Gobble Gobble! It's that time of year for the turkey crafts again, Thanksgiving Day! Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Canada and United States. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving day on the second Monday in October while Americans celebrate it on the fourth Thursday in November.
Turkey crafts are very popular on Thanksgiving Day because that is what people eat on that special day. With a little imagination you can make a turkey from anything around the house or outside in the yard. You can make an adorable turkey from a pine cone and pipe cleaners or construction paper, craft sticks/ Popsicle sticks and paint.
To make the above turkey mask, go to this page and print out the turkey face pattern.
While at first glance they appear to have no resemblance to animals and birds, just a few additions will convert pine cones into charming little figures. By using beads for eyes, acorns for heads, twigs for legs, and a little paint to add reality, you can shape various figures, surprisingly real. For example, this pine cone turkey is made of a cone with pipe cleaner neck and legs. The end of the cleaner that comprises the neck is curled to represent a head. The carmen wattles are daubed on with vermilion paint, or red ink. The ends of the legs are curled substantially to give enough surface so that the figure will stand.
Make a colorful Thanksiving turkey with 2 paper plates and the following template. Open up this Turkey template to get the parts to make it. You can use either paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color the turkey's body (however paint works the best). Meanwhile, trace and cut out the parts of the turkey. You can draw an eye or cut out a paper eye for the turkey. Color in the beak and top of its head. Trace the template feathers and then paste them inside the two plates along with the turkey's head. Paste the two plates together.
Free Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Toys Model : Make Printable Foldable Turkeys Paper -Have a free afternoon and want to make the coolest craft you have ever made? All you need are a printer, paper, scissors, glue, and patience and you will have a fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts activity to keep you busy. This printable paper turkey would also be great as a Thanksgiving dinner table decoration craft.
Pinecone Turkeys with Pipecleaner Feathers - Learn how to maket his adorable thanksgiving turkey with a pine cone and pipe cleaners.
Thanksgiving Turkey Pop Up Card Making Craft : Turkeys Beak Opens and Closes - This is a unique Turkey pop up card in that this one has an open and closing beak. My kids said that it is the coolest pop up card that they have ever seen, so I decided to share it with all of you nice kids and parents.
Give Thanks Yarn Turkeys Centerpiece - These yarn turkeys are sooo easy to make and so cool to look at. Everybody at teh Thanksgiving table gets a paper feather...writes what the yare thankful for...and then sticks it into the back of the Turkey.
4 Different Ways to Do Handprint Turkeys - There are 4 different methods of making turkeys from handprints...if you are a teacher or mother and are sick of doing it the same exact way each year...find out other ways to do it.
Stand-Up Thanksgiving Turkeys from Paper - You can print out these standing paper turkeys and fold and put together for Thanksgiving.
Turkey Plant Poke Garden Thanksgiving Crafts Plant pokes are a great way to brighten up and decorate plants in your house and gardens in your backyard. Now that Thanksgiving is getting closer, how about we make a Thanksgiving Turkey Plant Poke to decorate your garden. This turkey plant poke is easy to make and lots of fun to look at. Easy directions for this crafts project follow below.
Thanksgiving Turkey Pencil Topper Crafts - Here’s a great idea to celebrate thanksgiving at school- a turkey on the top of your pencil…a Turkey pencil topper craft for kids!! This craft is really easy to make and will surprise your teacher and your friends.
Thanksgiving Thankful Pinecone Turkeys - Put thankful feathers into the pinecone turkey.
Polymer Clay Turkey Brooch - Make a Polymer Clay Turkey brooch pin for Thanksgiving time.
Thanksgiving Printable Turkey Craft - This is a printable craft where you print out and cut out the turkey. Then you cut out feathers and paste them on the turkey. You can also write what you are thankful for on each feather.
Thanksgiving for Turkey Craft - This is a great lesson in what you are thankful for by placing the feathers on the turkey and each feather writing what you are thankful for.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Cards - Print out this cute turkey printable card for a Happy Thanksgiving message to someone special.
How to Draw Cartoon Turkeys Step by Step Lesson - Learn how to draw this cartoon turkey with this step by step drawing lesson for kids.
A Bird on your Hand -Draw a colorful peacock, parrot, or even a turkey for your Thanksgiving table - all starting with your handprint. Fly with your imagination!
Bead PatternedTurkey -Decorative Perler beads in turkey patterns will surely dress up your holiday table.
Clay Pot Turkey -This little turkey is quite simple to make. The cost is minimal and he makes a great table decoration or hostess Gift for Thanksgiving dinner!
Colorful Turkey Caddy -Add a touch of color -- and order -- to the kids' table with this clever marker holder. To inspire holiday artwork, use plain white butcher paper as a tablecloth, or just supply a few sheets of paper.
Colors Turkey Paper Crafts -This is a simple cut and paste paper craft good "just for fun", colors practice, a Thanksgiving theme, a farm theme, a birds theme, or an animals theme.
Craft Stick Turkey Greeter -This project is easy to make and uses minimal supplies. Poke the turkey's stick into an upside-down paper cup or hang on the edge of a flower pot.
Craft Stick Turkey Crafts - What you will need: Colored craft sticks, short craft sticks, craft spoon, wiggly eyes, wooden shapes for the turkey's wattle and beak, pipe cleaners, red paint, black and yellow construction paper and glue.
Craft spoons Turkey Crafts : - What you will need: Craft spoons, wiggly eyes, wooden shapes for the turkey's wattle and beak, red, brown, black, and white paint, and glue.
Easy Thanksgiving Kleenex Box Covers : - All you need is thin cardboard, paper, scissors and glue.
Easy Turkey Crafts with Pinecones -Making a easy turkey crafts with pinecones is a favorite Thanksgiving craft among kids. Here is one way to create this cute little guy that can be used as a table centerpiece or a decoration in any part of your house around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fall Leaf Turkey -This simple craft is made with natural materials (leaves and a pinecone.
Fan Tail Turkey -Hang up a turkey to make your Thanksgiving more festive.
Fancy Filter Turkeys -Involve your kids in Thanksgiving meal preparations. These crafty birds add gob(bler)s of color to any holiday table!
Feather Fun -Thanksgiving and hand-made turkeys go hand in hand. Talk about holiday traditions while kids make their feathered creations.
Felt Turkey Pin Jewelry Craft -In the day before Thanksgiving or on the day itself, give guests and friends a special reminder with this felt turkey pin. This is a fun kids' craft that can be done at school or at home.
Fingerprint Turkey Craft -A finger and a bit of paint are all you need to make this super-cute turkey.
Foam Egg Turkey Crafts - What you will need: foam egg, feathers, golf tees, fun foam, googly eyes, fun foam leaves.
Foam Fowl : Thanksgiving Turkeys- - This turkey craft is a little harder to do since it requires pretty steady hands and most toddlers and younger preschoolers will need a lot of help if they participate. Older kids will enjoy it and how layering the foam sheet really makes the turkey cartoonish and fun.
Foam Leaves and Marshmallow Turkeys- What you will need: foam fall leaves, foam marshmallows, craft spoons, brown paint, black and yellow paper or foam for the hat.
Food Bank Turkey - - This is the perfect craft project to make for participating in the food drive in your school or community.
Fun Foam Turkey Napkin Holder Craft for Kids - What you will need: Fun foam (Red, yellow, brown, black), napkins, glue, wiggly eyes.
Garden Glove Turkey -This little turkey glove is loaded with personality.
Give Thanks Turkey Paper Crafts - This is a fun craft to do with the entire extended family. The child can hand a slip of paper (tail piece) to each family member and ask them to write what they are thankful for. After everyone has made their contribution, the child can assemble the turkey.
Glowbird -Create a flock of these bright votive holders: they're a great project for kids and, filled with battery-operated tea lights, a luminous addition to your table.
Goofy Gobbling Turkey -Gobble! Gobble! This whimsical Tom makes a great addition to your Thanksgiving table or any autumn holiday decoration!
Gourd Turkey -At the first Thanksgiving, turkey was actually a side dish, taking second billing to venison. But set this pretty bird center table and it's guaranteed to steal the show.
Hands-and-Feet Turkey Craft -Children will enjoy tracing their hands and feet to create this one-of-a-kind paper turkey craft for Thanksgiving.
Handprint and Footprint Turkey Craft : - – Here is an easy craft project that will not only help improve your children’s motor skills but give them enjoyment as well.
Handprint Turkey Craft -This is yet another craft that uses handprints. You can really make any animal with wings this way, but it's always nice to have a printable template on hand for the rest of the critter.
Handprint Turkey with Poem #1 -This is the standard handprint turkey craft that we've all been making for years!
Handprint Turkey with Poem #2 -Materials you will need are a printer, paper (I prefer construction paper or another heavier paper), scissors, glue, and something to color with.
Handprints Turkey Craft (Large Version) -These are two crafts in two size versions that can help introduce the turkey. The smaller version is easier for younger children and can be used for the same purpose. A set of large and small version can be made to make a turkey family. It can be assembled in various ways and the process can be made more challenging and creative depending on the age of the children.
Handsome Turkeys -Children explore shape as they finger-paint. Problem-solving and observation skills come into play as they turn their handprints into Thanksgiving decorations.
Letters Turkey Paper Crafts -This is a simple cut and paste paper craft good "just for fun", letters practice, a Thanksgiving theme, a farm theme, a birds theme, or an animals theme. There are different types of turkeys you can make: Lower Case Alphabet, Upper Case Alphabet, Spelling Words, and Vowels (AEIOU).
Lollypop Turkey -Gobble, gobble, gobble will have a new meaning when your young Thanksgiving guests spy this delectable turkey.
Make Turkey Napkin Rings - - Kids will gladly help you create these little gobblers for the dining table. This craft is a great way to keep the kids occupied while you're working on creating a festive dinner for the family.
Maple Leaf Turkey Craft Activities - - This is a very simple craft for young children to introduce a very special animal, the turkey. It is also an opportunity to address many other concepts, themes and skills.
Maple Leaves Turkey Craft Activities - - These are two crafts in two size versions that can help introduce the turkey. This smaller version is easier for younger children and can be used for the same purpose. A set of large and small version can be made to make a turkey family. It can be assembled in various ways and the process can be made more challenging and creative depending on the age of the children.
Numbers Turkey Paper Crafts -This is a simple cut and paste paper craft good "just for fun", numbers practice, a Thanksgiving theme, a farm theme, a birds theme, or an animals theme. There are four different numbers turkeys available: Count by Ones, Count by Twos, Count by Fives, and Count by Tens.
Nut Turkey Craft for Kids - What you will need: Peanut in shell, walnut in shell, unpopped pop corn kernels, wiggly eyes, ribbon, and glue.
Oak Leaves & Acorn Turkey Craft - - This is a very simple craft for young children to introduce or revisit a very special and beloved North American bird- the turkey. It features two overlapping autumn oak leaves (ordinary oak) to represent the turkey's feathers and tail; the turkey's head is an acorn, the oak's fruit and seed. The oak tree is an important source of food for wild turkeys - acorns are one of their favorite treats.
Paper Bag Turkeys -Round up a flock of these paper-bag gobblers and young holiday guests can take home more than leftovers.
Pine Cone Turkey Craft - - This cute turkey is made from a pine cone, an acorn, and construction paper. It makes a very nice Thanksgiving table decoration.
Pine Cone Turkey - - Give Thanksgiving dinner guests a unique take-home Gift with these pinecone turkeys.
Pinecone and Feathers Turkey Craft - - This is a very simple paper craft for young children to present a very special bird, the turkey. It is also an opportunity to address many other concepts, themes and skills.
Pinecone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft - - A pleasant nature walk is all you need to gather supplies for this pinecone turkey figure. Thanksgiving is the perfect time for this craft that's fun for kids to create and makes a great place setting idea.
Pipe Cleaner Turkey - - Thanksgiving is a busy time of year and you can keep small hands and active minds occupied with this pipe cleaner turkey craft. Kids can assemble these quickly and they make great place settings.
Pumpkin Turkey Craft - - This pumpkin turkey Thanksgiving craft involves decorating a pumpkin to look like a turkey, which we can assure you, is easier than decorating a Thanksgiving turkey to look like a pumpkin! Kids might need some help attaching the decorations.
Small Handprint Turkey- - This handprint turkey uses not only the kids', but mom's (and dad's if you like) handprints as well!
Spuds McTurkey - - These fake gobblers, whose mix-and-match features pay homage to the esteemed Mr. Potato Head, have a fine threefold effect. They busy little hands, make guests laugh, and also work together to form an endearing and zany centerpiece. Just give the kids a sack of potatoes and a plate of sliced veggies, and they'll be talking turkey in no time.
Straw Hat Turket : - Use feathers, craft foam, felt and make a turkey out of a straw hat.
Stuffed Turkey Craft - - Get the kids involved with your Thanksgiving decorating by having them craft this stuffed turkey table decoration. It's an unusual way to make use of odd socks and mittens.
Table Topper Turkey : How to Make Craft Turkeys - - A gaggle of turkeys are on their way to help you celebrate Thanksgiving! Create this festive centerpiece to welcome holiday guests.
Tabletop Gobbler -Make an edible centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table with this tabletop gobbler (adult help needed).
Talking Turkey Tails - - Build a "talking" turkey centerpiece! Each family member writes a message of gratitude on a removable paper feather. Everyone shares their thoughts during your family feast.
Textured Turkey Craft -If you need a longer-term craft project that involves gradually creating a textured turkey decoration, look no further. Taking your time is the key. It makes a perfect Thanksgiving craft for children four years and up.
Thankful Turkey Craft -This cute construction paper turkey lists what your child is thankful for. It makes a very nice Thanksgiving decoration.
Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Craft for Kids - - A child's hands will help make this colorful turkey decoration. A hand print turkey is nothing original but finding a unique medium to fashion the feathers is always fun; nuts, dried beans, popcorn, feathers, tissue paper wallpaper scraps, pasta...I've used them all. Now let's try this fun dotted mosaic handprint turkey! Don't forget to date the art work and laminate it if possible. These little hands grow so quickly!
Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Crafts - This makes a good craft for a Thanksgiving party. It's fairly quick to do if you do the first four steps prior to the party. Then let the party-goers glue on their own turkeys, use stickers and sparkles to decorate, and inscribe their names.
Tin Can Turkey Craft -Gobble gobble! This adorable little turkey-themed craft for kids is perfect for filling with wrapped candy. Place him on the Thanksgiving table and everyone will comment on just how cute he is!
Tiny Toms -This is one turkey that won't get eaten this Thanksgiving. Your kids can make a flock to decorate the dinner table - or for all the kid guests to take home as favors.
Tiny Turkey Pillows -Place these tiny turkey pillows on the couch during the Thanksgiving holiday for a soft, turkey touch. These soft little pillows are just the thing to brighten up the furniture during the Thanksgiving season.
Tissue Paper Turkey -Proud as he may appear, this gobbler is simply folded paper held together with pipe cleaners. Assemble one ahead of time to use as a centerpiece, and then provide extra supplies so your guests can make their own.
Turkey Balloon -Most kids are crazy about balloons, and they'll get a huge charge out of dressing these.
Turkey Blow-Ups -These Thanksgiving turkey blow-ups are full of hot air! Make a whole flock of these terrific party decorations. (Balloons are choking hazards so keep them away from small children.)
Turkey Bowl -Kids can turn a simple margarine tub into a festive Thanksgiving turkey bowl with this simple craft—perfect for holding treats your holiday guests are sure to gobble up.
Turkey Breadbasket -If the decision had been Ben Franklin's to make, the wild turkey (a creature he considered more respectable than the bald eagle) would have been named the national bird. Here's a gobbler that's sure to be a winner on Thanksgiving Day.
Turkey Candelabra -This silly Thanksgiving centerpiece takes very little time to assemble and is bound to elicit some giggles from your guests. Just be sure not to leave it unsupervised while its plumage is lit.
Turkey Centerpiece -Made from a disposable glove, this turkey will get chuckles from your Thanksgiving guests.
Turkey Chair Covers -Make these simple chair covers for Thanksgiving, and then customize them for any celebration at home or school.
Turkey Candy or Nut Holders - Make a candy jar for Thanksgiving that looks like a turkey.
Turkey Costume - - Entertain the Thanksgiving crowd at your house by turning into a giant turkey with this turkey costume.
Turkey Door Decoration for Preschoolers to Make - - A bag with handles is a perfect fit over a doorknob. Make this turkey door decoration, and give thanks for the holiday.
Turkey Door Hangers - - "Where's the Beef?" "Vegetarians Unite!" "Who wants dessert?” You decide what your turkey door hanger says.
Turkey Fan Toilet Paper Roll Craft - - This is a cute three dimensional turkey craft suitable for a Thanksgiving theme, farm theme, birds theme, animals theme or letter T theme. This particular project uses a fan as the tail, which makes it a bit more complicated than a typical toilet paper roll craft, but it looks really cute!
Turkey Fridge Magnet - - You’ll be amazed at just how easy these cute turkeys are to make. If you prefer to skip the painting steps, be sure to check out the helpful tips at the end for simple substitutions.
Turkey "Friends" Making Directions - - I know it's silly but dress up your paper doll "Friends" as turkeys this year.
Turkey Fuse Bead Patterns - We used a large circular peg board for this Turkey fuse bead design. The main body is made with light brown beads, and we have chosen bright colors (green, blue, red and orange) to make the turkey's feathers. Yellow beads are used for the claws, and we have drawn in the turkey's features with black, pink and red. The turkey makes a cute badge or "pin" or table decoration, and looks great in a Thanksgiving mobile, too.
Turkey Gloves - - What a fun project to put together for that festive holiday, Thanksgiving. Help your child make a pair and show off to the whole family!
Turkey Hat - - Put a feather in your cap (and everyone else's at your holiday feast) with this festive chapeau.
Turkey Hats for Preschoolers to Make - - Gobble, gobble, chuckle, chuckle. This turkey hat will be the talk of your Thanksgiving dinner.
Turkey Napkin Ring Craft - - This makes a good craft for a Thanksgiving party. It's fairly quick to do if you do the first four steps prior to the party. Then let the party-goers glue on their own turkeys, use stickers and sparkles to decorate, and inscribe their names.
Turkey Napkin Ring - - This is a very easy Thanksgiving craft for kids to do with recycled materials from around your house. Kids will be pleased to have their handiwork on the Thanksgiving table.
Turkey Napkin Rings - - Kids will be eager to help set the Thanksgiving table with these little napkin-holding gobblers.
Turkey Note Holder - - This cute little turkey note holder can hang from your refrigerator or your front door. Whether his note says “Welcome”, “Where’s the Beef?” or “What’s for Dinner?" everyone will think he’s adorable!
Turkey Nut Holder - - An egg carton in clever disguise, these individualized cups hold a nutty snack for young gobblers.
Turkey Paddle Ball Game Instructions for Toddlers & Preschoolers - - It's a craft and a game we all remember from our childhood.
Turkey Paper Plate Craft Instructions - - Tying 'younger' crafts in with learning while crafting is a good way to make projects suitable for older children. The older children are able to work independently and divide their attention between listening and crafting which leaves the adults free to read a book, share a slide show or have a Q&A time about the topic being shared.
Turkey Piñata - - Celebrate Turkey Day with this fun fowl piñata.
Turkey Place Cards Directions for Preschoolers - - Finger print a flock of tom turkeys for festive place cards.
Turkey Place Markers - - What better way to welcome your guests to the table than with a flock of these big-footed fowls! They are easy for kids to put together and make great holiday favors, perfect for holding notes, recipe cards, or a favorite photo.
Turkey Place Settings - Print out these place setting cards and napkin rings featuring a turkey.
Turkey Planter for Children to Make - - A more charismatic flowerpot we never did see -- and he doubles as a handsome Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Turkey Puppet Making Instructions - - Here's a project kids will be happy to lend a hand with -- crafting a gobblin' puppet from a garden glove.
Turkey Table Centerpiece - - Children gobble up the fun making these festive Model Magic® turkeys. Trot out these creations to use as centerpieces, name card holders, or holiday favors.
Turkey Table Decoration - - Finally a Thanksgiving bird that doesn't require cooking, but rather, crafting - a turkey table decoration. These funny looking gobblers will bring a smile to kids and grown-ups alike and no stuffing is required.
Turkey Table Favor - - Spruce up the Thanksgiving table with these turkey table favors. This turkey table favor will definitely add holiday cheer to your dinner table.
Turkey Table Topper - - Not only can this festive bird really dress up a Thanksgiving table, it also does double duty serving up your dinner rolls.
Turkey Thanksgiving Napkin Rings - - Get ready for fall parties and Thanksgiving! Kids create turkey napkin rings that add color to every autumn table.
Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards - - Give your dinner guests a holiday surprise with these cut Thanksgiving place cards that are a great way to decorate your Thanksgiving table!
Turkey Toothpick Holder - - Kids can craft a Thanksgiving ornament that does double duty with this turkey toothpick holder. It makes a fun pass-around for after the feast--even better than doing the dishes.
Turkey Wreath - - This is a fun turkey wreath to do by yourself or with a group. If you are doing it with a group, each person can write something they are thankful for on one of the strips of construction paper before making it into a loop.
Turkey Yarn Bug - - Great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!