Super Cute DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Idea for Kids


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These birds are so funky! I love their bright feathers, I love those googly eyes and I think they make sweet Thanksgiving table decorations.

If you want to make a turkey craft with your kids, these are brilliant for older kids, aged 8+. We have a fabulous Turkey Handprint Craft tutorial for younger kids here to try out.

I made them with my 9-year-old daughter and she loved making them, but she also got a bit frustrated in some steps. This is why I have shared some tips in my instructions below on how to make this Thanksgiving turkey craft idea a bit easier.

You can find all the information below.

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Idea for Kids

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for Kids

Find below all the supplies and the step-by-step instructions that you will need to create your DIY Turkey craft project.

As a disclaimer, the credit of this project goes to Crafty Morning. She has a tutorial on her blog on how to whip up these birds as party hats! So hop over to her page if you wish to extend this project.

I have added a few helpful tips in my tutorial to make the craft a bit easier (I got a bit frustrated during some steps), so make sure to browse through our steps below as well.


Kids Thanksgiving Craft Idea
  • Brown, Orange & Red Thick Paper
  • Sticky Tape
  • Bright Colored Feathers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • White Paper
  • Sharpie Pen
  • Scissors


Step 1: Draw a circle onto your brown paper. I just used some lids from some Tupperware in the kitchen.

Cut the circle out and then cut it in half. One half-circle will make one turkey, so set the other half aside for now.

thanksgiving turkey craft

Step 2: Bend the two corners of the half-circle towards each other to form a cone shape. Use some sticky tape to secure your cone.

Tip: I found that I had to reinforce my sticky tape as they kept coming undone, so best to add a bit more sticky tape or some staples (if your cone is large enough) to ensure it is secure.

Step 3: Choose your feathers and organize your arrangement. I found it easiest to sticky tape them together like a bouquet of flowers.

Tip: After struggling with the first turkey and the feathers, I ended up stripping off the feathers towards the bottom. It was easier to sticky tape them together without all the feathery fuzz getting in the way.

turkey crafts for kids

Step 4: Next use some more sticky tape to adhere your bouquet of feathers to the back of the turkey.

Step 5: Next stick on some googly eyes or create your own funky eyes by simply drawing some pupils with a sharpie onto some whitepaper. Sticky liquid glue works really well to adhere to the eyes (or you could try a glue gun?).

turkey craft idea

Step 6: Fold some orange paper longways. Next cut out a triangle shape on the fold in order to create a beak. Cut out a wonky snood for the turkey and stick these under the eyes.

And you are done!

make a turkey craft

And there you have possibly the cutest turkey craft project in the world – don't you think!? I hope you guys have loads of fun whipping up these colorful wonky thanksgiving birds.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. you can find loads more Cricut craft tutorials on our blog here.

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Hi, I’m Jolene! I have a whole career based on working with all different types of crafts. Some of my work has also been featured in craft magazines. I’m passionate about helping others to unlock their creative potential and turn it into something beautiful. I don’t just provide tutorials on my website, but also inspirational ideas and advice to help kickstart your creativity.

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