners are so popular, and this mini fall felt banner is no exception. Teens and kids don’t have to worry with having sewing skills and they come together fairly quickly!

Thanksgiving Doodle Ideas

Thanksgiving doodles are a great way for kids to their your talent and creativity this Thanksgiving. Download the free printable and get doodling! These make great placemats for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Clay Pot Turkeys

These clay pots are super cute and very creative! With a wooden ball, a pumpkin, and some felt added you’ve got one adorable little turkey. This turkey is a great way to decorate your mantle or entryway, while keeping older kids and teens occupied. 

Keep your teen busy with one of our adorable crafts this year. We hope that our list of 21 Thanksgiving crafts for teens and older kids has inspired your kiddos to get crafty this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!