A flock of 20+ Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts (and winners announced)

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.

So cute Thanksgiving door decoration made with paper twist. From Little Miss Celebrations.

Got Pie! Cute Thanksgiving Turkey for your front door by Little Miss Celebrations.

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.

A rake made into a Thanksgiving turkey! So clever. From Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

Clever! Thanksgiving Door Decor made with a leaf rake by Suzy at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

If you’re a fan of yarn wreaths, then you’ll want to make this Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath designed by  Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous.

Cute Thanksgiving Yarn Wreath with felt feathers by Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous.

Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath 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.

Beautiful turkey made with dried materials for the tail feathers and napkin decoupage on the body. Original inspiration was almost $1,000 in a high-end catalog!! CraftsnCoffee.com

Thanksgiving Harvest Turkey by Kathleen George.

Save some of your leftover candy corn to decorate this Silk Leaf Turkey. He was a favorite on Crafts ‘n Coffee last year.

Clever - use silk leaves for the turkey tail feathers. This one is really cute and colorful. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Thanksgiving Silk Leaf Turkey by Michelle LeSage.

Here’s another Thanksgiving candy craft idea. This Lollipop Turkey will have lots of fans around the Thanksgiving table.

Cute Thanksgiving Turkey craft & centerpiece. The kids will love this.

Decorate your Thanksgiving table with the Lollipop Turkey.

Patty Schaffer used chalkboard paint to create the feathers on her Chalkboard Feather Turkey.

Clever - use chalkboard paint on the tail feathers to make a Thankful Turkey.

Chalkboard Feather Turkey by Patty Schaffer.

Over at De Su Mama, Vanessa and her daughter Alina made this Thanksgiving Thankful Turkey and wrote notes of thanks on the feathers.

A great Thankgiving craft for kids -- make a Thankful Turkey. Tutorial on De Su Mama.

Thankful Thanksgiving Turkey from De Su Mama.

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!

Dana at The Crafted Niche made seven of these Thankful Turkeys for an office staff meeting. My kind of job!

Dana made seven Thankful Turkeys, enough for everyone in her staff meeting.

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.

Amanda at Crafts by Amanda has the best tutorials for kids' crafts. Love this Thankful Turkey for kids.

Amanda used discs and paper feathers to craft her Thankful Turkey.

Of course you can also use real feathers for your turkey! The Craft Elf did just that on their Thanksgiving Turkey.

Kids will have fun making a turkey with real feathers. From The Craft Elf.

Try using real feathers for your 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!

These Thanksgiving Turkeys are so easy and so fun! From Dana at Dana Do-Gooder.

The kids had a blast making these super-simple turkeys with Dana from Dana Do-Gooder.

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.

A Craft Stick Thanksgiving Turkey for kids from Jackie at Jaxx of all Trades.

Craft Stick Turkey from Jaxx of all Trades.

I have links to this Thankful Yarn Turkey from Create Craft Love and seven more turkey crafts on last year’s Turkey Craft Roundup. If you’ve not yet found your perfect turkey craft, click on through.

thankful turkey craft for kids

Thankful Turkey from Create.Craft.Love

I also want to announce the winners of last week’s prize package – ColleenB and MistyFujiLisa. Please contact me so I can arrange for your prizes.

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!

Happy crafting.


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10 Responses to A flock of 20+ Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts (and winners announced)

  1. PJ says:

    Hi Sharon! Love those ideas!! We’re one of those crazies who decorate for Christmas right after Halloween, but I always put in my Thanksgiving stuff too. In fact, I just KNITTED a couple turkeys to add to the glory. I even have blowmolds in my entry way happily greeting everyone who comes in. Thanks for sharing! PJ

    • Sharon says:

      I bet your knit turkeys are adorable! It sounds like you know how to celebrate the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing today, and happy crafting! Sharon

  2. ColleenB. says:

    First off; Congratulations to MistyFujiLisa as the other prize winner. I can’t believe that I am actually the other winner. Have contacted you with my information. :}
    Now onto the turkey’s. They are all so cute and adorable. Very creative minds.
    I now know what to do with my broken rake :}
    Thanks again Sharon

    • Sharon says:

      Congratulations, Colleen! I will get your prize package in the works. Thank you so much for following Crafts ‘n Coffee, I’m glad you’re here. Have fun with these turkeys, and happy crafting. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    What cute turkeys. I like these better than the real ones. I will have to show a friend these. Might make a great after school project.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks for sharing these with your friends, Lisa. I agree — these are much cuter than the real thing! And a discussion we just had around here was why do we always put hats on the turkeys?? “Food” for thought. Sharon

  4. Suzy Myers says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Thank you so much for sharing my Turkey door greeter!! And love all the other turkeys too! Awesome post!

  5. Hi Sharon! What a great collections of wonderful turkeys! Thank you so much for including mine, and now I definitely have to make him some friends. 🙂 So many great ideas and thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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