More turkey talk: Eight turkey crafts for kids

Raise your hand if you’ve made a hand print turkey . . . hand print turkeys are fun, and a totally classic Thanksgiving turkey craft. But, if you’d like to step-up your turkey crafts this year, here are eight Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for kids. (And be sure to check out yesterday’s turkey crafts, too.) These Thanksgiving craft ideas are a great way to include the kids in Thanksgiving preparations, and they’ll be so proud to have their turkeys on display.

Here’s a quick reminder, too – today is the last day you can enter to win three Christmas craft magazines, and a 12” STAK Tree. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, along with another giveaway for the week ahead. (‘Tis the season of giving, right?)

I think Jill’s Thankful Yarn Turkey is just the sweetest. Your kids can customize their feathers with messages of thanks, and add to the tail all week long. Jill has the tutorial on Create.Craft.Love.

thankful turkey craft for kids

Thankful Turkey from Create.Craft.Love

This Crayon Turkey is perfect for the kids’ table during Thanksgiving dinner. While the adults finish their meals, the kids can keep busy coloring. Michelle from A Little Tipsy show you how to make your own Crayon Turkey.

crayon turkey craft for kids

Crayon Turkey from A Little Tipsy.

Here’s another turkey that will make a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table. This Turkey Treat Pot is from Michaels. (Note: If you make this cutie, be sure to add a 2″ – 3″ ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to your shopping list. I noticed that the list of materials left it out.)

Thanksgiving turkey crafts for kids

Turkey Treat Pot from Michaels

Paper crafters, take note of this Paper Loop Turkey from Kellie at Polished to Perfection. Have your kids assemble the paper loops, while you help them create the turkey’s body.

kid's paper turkey crafts

Paper Loop Turkey from Polished to Perfection.

Here’s another turkey craft you can make with your pretty, leftover papers. Or, you can use construction paper like Ginger did at Gingerly Made. Here’s the tutorial.

paper turkey crafts for kids for Thanksgiving day

Paper Turkey from Gingerly Made.

I’d like to have a couple of these Turkey Treat Holders placed strategically around my house! This guy is so cute, easy, and has treats to share – what’s not to like?

kid's turkey craft centerpiece ideas

Turkey Treat Holder from Fiskars

Plaid shares a tutorial to make a goofy-eyed Festive Turkey. You could substitute a classic handprint turkey for the tail feathers, don’t you think?

paper handprint turkey craft for kids

Festive Turkey from Plaid

Here’s one turkey that will not go on the table, though you could hang him in the dining room, or maybe on your front door. You’ll find the instructions for the Thanksgiving Turkey Plaque on

turkey crafts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey Plaque

So, do you remember making handprint turkeys? Or, maybe you still do? Please share.

Happy crafting!


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7 Responses to More turkey talk: Eight turkey crafts for kids

  1. ColleenB. says:

    Oh, what cute projects to do with your kids or grandkids.
    They are Adorable

  2. mamacravings says:

    Turkeys and crafts?! Now that’s a win! Too cute! My very fav is the turkey pot…I think I may have most if not everything I need for that one. Wouldn’t they be cute place markers and keepsakes? 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, they would be so fun on the table, one for everyone. I know your guests will treasure them, too. Maybe even make it a group craft on Thanksgiving day? I hope you’ll Share photos of your Turkey Pots. I’d love to see them. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Katiria says:

    I don’t remember making them in school myself, but I remember when my son was in Pre-K up to 2nd grade he would bring home a turkey every year and I can’t find them anywhere!! I love the Turkey teapot he’s so cute and tiny.

  4. These are all SO adorable!!! 🙂

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