Adorable Turkey Crafts for Kids

Gobble gobble! That's the sound of the Thanksgiving mascot - the turkey. This fall, get the kids into to the spirit by taking the turkey above and beyond the holiday dinner table.

Get the kids in the Thanksgiving spirit by creating some adorable turkey crafts! From writing what they’re most thankful for on paper feathers to decorating a very sweet treat with candy corn, there are countless ways for kids to get crafty this Thanksgiving.

Take a look at our favorite turkey crafts and get ready for a very creative holiday! Don't forget the kid-friendly foods for the dinner table, either. Crafting isn't nearly as fun on an empty stomach!


  • Thankful Turkey

    The simple assembly of two balls of yarn, felt and construction paper will make the happiest turkey you’ll ever see! Before adding the feathers to the turkey, kids can write one thing that they’re thankful for on each feather to create one very thankful turkey, like this one on Heidi's So-Called Life.

  • Sweet Turkey Treats

    These sweet little turkeys are made with Oreo cookies and candy, resulting in one tasty treat that the kids are sure to have fun creating! Featuring candy corn feathers and a dose of chocolate to be thankful for, this treat from Cut Out and Keep is a delicious edible craft that everyone will gobble up!

  • Turkey Box

    This cute turkey from Whatever Dee-Dee Wants features a “thankful box”, where dinner guests can leave notes describing what they are thankful for this year. This craft is perfect for letting the kids get creative with their color choices and encourages everyone to give their thanks this fall!

  • Paper Plate Turkey

    A variation of the “Thankful Turkey”, this craft from Simply Modern Mom lets the kids give their thanks with paper and popsicle sticks. Kids can trace their hands to create some unique feathers and will write what matters to them the most on the surrounding popsicle sticks to make this turkey their own!

  • Thumbprint Turkey

    Kids can create Thanksgiving designs for friends and family featuring tiny colorful turkeys, like this one from The Charmed Mom. Using their own thumbprints to create the stars of this art project, these designs are perfectly personal and easy to make!

  • Clothespin Turkey

    Create an adorable turkey using a clothespin and some simple decorations, like this one from Giggles Galore! Use construction paper for the feathers or pages from an old book for a creative touch, and arrange small pieces of felt and googly eyes for the face. This cute turkey can be placed or pinned anywhere on the Thanksgiving table!

  • Thanksgiving Place Cards

    These crafty birds were used as place cards for our guests. What a great way to get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving dinner planning! Get the how to here.

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