I often hear that Thanksgiving is a forgotten holiday, squeezed in between Halloween candy and costumes and the sparkle of Christmas. So I’ve gathered a collection of Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts that will help you decorate and celebrate on Thanksgiving Day. While I love a handprint turkey, I think you’ll love the variety in these DIY Turkey Crafts. I have turkeys made with paint, paper, craft sticks, yarn, feathers, crayons, even a leaf rake! So, let’s be thankful for these 20+ Turkey Crafts, large and small.
Hang this can’t-miss, colorful Thanksgiving Turkey on your front door. Cindy at Little Miss Celebrations shows you how to make him from paper twist.
How cute is this Thanksgiving Turkey Door Decor made from a leaf rake? So clever! Go visit Suzy at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom for the tutorial.
If you’re a fan of yarn wreaths, then you’ll want to make this Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath designed by Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous.
This majestic, Thanksgiving Harvest Turkey is made with dried floral materials. Designer Kathleen George modeled it after one she saw in a catalog with a price tag of almost $1,000! You might even find some of the supplies you need in your own backyard.
Save some of your leftover candy corn to decorate this Silk Leaf Turkey. He was a favorite on Crafts ‘n Coffee last year.
Here’s another Thanksgiving candy craft idea. This Lollipop Turkey will have lots of fans around the Thanksgiving table.
Patty Schaffer used chalkboard paint to create the feathers on her Chalkboard Feather Turkey.
Over at De Su Mama, Vanessa and her daughter Alina made this Thanksgiving Thankful Turkey and wrote notes of thanks on the feathers.
Dana from The Crafted Niche had the same idea, only she made SEVEN Thankful Turkeys for an office staff meeting. Everyone in the meeting recorded what they appreciated about each other on the feathers. Fun office!
Do you follow Amanda at Crafts by Amanda? She has the best tutorials, she’ll show you step-by-step how to make this Thankful Turkey.
Of course you can also use real feathers for your turkey! The Craft Elf did just that on their Thanksgiving Turkey.
If you want to limit the mess and keep it easy, why not do what Dana at DanaDoGooder did. She had her children’s class make these Thanksgiving Crayon Turkeys without paint and used crayons for the tail feathers. Easy and adorable!
I found these Thanksgiving Turkeys on Flickr, and I thought the craft stick tails were colorful and creative. There aren’t step-by-step instructions, but I think you can easily recreate these. Jackie from Jaxx of all Trades painted her birds with spray paint, but be careful with that. Most spray paints contain solvents that may melt the foam. A brush-on acrylic craft paint is usually a safer bet.
Have a good weekend, and I’ll see you next Tuesday with an awesome Thanksgiving turkey from Patty Schaffer. You are going to love it!