20 Easy and Fun Turkey Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Thanksgiving just got a whole lot cuter thanks to these DIY ideas.

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There’s no more iconic symbol of Thanksgiving than the humble turkey — and no shortage of fun Turkey Day crafts to bring him to life. We rounded up whimsical ideas from bloggers around the web to engage kids of all ages — including wreaths, place card holders, puppets, crowns, and more. Many of these turkey crafts are super simple, even suitable for preschoolers, and many require only inexpensive supplies you may already have around the house. (Hint: Grab some construction paper, feathers, and google eyes, and you’ll have what you need to make many of these!). So gather your fam and your art supplies, and gobble up these creative turkey crafts. And for more ways to entertain the little ones, try these fun Thanksgiving games.

The Best Ideas for Kids
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Paper Bag Turkeys

Use construction paper, feathers, and googly eyes to turn a paper bag into a turkey with personality. When your kids are done crafting these creations, they can stick their hands inside to animate their puppets.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids

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Design Improvised
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Thanksgiving Turkey Balloon

Use a personal tank or visit a party store to inflate helium balloons for this project. Then decorate them with googly eyes, feathers, and construction paper. Float them above your Thanksgiving kids’ table for a whimsical look.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised

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Hey Let's Make Stuff
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Turkey Place Card Holders

Clothespins combine with colorful fall leaves (real if you have them handy, or fake if not) to make this easy turkey craft that doubles as a charming Thanksgiving place card.

Get the tutorial at Hey, Let’s Make Stuff

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Typically Simple
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Marbled Paper Turkeys

Use shaving cream and paint to create beautiful and unique marbled paper. Then use it to make feathers for this easy turkey craft.

Get the tutorial at Typically Simple

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Buggy and Buddy
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Pattern Block Turkeys

Use colorful construction paper cut into geometric shapes to make the backdrop for this turkey craft. Bonus: It serves as a lesson in shapes and symmetry, too, so it’s great as a homeschool holiday project.

Get the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy

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Buggy and Buddy
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Coffee Filter Turkey

This turkey craft makes use of supplies you may already have in your kitchen — use white coffee filters to create colorful turkey feathers with watercolor paints.

Get the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy

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Studio DIY
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Confetti Stuffed Turkey

Use white paper bags as the basis of this confetti-stuffed project that resembles a roast turkey on a platter. Cut the confetti from neon construction paper. Use the conversation-starting project as whimsical table decor for Thanksgiving dinner fun.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY

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Printable Crush
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Printable Turkey Crowns

Just use the free printable as the basis for these cute turkey crowns. Customize the size to your kiddos’ heads and they’ll be thrilled to wear them at the Thanksgiving table.

Get the tutorial at Printable Crush

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Handmade Charlotte
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Roast Turkey Piñata

Make these turkey piñatas using the old familiar method: by using newspaper strips to paper maché balloons. Fill these with toys or treats for kids to enjoy after the feast.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte

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Fire Flies and Mud Pies
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Pinecone Turkey

This cute craft combines pinecones with scrap ribbon as the turkey tail feathers, and is a great way to use up any leftover bits you have on hand from other projects.

Get the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies

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Happiest Mommies
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Handprint Turkey

Even the littlest crafters can make their mark on the holiday with painted handprints. Grownups can transform these special turkeys into lasting memories, such as holiday cards or framed art.

Get the tutorial at Happiest Mommy on the Block

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Happiness Is Homemade
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Turkey Treat Buckets

Glue foam, feathers, and googly eyes onto a small metal pail in order to create this turkey craft that doubles as a treat bucket.

Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade

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Growing Up Bilingual
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Pumpkin Turkey

Preschoolers and elementary school kids will enjoy making this simple turkey craft from mini pumpkins and fall leaves. Bonus: These look great as table decor for the Thanksgiving meal.

Get the tutorial at Growing Up Bilingual

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Easy Peasy and Fun
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Paper Turkey Craft

Younger kids can use the printable template to make this paper craft; older ones can cut out their own turkeys from brown paper.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun

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Paging Super Mom
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Crayon Turkeys

Grownups will need to help slice tree branches for these turkeys, but after that it’s easy for kids to make a bunch of them. Use a free printable for the face, and crayons to represent colorful feathers.

Get the tutorial at Paging Supermom

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I Heart Crafty Things
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Turkey Finger Puppets

After making this turkey paper craft, kids can stick two fingers through the leg holes to animate their creations. Combine a few for a Thanksgiving puppet show.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things

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The Joy Sharing
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Bottle Cap Turkey Puppet

This turkey project combines crafting with upcycling, and makes a fun toy for imaginative kids’ play to boot. Make it happen with a bottle cap, craft stick, google eyes, and feathers in fall colors.

Get the tutorial at The Joy of Sharing

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Dream A Little Bigger
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Glove Turkeys

Use feathers and castoff winter gloves to make this easy turkey craft. And since you only need one per turkey, this project is a great way to upcycle gloves that have lost their pair.

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger

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Rae Gun Ramblings
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Turkey Napkin Rings

Whip up several of these turkey crafts and use them as napkin rings or hair clips. They’re easy, inexpensive, and quick to make using brown felt and ribbons in varying colors and sizes.

Get the tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

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Busy Creating Memories
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Turkey Wreath

A foam wreath forms the basis of this eye-catching craft. Styrofoam balls make cartoonish turkey eyes, and lengths of tulle represent festive feathers.

Get the tutorial at Busy Creating Memories

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