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28 Thanksgiving Turkey Projects And Crafts

These 28 Thanksgiving Turkey Projects are fun for the kids and for the home! Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where you can do a cute turkey craft with the kids and then use it as Thanksgiving decor or on the Thanksgiving dinner table! The more handmade the better! It’s all about being with family and enjoying the day together! There are a few edible turkey food crafts here too!

Looking for some new Thanksgiving traditions? I made a list of 25 of the Best Thanksgiving Traditions for Families. 


A collage of different turkey crafts for Thanksgiving

28 Thanksgiving Art Projects

Thanksgiving is really about family. No need for gifts. Just time to reflect on what we are thankful for…a day to relax and enjoy good food and be with our families.

Turkey Crafts For Kids

I love the idea of turkey projects and crafts. Turkey crafts for kids are perfect Thanksgiving projects for preschoolers and young children. Several of the turkey crafts include having the kids share what they are thankful for. A great way to get the kids talking at home about all the things they are grateful for!

Thumbprint Turkey Craft using paint

Thumbprint Turkey  |  Krafts and Kiddos

Grateful turkey craft where kids can write what they are grateful on paper feathers

Gratitude Turkeys by Happiness is Homemade

Toilet roll turkey craft where kids can write what they are thankful for on the paper feathers

Toilet Roll Turkeys by Kids Activities Blog

Turkey craft made out of paper plates that can also be used for color matching for kids

Color Matching Turkey by Messy Little Monster

The Grateful Turkey Craft using a paper plate and paint chip card from the hardware store

The Grateful Turkey  |  Sunshine and Hurricanes

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Card using scrapbook to make the turkey

Easy Thanksgiving Card  |  The Pin Junkie

gratitude turkey using construction paper - write on the feathers

Gratitude Turkeys by All for the Boys

pinecone turkey craft - pinecones, beads and pipe cleaners make this turkey project fun for all ages.

Pinecone Turkey Kids Craft  |  One Creative Mommy

Kids Thanksgiving Turkey Craft using cupcake liners and pom poms

Kids Turkey Craft  |  Oh My! Creative

bright feather and pinecones makes this turkey craft fun for the kids

Easy Pine Cone Turkeys by Dream a Little Bigger

Clothespins, newspaper and googly eyes is an easy turkey craft for all ages

Clothespin Turkeys by Giggles Galore

Painted plastic spoons and construction paper are a fun way to make this turkey craft

Plastic Spoon Turkeys by Crafty Morning

This Light bulb turkey uses a burned out light bulb for the turkey's body. Feathers are used for the tail and top it with a cute straw hat.

Light Bulb Turkeys by Crafts by Amanda

Thanksgiving Gift Ideas

I love the idea of making DIY turkey gifts for Thanksgiving.

Use these turkey treats as:

  1. place cards on the Thanksgiving dinner table
  2. The kids can pass them out to friends at school.
  3. Thanksgiving party favor to hand to guests after dinner.

Kids Turkey Snack Bags using clear plastic gloves and colorful candies and pretzels for treats

Turkey Snack Bags  |  Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

decorate a small mason jar filled with treats to make this Turkey Mason Jar Gift

Turkey Mason Jar Gift  |  The NY Melrose Family

paint chip turkey treat bag are filled with autumn candies and fall colored paint chips make it tail.

Paint Chip Turkey Treat Bag  |  Simply Designing

Candy tubes are a creative way to make these thanksgiving turkey place cards. Add a tag to make them a place card on the table

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards  |  The Happy Scraps

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Turn your Turkey crafts into Thanksgiving decorations!

Use these DIY turkey projects to:

  1. As place settings and place cards on the Thanksgiving table.
  2. Decorate the front porch or patio.
  3. Decorate the fireplace mantel.

construction paper and silk leaves make this turkey craft perfect to use as place settings on the Thanksgiving table.

Turkey Place Settings by Mom Dot

use this I'm thankful coloring page at the place setting for the kids table. I's a free thanksgiving printable.

I’m Thankful Coloring Page Free Printable  |  R & R Workshop

Turkey windsock made from a tin can, feathers and ribbons...too cute!

Turkey Windsocks by Happiness is Homemade

Adorable turkey Thanksgiving wreath made with colorful bandanas!

Turkey Wreath by Country Chic Cottage

Thanksgiving Turkey Front Door Decor - kids will love how cute this looks on the front of the house. Made of paper and paint.

Thanksgiving Turkey Front Door  |  The mis Adventures of “Born Again” Farm Girl

Turkey Leaf Candle made from a mason jar and paper leaves. Add a tee light for a pretty glow.

Paper Leaf Turkey  |  The Crafty Lumberjack

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Ideas

I love a good food craft! Crafty desserts are perfect for all of life’s celebrations and occasions. These turkey treats are great to send into school or serve after Thanksgiving dinner. The kids will love making these turkey treats and feel included in the days’ preparations!

Oreo Stuffed Candy Turkey Cookies - so pretty but better for teens or adults.

Oreo Stuffed Candy Turkey Cookies  |  Little Miss Celebration

Little Turkey Cookies made from meringue - cute and colorful for kids!

Little Turkey Cookies  |  Smart School House

Cookie Turkey easy Thanksgiving treat. Made from Oreos, Nutter Butters and Candy Corn.

Cookie Turkey  |  Princess Pinky Girl

Oreo Turkeys with pretzel legs and candy corn feathers.

Oreo Turkeys by Crystal and Comp.

Make an extra special treat for Thanksgiving and create one of these 17 Thanksgiving Day Cupcakes Ideas! Who knew there were so many adorable ways to make cute Turkey Cupcakes! I LOVE them all! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Don’t miss these 17 Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes – so awesome!


Here are a few other Thanksgiving Ideas to make your holiday special!

Glitter Top Pumpkin Place Cards

17 Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Juice Box Covers Free Printables

Count Your Blessing Free Printable Art

DIY Leaf Napkin Ring

14 Turkey Crafts

Free Printable Pumpkin Place Cards Decorations

Printable Thanksgiving Recipe Cards

Be Thankful Jar for Kids – Includes Free Printable Cards

25 of the Best Thanksgiving Traditions for Families


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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
Susan B

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  1. Hi Susan! Thank you so much for including my Oreo Stuffed Candy Turkey Cookies with these festive turkey projects. It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here! 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Thank you so much Susan for including our Thumbprint Turkey along with all these amazing, and oh-so festive projects and recipes! There are so many amazing ideas I’m excited to check them all out. Enjoy your Sunday!

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