Crafts for Kids | Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration

Turkey 315

This turkey makes a colorful, festive decoration for Turkey Day. Variations include using it as a napkin holder at your holiday table by placing napkin into top of tissue roll, or creating a “thankful” turkey by having kids write something they are thankful for on each of the feathers.

Colorful foam or construction paper
Empty toilet tissue roll
Wiggle eyes
Pipe cleaner (optional)


Wrap your toilet tissue roll in brown paper or foam.

Decide how many feathers you want your turkey to have and cut them out of the foam or paper. Hint: I created a paper pattern and traced that onto each foam piece so the feathers would be same size and shape.

Glue feathers into fan shape on the back of the toilet tissue roll and let dry.

Make tear-shaped red waddle and triangular orange beak. Glue on face details: wiggle eyes, beak and waddle.

Add foam shape or pipe cleaner feet if desired by bending two 3-inch pipe cleaners into small heart shape and inserting long end through tissue roll. Bend each end inside roll to secure.

More Thanksgiving Fun:

> Turkey Sun-Catcher
> 7 Fun-Filled Post-Turkey Activities
> Thanksgiving Headdress
> Thanksgiving Table Craft
> 30 Ways to Give Thanks

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