Whether you’re looking for a simple turkey craft for the kids to make with construction paper or something more complex, you’ll find it here! I tried to find a nice variety of craft projects to choose from… they’re all cheap to make and don’t require anything out of the norm. So, grab some googly eyes and save your favorites to make with the kids this year!
I’ve been working on making new printables lately… so don’t forget to check out the free ones I have at the end of the post!
Here are the crafts I found:
Sponged Painted Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
Source: The Resourceful Mama
If your kids love experimenting with paint, you can’t miss out on this craft! It shows you how to make a turkey sponge painting. All you need is some construction paper and googly eyes for the head and a paper plate painted for the body. Grab the paint, those old sponges, and get to crafting this cute little turkey!
DIY Pinecone Turkey Craft For Kids
Source: Live Craft Eat
Fall seems to be the perfect time for crafts since there are lots of stuff you can find outside to use! From leaves to pinecones to fallen branches (no breaking on purpose!), you can find all you need to make some DIY projects. And, this turkey craft is one of them. Check it out!
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Thanksgiving Turkey Windsock Craft
Source: Happiness is Homemade
Are you looking for an easy and quick Thanksgiving craft? This turkey windsock is it! It’s made of a recycled soup cans, ribbons, and a few other basic craft supplies… you and the kids can make these fun windsock’s on a rainy Fall afternoon. Love it!
Cardboard Thankful Turkey Craft
Source: A Dab of Glue Will Do
Thanksgiving is the time for being grateful for what we have! It’s also the perfect time to breaking out all those craft projects you’ve been waiting to make but were too busy to this summer. This turkey craft is great for younger kids at school age and comes with a free template! Help them cut out the turkey shape if needed and let them write what they are thankful for!
Paper Turkey Craft For Kids
Source: Messy Little Monster
Do you want to teach your toddler the shapes? Crafts are the best way to learn and have fun at the same time. This turkey craft teaches your kids the basic shapes: circle, triangle, and square. Plus, it can serve as a Thanksgiving decoration!
Turkey Leaf Craft Template
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
If the leaves have started changing around your house… you’re going to love this one! Your kids can practice their scissor skills by cutting out the turkey template and let the creativity run wild with the decorations. It’s not only cheap but you end up with something to hang up on the fridge once the kids are done making it!
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Turkey Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids
Source: Simple Everyday Mom
Right after we’re done with all those pumpkins and other Halloween crafts, it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving! Here’s a craft you have to try if you have preschoolers at home. Next time you stop at Hobby Lobby, grab a pack of popsicle sticks and you probably have the rest of the supplies to need to get started! Let the kids get creative and decorate their turkey any want they want!
Salt Dough Turkey Craft For Kids
Source: Fun Handprint Art
Want to make a craft that will last forever? Check this one out! It shows you how to make a turkey with salt dough and your little one’s handprint. Isn’t that adorable? It’s a real keepsake that will remind you of your kid’s young age!
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Source: The Best Ideas For Kids
Keep your kids entertained during the rainy fall days with some cheap crafts! You can find plenty of them on Pinterest but this one is just too cute! Grab a few toilet paper rolls, some construction paper and let you kids write down what they’re thankful for this year!
Handprint Turkey Craft For Kids
Source: A Little Pinch Of Perfect
Kids have the most fun when they make a mess! If you don’t mind getting messy, you have to check out this project. It shows you how to make a turkey for Thanksgiving using their hand and footprints. It’s so adorable and you can keep it forever!
Suncatcher Turkey Craft for Preschoolers
Source: Stay At Home Educator
Suncatchers are one of the must-haves in your home! They’re always super cheap to make and look amazing hanging up in the house or on the back slider! This step by step tutorial shows you exactly how to make a turkey-shaped suncatcher craft. Once they know how to make one, you can find other free shapes and templates to make a suncatcher for any season!
Colorful DIY Felt Turkeys
Source: Barley & Birch
Felt is one of those things you can turn into just about anything! It comes in every color you could ever imagine and the kids can easily cut it to the shape they need. If you have a small stockpile of felt just ready to go… you should make a few of these turkeys for Thanksgiving this year!
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Turkey Headband Craft For Kids
Source: Simple Everyday Mom
Let’s get into the Thanksgiving spirit with this craft! Your kids will be making a turkey headband out of cardstock or construction paper. So, make sure you download the free template found in this tutorial and follow the steps. Have fun!
Paper Plate Turkey Wreath Craft
Source: The Resourceful Mama
Wreaths are kind of a must for Christmas and Easter. But with a tutorial like this one, you can make holiday wreaths for anytime of the year! Grab those Fall colored pieces of construction paper and let your kids make their own turkey wreath!
Homemade Turkey Treats
Source: Clean & Scentsible
Wan the kids to help you make Thanksgiving treats to hand out to your family? This one works great with Reese’s or M&M’s but you could use any candy that your kids like the most! A handful of pipe cleaners and google eyes later… and you’ll have a small FLOCK of turkey treats!
Easy Leaf Turkey Craft for Preschoolers
Source: Life Over C’s
Fall brings so much coziness and lovely days. With all the pumpkin spice… I think it might be my favorite time of year lol. It’s also the perfect time for crafts, especially if you’re stuck inside on those rainy days. This is another super simple turkey craft for kids to make without having to spend a bunch of money on supplies!
DIY Tie Dye Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
Source: Happy Toddler Playtime
I feel like kids always love making anything tie-dye… and this paper towel turkey is a great one to try out if you don’t want to get too crazy! The tutorial shows you how to make the tie-dye and keep it relatively mess free by using a muffin tin. Check it out and give it a try!
Watercolor Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
Source: Typically Simple
Here’s another great turkey craft to make if you want to let the kids go crazy with their colors and paint! All you need are some coffee filters, watercolor paint, and some craft paper. Once they’re done, you can hang them up around the house for the perfect homemade Thanksgiving decoration!
Easy Paper Turkey Finger Puppet for Preschool
Source: Red Ted Art
Finger puppet turkeys… too cute! Whether you have googly eyes at home or not, this fun little craft will turn out amazing. Just let the kids draw on their own set of eyes and you can use up some of the craft paper you have piling up!
Construction Paper Turkey Craft
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
Who said Thanksgiving crafts are too difficult for preschoolers? This is another fun craft that will use up all that stack of construction paper you have. Plus, it will help your kids practice all their coloring and scissor skills!
Now that you have all the Thanksgiving turkey crafts you could ever need… don’t forget to grab a free printable or two! I’ve been making a lot of different templates and games. So check them out and let me know what I should make next!
Related Free Printables:
- Leaf Template & Printable Outlines
- Thanksgiving Word Search Sheets
- Pumpkin Template & Stencil Printables
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