October 24, 2023


Turkey Day Delights: Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Little Hands & Toddler Caps for Little Heads

Hey, Mama! As the leaves turn vibrant hues, and Thanksgiving approaches, it's the perfect time to get creative with your little ones. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or a loving relative, these Thanksgiving-themed crafting ideas are a delightful way to bond with the littles. This guide includes crafts that even the littlest littles can do. Bonus: Grab perfect photo ops of your tiny toddler creators in their very own toddler baseball hats! Be it atoddler boy baseball hator atoddler girl baseball hat, we've got you covered.  So, let's dive into the fun and creativity of Turkey Day!


Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers (supervised, of course!) 

Turkey Handprint Art

Materials: Craft paper, non-toxic paint, markers

How to Do It: 

- Choose a sheet of craft paper and have your little one pick their favorite fall colors for the turkey feathers.

- Paint your little one's hand with non-toxic paint, making sure to cover their palm and fingers, protecting them from messes.

- Carefully press their painted hand onto the paper to create the turkey's feathers.

- Allow the paint to dry, and then add a beak, googly eyes, and little feet using markers, with your little one beaming as they create their masterpiece.

Skills Learned: Fine motor skills (painting and drawing), creativity, and gratitude as they express what they're thankful for.

Pinecone Turkeys

Materials: Pinecones, craft feathers, googly eyes (choking hazard - so be careful), pipe cleaners, glue

How to Do It:

- Apply a small amount of glue to the craft feathers and help your little one stick them into the gaps in the pinecone for the turkey's tail.

- Glue googly eyes onto one end of the pinecone and attach a small piece of pipe cleaner as a beak.

- Create tiny feet from more pipe cleaners and glue them to the bottom of the pinecone, your little one proudly crafting in style.

Skills Learned:Hand-eye coordination (gluing and placing feathers), creativity, and understanding of different shapes and textures.

Thankful Tree

Materials: Twigs, construction paper, markers, ribbon

How to Do It:

- Collect twigs with your little one, making sure they are comfy and cute.

- Cut out leaves from construction paper and have your little one write or draw what they're thankful for on each leaf.

- Hang the leaves on the branches using a ribbon, creating a heartwarming "Thankful Tree."

Skills Learned: Fine motor skills (cutting and hanging leaves), gratitude, and emotional expression.

Gratitude Rocks

Materials: Smooth rocks, paint, paintbrushes

How to Do It:

- Provide your little one with smooth rocks and various colored paints, making sure they're comfortable.

- Encourage them to paint the rocks with images or words representing things they're thankful for.

- Once the paint is dry, display the gratitude rocks around your home, showcasing your little one's creativity.

Skills Learned: Fine motor skills (painting), creativity, and reflection on what they appreciate.

Paper Plate Pilgrims

Materials: Paper plates, craft paper, markers, glue

How to Do It: 

- Cut paper plates in half and use one half as the pilgrim's face, ensuring your little one looks adorable.

- Help your little one cut construction paper into hat and collar shapes.

- Have your little one glue the hat and collar onto the paper plate and add facial features using markers, all while they stay stylish and snug.

Skills Learned:Scissor skills (with assistance), creativity, and spatial understanding.

Toddlers can learn important skills from focused activities, and even more importantly, they will develop that oh so important bond with Mama! Enjoy these fun and creative Thanksgiving crafts with your little one, creating lasting memories together. 

Bonus idea:Give away their cutie crafts to family, friends and neighbors, with a fresh baked batch of the classic fall favorite, Snickerdoodles! 

Here is the recipe: 


- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

- 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- For Rolling:

  - 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and 1 and 1/2 cups of granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  1. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

  1. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; you want the dough to come together but not be overworked.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon for rolling the cookie dough.

  1. Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until it's well coated.

  1. Place the coated dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.

  1. Use the bottom of a glass to gently flatten each dough ball slightly.

  1. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are still soft. Be careful not to overbake; the cookies will continue to set as they cool.

  1. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

They should be soft, chewy, and filled with the delightful flavors of cinnamon and sugar.

We wish you a cozy and beautiful fall season! Don’t forget to take some adorable photos of your toddlers in their Rey to Z hats and tag us! We may feature them!

We have something for everyone in your cute fam! Pick up Dad one of our baseball hats for men. Mama needs one of our cool baseball caps for women. The kiddos will rock our Letter Hats  and Sibling Hats . Create lasting memories this fall with adorable baseball caps from   Rey to Z.  

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Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett