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The Best Thanksgiving Crafts for 2 Year Olds

The Best Thanksgiving Crafts for 2 Year Olds

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The Best Thanksgiving Crafts for 2-Year-Olds – Crafts are such a fun way to get toddlers involved in holidays. We can educate them through Thanksgiving books, but sometimes actions speak louder than words.

It’s amazing how much creativity comes out when doing a craft whether it be painting or placing tissue paper, feathers, or other items on paper. You never know until they try, right?

I’ve included some of the best Thanksgiving Crafts for 2-year-olds out there and your toddler is bound to love them all!

But first, I think it’s important to remember some things when making crafts with someone so young.

If you have this toddler craft thing down,  just scroll down below the picture and enjoy the crafts!

Some tips for crafting with a 2-year-old:

Let Your Toddler Do As Much as Possible on Their Own

It’s easy to try and take over their craft to make it look perfect, but 2-year-olds want to be independent and this is a great way of letting them.

Set Up an Easy and Cheap Crafting Station

I use this reusable plastic tablecloth and wipe it off each time the craft is done.

Cover Them Up With a Toddler Art Smock

Nothing is worse than spending an hour after the craft trying to get paint out of their clothes.

We specifically use this Crayola Art Smock. We’ve had it for a year and a half and plan to buy the same one when my son is old enough to wear it.

If Your Toddler Is Not In The Mood, They’re Not in The Mood

Don’t push craft time. It doesn’t make it fun for anybody.

Keep all of the supplies for another day, and honestly next year if you need to. Your future self will love you for less prep.

Do Crafts They Already Love

These crafts are awesome, but if your 2-year-old loves painting, don’t pick the project with paper plates and construction paper.

Gear your crafts around what you know your toddler likes. If you find your toddler uninterested in the craft, spice it up by adding something they like.

I can’t tell you how many random projects have stickers ALL over them because my daughter is obsessed.

I even bought these seasonal stickers for this very reason so at least they match what we’re doing. They have every major holiday included, so I always have some on hand.

It won’t turn out perfect and it will be messy, but they will be so proud of how it turns out.

So even if your Thanksgiving turkey or scarecrow looks more like a bunch of shapes or oddly a dinosaur, let it happen. That smile of their completed work cannot be replaced.

Easy Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers. Perfect DIY ideas for preschool age and for kids who just love getting creative for the holidays. #kidsactivities #kidscraft

Here are some easy Thanksgiving Crafts for 2-year-olds to make this season even more fun for them! Trust me they’re going to love them!

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19 Best Thanksgiving Crafts for 2-Year-Olds

Finished Turkey Paper Bag Craft
Paper Bag Turkey Craft

from Journey to SAHM

A simple paper bag turkey craft for toddlers ages 2 and up that can be customized to include your child’s favorite colors!

Cute Thanksgiving Foam Hat on top of a girl's head

A fun and easy Foam Turkey Headband that your toddlers can wear all day long! Includes tips on how to make this super-friendly for 2-year-olds and is great for those with small attention spans!

Thanksgiving Foam Turkey Headband

from Journey to SAHM

Autumn Cork Painting

from The Picky Apple

A fun fall craft for kids that lets your toddler get creative while getting in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Easy Fist Bump-kins Pumpkin Craft

from Thrifty Jinxy

A cute pumpkin craft made using your hands that can get the entire family involved.

Q-Tip Turkey Craft

from Happy Toddler Playtime

Who said Q-Tips are just for cleaning? Get crafty with your 2-year-old toddler by creating your own turkey.

Easy Turkey Craft

from Happy Home Fairy

It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey. Use tissue paper to make a unique turkey this Fall.

Paper Plate Turkey

from I Heart Crafty Things

This easy turkey craft only uses a handful of supplies and is toddler-proof. Let your preschoolers show their artistic skills by painting their own turkey!

Five Little Pumpkins Easy Fingerprint Craft

from Mom Envy

Put your popsicle sticks to the test with this cute little pumpkin craft this November.

Fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for 2 year olds. Get creative with crafts for toddlers. Include turkey crafts, autumn trees, and ways to be grateful. These DIY crafts are perfect to make for preschool and just to celebrate Thanksgiving Day! #kidscraft #kids

Thanksgiving Crafts for 2-Year-Olds

Tie-Dye Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

from Living for the Sunshine

If you’re an OCD mom when it comes to crafts with your toddler, this one is for you. Tie-Dye always turns out amazing with this easy Turkey Thanksgiving craft.

Thankful Turkey Centerpiece

from Really, Are You Serious?

It’s important to teach toddlers how to be thankful from a young age. What better way than by creating a turkey made from a milk jug that can sit in the middle of dinner?

Painting with Corn Craft

Painting with Corn

from My Bored Toddler

What a fun way to paint some corn! Check out this entertaining Thanksgiving craft for your 2-year-old.

Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft

from Finding Zest

A cute paper plate scarecrow craft that will have your 2-year-olds smiling away this Fall.

Handprint and Footprint Turkey

from Rock-A-Bye Parents

This Thanksgiving craft is great for kids of all ages. Who said handprint and footprint crafts were only cool for babies?

Turkey Handprint Craft

from The Best Ideas for Kids

Get the feathers out for this simple Turkey craft. It’s so easy to put together in the preschool classroom or at home.

Sponged Painted Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

from The Resourceful Mama

Who doesn’t love sponge painting?! Create an ombre looking turkey with this simple toddler craft idea for Thanksgiving!

Shape Turkey Craft

Shape Turkey Craft

from Messy Little Monster

A super simple construction paper Thanksgiving craft for 2-year-olds that teaches them all about shapes and colors.

Button Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft with Buttons

from Crafts by Ria

 I don’t know what it is with toddlers and buttons, but your 2-year-old is bound to love this fun happy Thanksgiving craft.

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Toddlers

from My Bored Toddler

It’s Thanksgiving, so you can never have enough turkey craft, right?! This is a super easy turkey craft to make with your toddler this fall. It’s made entirely of construction paper (plus 2 googly eyes).

Corn Craft for Preschoolers

Corn Craft for Preschoolers

from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Another fun corn craft to make with your 2-year old this fall! Color these popcorn kernels and put your beautiful corn together. The kids will have a great time making the kernels different colors then doing the actual craft!

Just pay extra close attention to your child if they still love putting everything and anything in their mouths.

Thanksgiving Placemat craft

Cookie Cutter Fall Placemats

from Projects with Kids

Get your 2-year-old involved in setting the table by creating the Thanksgiving table placemats! Cookie cutters are put to work in this simple craft.

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Elizabeth (Rock-A-Bye Parents)

Thursday 1st of November 2018

You found so many adorable Thanksgiving crafts! Wish I had found a list like this when my son was little.

Thank you so much for including my Handprint and Footprint Turkey!


Thursday 1st of November 2018

It's amazing what you can find online now-a-days that we didn't have access to Elizabeth! There are going to be a lot of toddlers who will love making your hand and foot print turkey.