10 Terrific Turkey Crafts
Gobble up these crafty turkey art projects & trot into the Thanksgiving season with art projects for everyone! Whether you’re looking to celebrate in the classroom or give those little hands something to do while the food cooks, we have 10 terrific turkey crafts for everyone!
1. Color Match Your Turkey
Match your way through the giving season with this craft from I Heart Crafty Things! Choose six colors to use as the turkey’s feathers and create texture with the same color tissue paper. This quick color-coded project is perfect to do with any leftover plates from get-togethers.
2. Collect Some Pinecone Turkeys
Get in touch with nature for this A Pumpkin & A Princess craft project! Head outside to collect the best-looking pinecones around, then spruce them up with wiggle eyes, felt beaks, and colorful feathers just in time to decorate for your Thanksgiving feast!
3. Fork Over the Paint
Time to set out the forks, plates, and…PAINTS! The blog I Heart Arts n Crafts has a step-by-step tutorial on how to take make totally unique paper plate turkeys with a fun fork paint technique. Dip your fork into orange, yellow, and red paint and create a masterpiece!
4. Have a Blast with Bubble Wrap
Have a Crafty Morning with your turkey art! Roll on your turkey feathers with festive-colored paints by applying them to a roll of bubble wrap first. Then, trail it across the paper and watch the design form into beautifully textured pieces! Give your turkey its body and face before displaying it in the classroom or on the fridge.
5. Create a 3D Turkey
How will you design your turkey? Use fuzzy sticks, feathers, wiggly eyes, foam, and more 3D craft supplies to make your own. Print out your turkey template on Craft Project Ideas to get started!
6. Roll into Thankful Season
What are you grateful for this year? Write it all out on this rainbow toilet roll turkey and express yourself this season through arts and crafts!
7. Stick to the Basics
Craft sticks are essential for any art project! Why not include them in your next thanksgiving-themed craft? Head to The Pinterested Parent blog for a how-to on building your own craft sticker to strengthen motor skills and color identification for little ones.
8. Bring a New Craft to the Table
Decorate the table with something festive this season! Gather around the craft table before heading to the dining table and create your own turkey napkin rings.
9. Add a Little Sponge to Your Turkey
Explore a new painting technique during your next craft session! Trade the paintbrush for a sponge brush, then dip and dot your way around any craft surface you’d like from construction paper to canvas or even a paper plate! The Resourceful Mama has everything you need to start your sponging project.
10. Hand Over the Fun to Everyone
Find the ultimate guide to handprint turkey crafts at Fun Handprint Blog! Whether you’d like to paint on canvas, create a wreath, or even a crown to wear for thanksgiving dinner, scroll through 27 crafty ideas to find inspiration for your next art project!
Need more Thanksgiving crafts this season? Head to our seasonal how-to page to find your new favorite project!