Get ready for Thanksgiving with these turkey crafts for kids! From puppets to placeholders to festive decorations — there are so many fun ideas here!
20 Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts For Kids
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food…and creativity! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday with your kids, why not try making some of these fun turkey crafts?
This collection features all sorts of cute turkey crafts that your kids can make, from simple handprint turkeys to upcycled creations. And the best part is, most of them use simple craft supplies that you might already have on hand at home such as:
- Paper Plates
- Construction Paper
- Popsicle Sticks
- Google Eyes
- Craft Feathers
- Toilet Paper Rolls
Below are some of my favorite turkey craft ideas that we’ve made together as a family, as well as ideas from some of my blogger friends. To view the full tutorial for each craft, simply tap on the craft name or the photo.
Turkey Marshmallow Pops – These Turkey Marshmallow Pops are a cute Fall snack that kids can help make. With candy corn for the turkey’s feathers and edible googly eyes, these turkey treats are fun to make AND eat!
Construction Paper Turkey Handprint Craft – This handprint turkey craft is an adorable kid-made Thanksgiving keepsake! This construction paper turkey craft is easy to make with the free printable template and is almost mess-free! You can make this a “gratitude turkey” by writing things you’re thankful for on the belly.
Pom Pom Turkey Craft My 9-year old daughter created these adorable pom pom turkeys! They can be used as festive puppets or a sweet kid-made decoration for the Thanksgiving table.
Turkey Hand Snacks- Fill a clear glove with popcorn and colorful candy to create these Popcorn Turkeys. They are perfect for classroom crafts or parties!
Wooden Slice Turkey Craft – These rustic wood slice turkeys are the perfect addition to a farmhouse Thanksgiving table. Add some floral wire, and they become place card holders or photo holders!
Egg Carton Turkey Craft – Save those egg cartons! One egg carton can make a whole flock of festive little turkeys!
Turkey Handprint Paper Craft – You can use handprints or footprints to create an array of colorful turkey feathers for this simple paper craft.
Pinecone Turkey Craft – Head outside and grab a handful of pinecones to make these sweet pine cone turkeys! You can use natural feather that you find, or craft feathers to finish them.
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft – These upcycled turkey craft is made using recycled cardboard tubes and construction paper. They can be used as place settings for the holiday dinner table or as keepsakes.
Coffee Filter Turkey Craft – Learn how to make the cutest coffee filter turkey craft for Thanksgiving…the tie-dye look is so pretty! These are easy and FUN to make for kids of all ages.
Wood Scrap Turkey – Use leftover or rescued wood from a scrap pile to make this simple, rustic turkey decoration. The feathers are made with colorful popsicle sticks.
Felt Turkey Craft – This simple turkey is made with a rainbow of felt and a DIY pom-pom for the head. What a creative idea!
Colorful Chalk Pastel Turkey Craft – This chalk pastel turkey craft is so bright and colorful and is easy enough for younger kids or toddler to make. All you need is construction paper and pastels or chalk.
Color Match Paper Plate Turkey – Not only is this a festive Thanksgiving craft, but this paper plate turkey also gets the kiddos engaged and learning too! It’s doubles as a color-match activity!
Colorful Paper Turkey Craft – All you need is a variety of construction paper to create this lovely Thanksgiving turkey with colorful feathers! This is also the perfect activity to practice scissor skills.
Coffee Filter Turkey – The accordion legs on this cute little turkey make it perfect for hanging up on the fridge! It will look like it’s dancing when you open the door!
Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey – This painted paper plate turkey is a perfect for preschool or kindergarten because even little hands can make it.
Fine Motor Turkey Craft – Not only is this turkey craft a work of art, but it is an excellent way for little kids to practice fine motor skills by pressing the golf tees into the styrofoam balls. You could also use half of a potato!
Turkey Fine Motor Craft – Fine motor skills and crafting come together with this clever turkey craft idea made with paper towel rolls and colorful craft feathers.
Pool Noodle Turkey Craft – Transform a dollar store pool noodle into these adorable turkeys that stand up all on their own. One pool noodle could be enough for an entire classroom!