While pumpkins are usually the symbol for Halloween, they can also be used at Thanksgiving time when you find pumpkin crafts for kids that pertain to Thanksgiving. Gourds, pumpkins, and squash are in plentiful supply after Halloween and the Pilgrims and Indians used pumpkins in their Thanksgiving feast, so why not find Thanksgiving pumpkin crafts for kids?
One of the great pumpkin crafts for kids we like is to take a small pumpkin and poke some holes in the back part of it near the top. Then stick a bunch of lollipops into the holes to make turkey feathers. You can then use a black marker to draw on a turkey face or use construction paper to make the face. Just be creative with this craft and turn that pumpkin into a turkey with a little imagination.
Here is another one of the cute pumpkin crafts for kids we found. If you know someone who is a wood worker, or if you know your own way around a jigsaw, take some wood and make some feathers. This works best with thicker wood. Just draw an elongated oval shape and cut out of the wood. Then paint them in different colors. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the feather after the paint has dried, and insert pegs in the bottom. Then push the pegs into the back of the pumpkin near the top. You can also craft a 3 dimensional turkey head out of the wood and insert the pegs into it as well. Just push it into the pumpkin too and you have a cute turkey made out of a pumpkin!
We eat pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, right? Most people use the canned pumpkin to make their pies, but some people actually use the real thing which involves cleaning out the inside of a pumpkin and taking out the meat for the pie filling. That leaves you with an empty pumpkin shell that you can use as part of your pumpkin crafts for kids arsenal. We carve our pumpkins for Halloween, you can also carve a pumpkin for Thanksgiving too. Print out a Thanksgiving coloring page that you like of a Thanksgiving scene whether it is of a family having dinner or the Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to break bread. Use a carving saw and detailing tool and use the carved pumpkin for a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table.
There are many other pumpkin crafts for kids that you can find online if you use your favorite search engine. Look around the Internet and experiment around with as many of the pumpkin crafts for kids for Thanksgiving and then decorate your house for the holiday!