Turkey Craft

turkey craft
This Thanksgiving turkey craft has stood the test of time. I made it with my son in 2008 and just unpacked it 5 years later and it still looks great! If you are working with a toddler like my son was when we made it do the cutting for them but they can help glue and layer the hand prints. If you are going to make this into a magnet like I did make sure to use magnetic tape or a magnetic sheet because little magnets and little kids don’t mix.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 5 sheets ( some can be scraps) of foam, brown, light brown, red, orange and yellow. Googly eyes, glue , scissors and a marker.
  2. Trace your child’s hand on one piece of foam.
  3. Stack two more sheets under it and cut out.
  4. Cut out a long 8 shape in yellow foam and one in orange that is slightly smaller, I don’t have a picture because I did it in red then decided orange would be better.
  5. Cut out a small triangle for the beak and a small tear drop in red for the gobble ( what is that thing really called ?).
  6. Cut two small rectangles for legs.
  7. Glue the two brown hand prints one on top of the other so the fingers ( feathers ) are staggered.
  8. Add the red one.
  9. Add the yellow body.
  10. Add the orange on top
  11. Glue the beak , gobble and eyes on.
  12. Add the legs and Let dry. If you want you can add a magnet to the back .

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  1. Brenda says

    Allie–I read your blog every day so you were the first one I thought of!

    I REALLY need a monkey craft for my daughter’s b-day party this weekend and can’t find one! She’s turning 5.

    (Sorry to comment this–didn’t see your e-mail)

    Can you help??? 🙂

  2. says

    I know this is an old post, but if you wanted to do a version of this with little ones, you could trace their foot for the turkey shape out of construction paper, and then use paint for the feathers and glue the foot/turkey shape over top of it 🙂

  3. Denise Erdman says

    Allie, the red thing is called a ‘wattle’… when you have a ‘red thing’ on top of the head, it’s called a cockscomb… both are found on males, with the exception of the wattle, which I believe is sometimes found on the hens as well.
    Btw, love the activities! I love activities that kids do, not ones that parents do!


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