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!
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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
With all the colors of Fall, these turkey crafts are sure to be a hit with the kids this Thanksgiving!
These easy-to-make turkeys are made with just cupcake liners and brown pom poms! Items you can find at your local dollar store! With the holiday season near they should carry more festive colors of the cupcake liners and craft supplies.
Turkey Thumbprint Painting
You only need 4 supplies to create these little gobbly guys! Paint, paper, a thumb, and google eyes! The kids can get a bit messy and create something festive to showcase on the fridge!
Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Gratitude Turkeys
Gratitude and being thankful are key to this turkey craft for the kids. The bright colors and even practicing writing will help them with this craft. Each feather says one thing the kids are grateful (or thankful) for this holiday season. Glue the feathers to the back of the paper plate and make your turkey body to attach.
Easy Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Much like the gratitude turkey from above, this toilet paper roll craft is based on finding what the kids are thankful for. Re-use toilet paper rolls and you can even use scraps of paper to make this an even more frugal craft idea. Check your dollar store for construction paper too!
Color Match Paper Plate Turkey Craft for Toddlers
This is a holiday-themed way to get the kids thinking and matching! Create these matching color turkey projects with construction paper, white paper plates, and paint!
The Grateful Turkey - Thanksgiving Gratitude Craft
This version of the grateful turkey is made from sample paint chips you can find in most stores that carry paint. Pair it with a painted paper plate and it's a perfect turkey picture!
Thanksgiving Turkey Card
Use up scrap cardstock or construction paper with this Thanksgiving turkey craft! You can pre-cut pieces for smaller children and let the bigger kids cut and fold their own tail feathers for their turkey!
Gratitude Turkey Craft — All for the Boys
Easy to make turkey project craft, this turkey features just solid colored black and white tail feathers with a brown body. Buy the solid colors in bulk to help save money (if you're buying for larger groups of kids).
Pinecone Turkey Craft for Kids
Use natural elements like these pinecones to create beaded turkey crafts! You'll need pipe cleaners, construction paper, beads, and your pinecone for this craft!
Easy Pine Cone Turkey Craft
Another cute way to use pinecones, this time you'll need feathers instead of beads and pipe cleaners. Make sure you have glue/glue gun to stick the feathers to the pinecone.
Clothespin Turkey Craft
A super-frugal turkey craft idea, these clothespin turkeys are made with regular clothespins, old newspaper or book pages, construction paper, and google eyes. Most if not all of these items can be found at your local dollar stores!
Plastic Spoon Turkey Craft for Kids
This turkey craft might be for the tad older kids (around 2nd grade+) but you can cater it to smaller kids too. You'll need plastic spoons, paint, google eyes, and construction paper. The kids can have fun decorating the spoons (which will become the tail feathers) and adults can stick everything together when it's time to finish.
Light Bulb Turkey
Have a burned-out lightbulb? Don't throw it away! Make a turkey with it! Add feathers and optional items like a hat or such and you've got an adorable turkey to display!
Thanksgiving Gift Ideas
I love the idea of making DIY turkey gifts for Thanksgiving.
Use these turkey treats as:
- Place cards on the Thanksgiving dinner table
- The kids can pass them out to friends at school.
- Thanksgiving party favor to hand to guests after dinner.
Thanksgiving Gift Ideas
These Thanksgiving gifts ideas are perfect to decorate the Thanksgiving table and a guest will be pleased to take a reminder of their holiday celebration at your home.
Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags for Class Parties at School!
These adorable turkey snack bags are perfect for little kids! You'll need plastic gloves, pretzels, and some sort of colorful snack to use for the feathers. Add pipe cleaners for the feet (and use it as the twist tie for the gloves) and add a beak and eyes and it's done!
Mason Jar Turkey Gift
Use smaller mason jars to store your gift in like a sugar scrub! Use construction paper or felt to create the turkey face and tail feathers. Attach with a glue gun or sticky dots and your Thanksgiving gift is done!
Paint Chip Turkey
Another way to use leftover paint chips, use Fall festive colors and grab a bag of Reese's Pieces as well as small food storage bags. Add your candy and seal closed. Attach to the "tail feather" chips and give away!
Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
These place cards double as gifts for Thanksgiving! You can use chocolate M&Ms or Reese's Pieces candy to fill the small tubes. Add your feathers and attach them together.
DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Turn your Turkey crafts into Thanksgiving decorations!
Use these DIY turkey projects to:
- As place settings and place cards on the Thanksgiving table.
- Decorate the front porch or patio.
- Decorate the fireplace mantel.
DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
What can be more fun than a turkey Thanksgiving craft! Fun to make with friends and the kids and then use them to decorate for the holiday!
Paper Plate Turkey Craft: Place Setting
Grab faux leaves at your local craft store (or big box store like Walmart), construction paper, and some google eyes to create these adorable place settings for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanksgiving coloring pages printable
A great way to keep the kids entertained while plates are being done. This is a free printable page you can print right at home for the kids!
Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Turkey Windsocks
Upcycle (recycle) old cans into festive turkeys! You'll need ribbon, google eyes, and brown paint, as well as your old cans for this DIY Thanksgiving decor idea. Have fun and create something unique to hang up!
Turkey Wreath: An Easy DIY for Thanksgiving
Festive and multi-purpose. Use Fall colored bandanas and felt to create a turkey wreath to hang on your door! (After Thanksgiving is over you can just remove the turkey part and use it year-round!)
If you already have a brown front door this decor idea just got way easier for you! If not, you'll need brown paper to complete your turkey door! Make your turkey eyes with paper plates and construction paper!
Combine a mason jar with construction paper to create these turkeys. Add in a battery-operated tea light candle for some lighting and use as table decor!
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!
Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Ideas
Suprise the family after dinner with one of these awesome Thanksgving dessert treats - so cute!
Oreo Stuffed Candy Turkey Cookies
Grab a turkey silicone mold to make these Oreo Turkeys easier to make! You'll also need chocolate bark and food coloring to create the tail feather-colored parts. After the hard work though these Turkey Oreo cookies look amazing!
Make mini turkey cookies with this recipe for the kids to help with. You can use candy for the feathers and edible eyes from the regular baking aisle.
Thanksgiving Cookie Turkey
Combine candy corn, oreo cookies, marshmallows, and more to create these standing turkey cookies. Beware they do contain a bit of sugar so you may need to hide them later!
How to Make Oreo Turkey Cookies
Another way to create the Oreo Trueky cookies, this one combines a bit of a salty touch with the pretzel legs. Grab candy corn, Oreo cookies, edible eyes and chocolate pieces to create your own turkey.
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
- 17 Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
- 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
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!
My pleasure, Cindy! Your cookies look beautiful!
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!
Anytime, Heather! Cute kids craft!
So many great turkey projects! Thank you for including my Thanksgiving turkey card!
My pleasure, Bonnie! Thanks for linking!
Susan! Thanks so much for the feature! Loving all these great turkey posts!
Your welcome…hope to see you again this week!