Keep the kids busy while the Thanksgiving meal cooks Thursday with this fun Thankful Turkey Craft For Kids of all ages! The items you need for this craft are more than likely already in your craft box. It’s a wonderful activity to do with family. Thankful Turkeys can even be incorporated in the decoration on the dinner table or placed on the front door for all to see as your family and guests arrive.
Thankful Turkey Craft Tutorial
Thankful Turkey Craft Supplies Needed:
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
Directions for how to make your Thankful Turkey Craft:
Gather your supplies and head to a clear, working spot. If the table is all ready and decorated for your guests and there’s no room, this craft can actually be done on the floor! Start by drawing a large circle and a smaller circle on a brown piece of construction paper. These will be the body and the head of your turkey. Grab some red, yellow and orange paper and draw a few feathers for your turkey as well.
Once everything is drawn, carefully cut out your shapes. My kids love helping cut but if you have a smaller child who can’t cut on the lines yet, give him or her a safe pair of kid scissors and let them have an extra piece of paper to practice cutting on. This will keep him or her busy while you cut out the turkey parts!
Now you are ready to start putting your turkey together! Glue the smaller circle onto the bigger circle. We placed the smaller circle in the middle/toward the top of our larger circle. Take some crayons and draw 2 eyes and a beak. Now, take your feathers and put a little glue on the bottom of each one and place on the back of the larger circle (the turkey body). Once you have everything drawn and glued down, you should have your Thankful Turkey!
Now ask your child what he/she is thankful for and write something down on each of the turkey’s feathers! If your child knows how to write, let them write down what they are thankful for on their own. You can add a few feathers or a lot of feathers! I love to hear what/who my children are thankful for!
Are you planning a craft as party of your pre Thanksgiving feast entertaining? If you need a last minute idea to keep them occupied for a little bit, try this Thankful Turkey Craft! It is sure to be a hit with the children of the family!