How cute is this kids Thanksgiving turkey craft? Made from simple supplies – you should be able to find most, if not all, at the dollar store – your kids can practice their cutting and gluing skills to put them together.
You can sit this on your mantel, use it on a tiered tray display, or string some together (maybe alternating with pumpkins) to make a bunting to hang up for your Thanksgiving celebration. Or add names and a little cardboard stand on the back to use them as place settings for dinner. You can even cut paper rolls (from toilet paper or paper towels) and attach the turkeys to them to use as napkin rings.
Kids Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
● Foam sheet (orange and yellow)
● Red colored paper (or felt or craft foam)
● Yarn (shades of orange and yellow)
● Googly eyes
● Glue gun or white craft glue like Aleene’s Tacky Glue (if using white glue, you will need extra drying time)
1. Cut out one medium sized egg shape and one circle from the cardboard. These form the body and head of the turkey.
2. Cut the yarn into pieces. You can vary the length of the pieces to add more texture. You will likely want some smaller pieces for the head and slightly larger ones for the body.
3. Glue the head onto the body and begin filling the whole thing with pieces of cut up yarn. Alternate the colors and glue them in place.
4. Cut a triangle from the yellow foam sheet for the beak and a teardrop shape from the red paper for the wattle. Attach those and the googly eyes to the face.
5. Using the orange craft foam, cut out two feet and glue those in place as well.
6. Now you’ve got an adorable little Thanksgiving turkey decoration!