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Inside: Cozy up with your family and get creative this fall! You’ll find the perfect fall craft idea with these keepsake Thanksgiving decorations for kids. Grab a cup of coffee, round up the kids, clear off your kitchen table, and get to crafting!

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While some people (ahem, hello hubby) are of the mind that pumpkins are taking over our house, I’m ready for autumn by like, the second week of June. Are you with me?

In my hometown we generally have two seasons, hot and hotter. But when fall comes, everything feels different. As the winds change, the cooler breeze seems to blow in the feeling of promise and potential. Back-to-school, autumn leaves, Thanksgiving, there seems to be so much more to look forward to in fall. I know I’m not the only one to feel this way. There’s a reason Hobby Lobby has their Thanksgiving decor out by the 5th of July, y’all.

One of my favorite things to look forward to any time of the year is sitting down with my kids and making stuff. We especially love process art, since it takes the stress out of creating and crafting with little ones.

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If you scroll through Pinterest, you’ll find more than your fair share of hand print turkeys. Crafts like those are so adorable, but they just don’t last very long. They’re not something you want to store or keep track of until next Thanksgiving. So where do they end up? In the trash…

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So today I want to get you and your little ones inspired to make Thanksgiving art that has a purpose. I’ve got a list of beautiful keepsake fall crafts or Thanksgiving decorations that your kids can make! Most of these crafts will need mom supervision and help, but your kids will Trust me, you won’t want to throw these in the trash anytime soon!

You’ll keep these Thanksgiving decorations for kids for years. You’ll look back and remember those little fingers painted orange and red, their sweet smile of excitement as they sprinkle glitter everywhere, or the squeals of pride as you hang these Thanksgiving crafts around the house.

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30 Thanksgiving Decorations for Kids (That Won’t End Up in the Trash)

So go ahead, clear off a spot on the kitchen table, light a pumpkin spice candle, and get cozy with your family as you create these amazing Thanksgiving decorations with your children.

  1. Fall Leaf Napkin Tags (with modeling clay) from Two Shades of Pink
  2. DIY Tissue Paper Luminaries from Education Possible
  3. Easy Mini Paper Pumpkins from Craftaholics Anonymous
  4. Twig and Paper Thankful Tree from HGTV
  5. Pinecone Owls Nature Craft from Fireflies and Mudpies
  6. Colorful Painted Pinecone Turkeys from Live Craft Play
  7. Jumbo Handprint Wood Slice Pumpkins from Crafty Morning
  8. Wood Slice Owl Tree Craft from Frugal Fun 4 Boys
  9. Turkey Leaf Lanterns from Rhythms of Play
  10. Fall Leaf Place Mats from This Reading Mama
  11. Felt Pinecone Fox from Lia Griffith
  12. Mason Jar Leaf Candle Holders from Sugar Bee Crafts
  13. Fun Handprint Turkey Shirts from Kenarry
  14. Felt Leaf Table Runner from Hello, Wonderful
  15. Keepsake Personalized Thanksgiving Placemats from Little Things
  16. Reversible Holiday Wood Blocks from Coffee With Us 3
  17. Fabric Turkey Napkin Rings from Uncommon Designs
  18. Thankful Pumpkin Keepsake from Yellow Prairie Interiors
  19. DIY Find Your Place Holiday Pins from Oh So Savvy Mom
  20. Handprint Acorns Keepsake Towel from Creative Green Living
  21. Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mudpies
  22. Thanksgiving Dinner Beaded Napkin Rings from Buggy and Buddy
  23. Painted Scrap Wood Pumpkin from One Hundred Dollars a Month
  24. Colorful Yarn Pumpkins from One Little Project
  25. DIY Leaf Handprint Towels from Midget Momma
  26. Thanksgiving Dinner Place Mats from Parents Magazine
  27. Free Printable Thankful Tree from I Heart Naptime
  28. Easy Pinecone Turkeys from A Pumpkin and a Princess
  29. Adorable Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins from Education Possible
  30. Wood Slice Turkey Craft from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Y’all, I’m so excited to make some of these Thanksgiving crafts with my own little ones. My kitchen table is waiting, and I’m breaking out the pumpkin spice candles.

Share with us below, what are your favorite keepsake Thanksgiving decorations for kids that you keep for years?

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