61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

Thanksgiving is a fantastic time for all things cozy, creative, and gratitude

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just picking up a pencil for fun, there’s something magical about capturing the essence of this holiday on paper. 

I’m so excited to share a whole bunch of Thanksgiving drawing ideas with you! From classic autumn symbols to heartwarming scenes of family gatherings, these ideas will definitely get your creative juices flowing!

1. A Classic Still Life

Arrange a cornucopia overflowing with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and gourds. Include pumpkins, squash, apples, grapes, and colorful autumn leaves.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

2. Handprint Turkey

Trace a child’s hand and turn it into a turkey. The palm is the body, fingers become colorful feathers, and add a face.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


3. Symbolic Pie

Draw a detailed slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream, capturing its texture and warmth.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


4. Gratitude Tree

Sketch a bare tree with leaf-shaped notes that are basically by people who have left it there.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


5. Pilgrim and Native American

A respectful historical scene depicting a Pilgrim and a Native American sharing a meal.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


6. Whimsical Turkey Trot

Draw turkeys in silly hats and costumes, participating in a fun run.

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7. Autumn Landscape

A vibrant scene of rolling hills, colorful trees, a cozy farmhouse, and pumpkins in a field.

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8. “Thankful” Letter Designs

Design creative hand lettering of the word “Thankful” surrounded by autumn-themed elements.

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9. Patterned Feathers

Draw close-up, intricate patterns on colorful turkey feathers.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


10.Funny Pilgrim Hats

Draw a bunch of pilgrim hats on a clothesline, blowing in the wind, perhaps even a few upside down!

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11. Thanksgiving Feast Table

A top-down view of a full table, set with a turkey, side dishes, pies, and fall decorations.

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12. Cartoon Cornucopia

Create a whimsical cornucopia character with a smiling face and overflowing with produce.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

13. Fall Foliage Collage

Used torn pieces of colored paper to create a collage of vibrant fall foliage.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

14. Acorn Friends

Draw a collection of acorns with expressive faces and personalities.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

15. “Happy Thanksgiving” Banner

Decorate a banner with autumn leaves, pumpkins, and “Happy Thanksgiving” lettering.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

16. Field of Pumpkins

A panoramic sketch of a pumpkin patch with various sizes and shapes of pumpkins.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

17. Stuffed and Smiling Turkey

Draw a plump, roasted turkey with a proud grin on a serving platter.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

18. Corn on the Cob Close-Up

A detailed drawing of corn kernels with husks partially peeled back.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

19. Kindness Scarecrow

A friendly scarecrow holding a sign with a message of thanks and generosity.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

20. Abstract Harvest

A non-representational artwork using colors and textures inspired by the fall harvest.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

21. Illustration of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

Turn a favorite Thanksgiving recipe into a gorgeous illustration. 

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

22. “Give Thanks” Pumpkin

Decorate a pumpkin with the phrase “Give Thanks” and surrounded by a simple wreath of leaves and berries.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


23. Fall Floral Arrangement

Sketch a centerpiece overflowing with autumn blooms like sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and dahlias, along with sprigs of berries.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas


24. Family Gathering Portrait

Capture the joy of a family gathered around the Thanksgiving table, focusing on individual expressions and interactions.

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25. Pilgrim Ship in a Storm

A dramatic illustration of the Mayflower battling rough seas on its journey to the New World.

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26. Woodland Creatures Feast

Depict forest animals like squirrels, deer, and rabbits enjoying their own Thanksgiving feast of acorns, berries, and mushrooms.

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27. Geometric Acorn Pattern

Create a repeating pattern with different acorn shapes and sizes for a simple yet sophisticated design.

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28. Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

Replicate the style of a vintage Thanksgiving postcard with a nostalgic scene and handwritten greetings.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

29. Place Setting Closeup

Focus on a single place at the table, complete with a plate, patterned napkin, and a decorative gourd.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

30. “Gobble Gobble” Lettering


Design playful “Gobble Gobble” lettering with each letter as a different plump turkey.

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31. Football Fandom

Draw cartoon fans in their favorite team’s colors gathered around the TV to watch some Thanksgiving football.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

32. Abundant Harvest Basket

Draw a wicker basket overflowing with all types of produce representing the bountiful harvest.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

33. Leaf Mandala

Arrange autumn leaves in a circular, intricate mandala pattern.

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34. Pie Tasting Contest

A humorous scene portraying a pie judging contest with exaggerated expressions of delight (or displeasure).

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

35. Autumn Sunset

A warm, colorful sunset over a rolling landscape with golden fields and vibrant fall foliage.

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36. A Card Lying on Top of Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Design a full Thanksgiving dinner table with a card lying on top. Can be surrounded with recipes or Thanksgiving-themed elements. 

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37. Turkey in Disguise

A silly drawing of a turkey wearing a disguise to avoid being the Thanksgiving dinner.

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38. Thanksgiving Parade Float

Design an over-the-top, fantastical float for a Thanksgiving parade.

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39. Volunteer Work

Draw a heartwarming scene of people serving food at a Thanksgiving meal drive.

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40. Patterned Tablecloth Design

Create a decorative pattern for a Thanksgiving tablecloth with motifs like pumpkins, leaves, or fall produce.

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41. A House with Autumn Leave in Front

Design a house, preferably a country house with autumn leaves (and other Thanksgiving elements if required) lying in the front.

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42. Thanksgiving Leftovers Feast

A playful drawing of a turkey proudly guarding its plate of leftover pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

43. Cornhusk Dolls

Draw traditional cornhusk dolls adorned with bits of colorful fabric and yarn.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

44. Autumn Wreath

Capture the beauty of an autumn wreath with pine cones, acorns, berries, and dried leaves.

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45. Historical Thanksgiving Scene

Research and depict a detailed scene of the first Thanksgiving feast, focusing on clothing and food of the time.

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46. The Wishbone Tradition

Two individuals pulling a detailed wishbone with a focus on the hands.

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47. “Thankful For…” Chalkboard

Draw a chalkboard illustration of two people you are grateful for.

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48. Apple Cider Sippers

Friends or family holding steaming mugs of apple cider with cozy sweaters and warm smiles.

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49. Pumpkin Spice Latte Art

Close-up image of elaborate latte art on a pumpkin spice drink, perhaps with leaves or a turkey motif.

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50. “Cranberry Sauce” Illustration

A lot of cranberry sauce spread or spilled across the table.

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51. Football Field Sketch

Outline a football field with players frozen mid-play for a dynamic sports-themed drawing.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas

52. Mischievous Pets at Thanksgiving

Capture the chaos of excited pets trying to sneak tastes of Thanksgiving goodies.

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53. World Map Gratitude

Small notes of thanks pinned to a world map, showing thanks from all around the globe.

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54. Patterned Gourds

Draw decorative patterns like stripes, paisleys, or abstract shapes on various gourds and squashes.

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55. Autumn Window View

A cozy scene looking out of a window onto a colorful autumn landscape.

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56. Handmade Table Decorations

Draw creative and personalized table decorations made from natural elements.

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57. Fall Fashion Illustration

Focus on cozy knitwear, warm scarves, and the style highlights of a Thanksgiving gathering.

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58. Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

A series of leftovers (in a good sense ofcourse) showing a Thanksgiving table after all the meal-eating is completed.

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59. A Good Pumpkin Pie

Draw a pumpkin pie on a Thanksgiving dinner table. Add other side dishes if necessary. Add quirky design elements if necessary.

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60. “Friendsgiving” Celebration

Capture the joy of celebrating Thanksgiving with close friends chosen as family.

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61. Illustrated Thanksgiving Memories

Draw a favorite Thanksgiving memory or tradition.

61 Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas
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