Thanksgiving turkey craft ideas for kids are endless on the Disney Family Fun website. Last year my kids and I made some adorable turkey hats from this very site. In fact, these turkeys were so cute we kept wearing them for a couple weeks after Thanksgiving! These turkeys are another great holiday craft that you can pass along to your grandkids if your own kids are grown. Get ready for some turkey time fun!
Red, yellow and orange construction paper
Brown paper bags
Black permanent marker
2 white pom poms (small size)
1.Cut a 3 and a half inch in diameter circle from the brown bag for the turkey’s head. Then, cut a 3 inch wide band that you’ll size to your child’s head.
2.Cut a strip 5 and a half inches from the cardboard to use as a turkey neck. Make an accordian fold approximately 3 times. This piece should be glued on one end to the turkey’s head to make a kind of floppy head, and then the other end should be glued to the brown band that goes on your child’s head.
3. Use the yellow construction paper to cut a small diamond shape that you’ll fold in half to create a beak for your turkey’s head. Then add a red wattle for cut from red construction paper.
4. For turkey eyes, use the permanent marker to make two black dots in the middle of the small white pom poms, then adhere to the turkey’s head.
5. Cut oval shaped feathers from the red, yellow, and orange construction paper and make small cuts about a quarter inch long around the edges of each feather.
6. To finish this thanksgiving turkey craft, wrap the brown band around your child’s head and size it up to fit him/her. Once it’s glued and dried, your ready to wear your Thanksgiving turkey hat!
If you have multiple kids, whether they’re all siblings, or friends and sibs combined, a parade of turkey’s running through the house to a favorite tune, with some homemade musical instruments makes a great video and picture. What a great memory!