Thankful Turkey Craft

9:00 AM

Today I wanted to share a simple craft that we did for our homeschooling group to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a great craft idea for children of all ages, younger children may need supervision with some of the steps required. Keep in mind this can be customized depending on the materials you have on hand.

What You'll Need:
- Red, Orange, and Brown constructions paper
- Stickers, leaf cutouts, and/or fall themed decorations
- Glue
- Scissors
- Pen or pencil

Step 1:
Begin by tracing the body shape of your turkey on the brown construction paper, you can do this however your child prefers. I just let my children sketch it how they wanted. You may also use a stencil if you have one.

Step 2:
Cut out your turkey shape.

Step 3:
Sketch out your turkey's beak and feet on the orange paper and the wattle on the red piece then cut them out. Again, sketch these however you prefer or to best fit your turkey's face and body.

Step 4:
Turn your turkey shape to the back side and attach the feet to the back, making sure they hang over so you will be able to see them once it is turned back over.

Step 5:
Turn your turkey shape back to the front side and begin creating it's face. You may use googly eyes here or simply draw them on as we did. Be sure to glue the beak on after you attach the wattle.

Step 6:
To make the feathers for our turkey we used leaf cutouts and simply cut each in half. We ended up making a total of 8 feathers. You can use construction paper or any preferred material you have for this step.

Step 7:
Once you have your feathers cut out, begin attaching them to the back of your turkey. Make sure the colored side is facing the front when you attach it.

Step 8:
Once your turkey has it's feathers. Allow it to fully dry before turning over.  Once it is dry, turn it over and begin writing what you are thankful for on each feather.

Step 9:
After you have written your thankful notes, you may leave it as is or begin to add extra decorations. For ours, we simply added some fall themed stickers and labeled the center to indicate the year we made this turkey.

I hope you enjoyed this Thanksgiving craft!

In the comments below, let me know what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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