Turkey Craft for Kids: Big and Little

I love Fall crafts, anything that captures all of the beautiful and fun parts of nature.  This Turkey Craft is perfect for kids of any age.

turkey craft

So as a mom and an art teacher I’m always looking to bring a bit of fun craft time into my double life. I was looking for a thanksgiving craft to do with my students and realized that this craft was actually perfect for a family with children of a variety of ages. My daughter is 4 AND A HALF (caps required when she announces her age) and my students are 11-12 and I have reworked this craft to suit either age group.

Materials:
– template – see link
– construction paper
– scissors
– glue (I used wet school glue)
– googly eyes
– any decorative elements your Little chooses (we used stamps)
– tissue paper if you’re going to ‘stain glass’ the tail as I have with my students
The beauty of this craft is that you can print the template right on the construction paper! That makes my inner lazy mom so happy. Once I printed the template on a variety of ‘thanksgiving’ coloured construction paper, we cut out the shapes – my Little cut the tail feathers. While she was stamping and decorating those, I cut out the more intricate pieces.
Then it was simply a matter of gluing the feathers and feel onto the back of the body, then flipping it over and gluing the neck and face details onto the front.
 turkey craft for kids
For my students, we folded each feather in half along the length and then cut out simple shapes making sure we left an outside border around all sides. We then used glue to stick the tissue paper onto the back side of the feathers. The tissue paper tail looks so pretty when in the window.
turkey craft for kids
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Comments

  1. That is such an adorable craft.
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  2. What a great idea for feather. I will show this to my daughter and I am sure she will want to make it.
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  3. mommasbacon says:

    Wow! I love the cutout feathers. What a cute idea.

  4. super cute craft, she did a great job!
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  5. Love it!! The tissue paper on the back of the feathers really makes it stand out. It’s also a great way to liven up cut-out snowflakes, I bet.
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  6. These are adorable! I love the feathers!
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  7. Great idea, especially now when winter is almost upon us and playing outside is not an option any longer
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  8. Very cute. My kids used to love making these when they were little.
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  9. This looks nice! I’m pretty sure my niece would love this, gotta try it on weekend! :)
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  10. I love this! My little guys is a huge crafter. He would love this but would probably want to put real feathers on it somewhere:)

  11. What a fun little craft… and super cute!
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