Make a gratitude book from recycled materials! Teach gratitude for kids with this simple diy craft for fall.

Making a Gratitude Book is a fun Thanksgiving craft idea that will be sure to teach kids about gratitude. Not only is it fun, but the possibilities for personalization and materials are endless! We made our look like a turkey complete with scrap paper feathers, but you could also decorate yours with leaves or other items.

Thanksgiving craft

This is a great opportunity to discuss the topic of waste and recycling and the fun of finding ways to reuse and repurpose things we take for granted. Sure, you can go to the craft store for feathers and things, but it is much more fun to cut the shapes out of packaging that you’d not normally not take a second look at and turn them into something else! You can also discuss the less obvious things we can be thankful for such as the box that keeps the Cheerios crunchy or the power that makes the toaster work for the Eggos.

Thanksgiving craft


  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Empty food containers or waste paper for feathers
  • Stapler
  • Markers, paint, crayons, etc.
  • Scissors


Decide how many pages you want your book to be. Stack the bags on top of each other and fold them in half. Staple along the fold to make a spine. Than decorate!


gratitude book

If you’re not already a Green Kid Crafts subscriber, don’t wait another day to join!

From $16.95 / month! Monthly boxes come with 4-8 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) designed by experts around national standards to build confidence, flex creativity, and make kids smarter. All materials and instructions included, along with some fun extras! Each Discovery Box is created around an exciting new theme each month (think Outer Space, Nocturnal Animals, Backyard Science, Ocean, and Mad Scientist). You can cancel anytime. Join Green Kid now!

Join Green Kid Crafts

Leave a Reply