Inside: Fun thanksgiving crafts for teens to make the holiday more special.
Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays out there, but there aren’t very many traditions you can participate in that aren’t cooking, eating, or watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
So if you are looking for something to get you and your teens involved that will add some extra fun to Turkey Day, keep reading.
Crafting is one of the best ways to bring people together. It’s fun and challenging, and you get to keep the memento to decorate you or your home with(depending on what you are making). Creating a family crafting night during the month of November is the perfect way to add something extra to your thanksgiving.
So I created a list of the best fun thanksgiving crafts for teens that you can all do together. I made sure that everything I included below was made into kits. This will help you save your time and energy from buying everything separately. They even come with instructions!
So take a look at these and decide which ones you will be ordering this holiday season.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Teens: High Schoolers
This first list is full of some seriously adorable crafts. They can be a little harder and time-consuming, so I figured they would be best for High Schoolers. I think the embroidery kits are my absolute favorite because they are just too cool! Plus, you will be able to keep them for a long time. All of these DIYs on this list come with kits to help make your life a little easier. Take a look!
1. Cute Upcycled Pumpkins – These are such a chic-looking craft that actually uses upcycled paper. If you are like me and like to reduce my carbon footprint whenever possible, then you have to check out this craft. I love it!
2. Give Thanks Wreath – Wreaths are another great craft to add to your home during the holidays. They are the first thing people will see when coming through the door on Turkey Day! And it comes with an inspirational message; this is a win-win.
3. Pumpkin Pie Embroidery – If pumpkin pie is the thing that you look forward to seeing on the Thanksgiving table, then this craft is right up your alley. Everyone knows that pumpkin pie is the mascot for this holiday, so why not embroider it?
4. Turkey Felting Kit – Have you ever heard of felt crafts? Well, they are probably the cutest thing I have ever seen, and they are so satisfying to put together. You simply need felt, a guiding stick, and a dream. Voila! A beautiful little Turkey Day Craft.
5. Thanksgiving Turkey String – String art is yet another one of the most satisfying crafts to do. You take some nails and insert them into a board in a specific shape(this one is a turkey), and then you wrap the string around it until it becomes an image.
6. Pumpkin Fall Embroidery – Pumpkins are also known as the mascot of Thanksgiving. But I feel like it’s less for the squash itself and more about the fact that you use it for making pumpkin pie. Still, take a look!
7. Thankful Embroidery Kit – If you can’t tell, embroidery is one of the most popular forms of craft during this holiday. I think you will find that after you get the hang of it, you will be an embroidery addict! You should see my house…they are everywhere.
8. Paper Flower Kit – Paper flower making is such a sweet craft that you can do with your whole family. They add such a soft texture to wherever they are, and they are simple to make. Check these out to see what I mean.
9. Fall DIY Sign – This fall sign DIY makes me want to count down the days until it’s time to start decorating. And you can make it yourself! I have found that when you make your own crafts, your home feels that much more loving and warm.
Crafts For Middle Schoolers
If you have some younger kids in your house that you don’t want to hand sharp needles to, then this is the list for you. These crafts will be such a sweet thing to look back on decades from now when they are all out of the house and living their own adult lives. Plus it’ll be extra fun when you decorate for Thanksgiving every year because your decor isn’t just bought from home goods, but it was made by your children. Too cute.
10. Cute Painting Kit – Painting is a simple craft that the whole family can do together. Just gather around and lay down a table cover, so you don’t make too much of a mess. But hey, it’s enevitable. Right?
11. Suncatcher Kit – This sun catcher kit will make you happy for years to come. You just need some glue and this kit. You will be all set! I made one of these when I was in middle school, and my family stills hang it up to this day.
12. Wooden Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY – Think about how good it will make your middle schooler feel to see their artwork hung up front and center for everyone to see. Doesn’t it just warm your heart?
13. Thanksgiving Craft Set – With this, you can make whatever it is your heart desires. You will have all of the craft supplies that you need. I especially love the leaves.
14. Mandala Turkey – This turkey is such a unique and wonderful craft for your middle schooler to do. It is simple to make, and the end result looks so complex. People will say, “wow, where did you get that?” And they will get to say, “I made it!”.
15. Cute Pumpkin DIY – You can never go wrong with a little cute pumpkin DIY. Check this one out!
16. Rustic Turkey DIY – The same thing goes for a Turkey craft. It was literally made for this holiday, so it’s perfect.
17. Fall Turkey DIY – These pop cycle stick turkeys will make all of the youngest kiddos giggle with happiness, and it’ll give the middle school kids something to bond with them over. Take a look!
18. Wooden Turkey – And lastly, this wooden turkey was just too cute to be left out. Don’t you think?
So… did you find something to make on this list? I bet you did! I know that I have at least three that I added to my shopping cart while making this so I couldn’t you how you would resist. I hope you loved these thanksgiving ideas for teens to get stylish and crafty with.
Remember that the point of crafting isn’t to make something perfect but to have fun while doing it. This is about bonding with the people you love while working towards a common goal. The end result will be something you can cherish no matter how funny it looks.
But these kits will help you avoid any crazy crafting catastrophes, so you won’t have to worry about that.
I would recommend getting together to make these BEFORE Turkey Day. There is already so much to do that adding anything else to the list will feel overwhelming, and that isn’t the point of crafting.
Plus, you won’t get to enjoy seeing your crafts before it’s time to decorate for Christmas!