20 Easy Turkey Crafts for Kids of All Ages to make this Thanksgiving

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We are rapidly approaching “Turkey Season” and all things Thanksgiving. There are so many fabulous Thanksgiving Crafts and activities out there, but today, I decided to focus on the Thanksgiving Turkey for you! Gobble gobble. The turkey is such a great craft theme for kids at Thanksgiving and there are lots of different turkey crafts for you to choose from.

20 Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for Kids. These are all simply delightful! Plus a bonus resource of books and craft kits

I particularly like those crafts that combing the humble turkey with some thangfulness or additional educational opportunities. So have yourself a crafty morning with some of these simple project ideas and make your own turkeys!

The kids will love them.. whether you are crafting with coffee filters or making an orange turkey, do check out these super duper cute turkey crafts for kids.

Many will make the perfect Thanksgiving decoration too!

Anyway, before I waffle on, why not explore these wonderful Turkey Crafts?! We have well over 20 to choose from!

We also have some great Leaf Crafts – many of which would be wonderful for Thanksgiving too – for you to check out!

Check out our special Thanksgiving PRINTABLE bundle over on Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s. Great value and quick and easy access to activities to keep kids busy!

Collage of Thankgiving Crafts for Kids

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Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for Kids of all Ages:

Turkey Crafts with Templates

Let’s start with some cute little Turkey Crafts with templates.. as mentioned, I do have a fabulous worksheet and template bundle over on Teachers Pay Teachers (a great way to “buy me a coffee” and support the upkeep of this blog), or browse the following:

Love this Cardboard Turkey Craft! Not only is super cute, colorful and fun (oh and of course EASY too!!), but it comes with a free simple template. Love how it is a great little craft to use up the “odds and ends” in your craft box too!

Printable Turkey Cones – these are fabulous as party hats, toys or place settings! Make them simpe or complicated (just a cone or cone with feathers and hat!). Your call!

Turkey Cootie Catchers – lots of variations to choose from (including a Pligrim too)!

Printable Turkey Craft

Here is another cute printable turkey craft – turn your favourite snacks into Thanksgiving Snacks with this free printable from Fun Crafts Kids!

Can I make a Turkey from Paper or Construction Paper?

Yes of course! The best ideas are made from paper and the are so much fun. Some of the above just require printer paper.. but here are some more paper turkey crafts for kids to try out:


Cute and easy Turkey Corner Bookmark – pops over the edge of your book and keeps your place safe! Do give this paper craft a go!

Super quick and easy (and oh so cute) paper turkey finger puppet! Isn’t it fun? Love those crazy googly eyes!!! Turkey puppets sorted!

Easy Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Fun with Blot Painting, paper plates and turkeys. Create these vibrant paper plate turkeys with preschoolers. Just adorable!

coffee filter turkeys

Similarly.. how cute are these Coffee Filter Turkeys?! Adorable and super easy too!

Easy Paper Plate Turkey

Adorable and Easy Paper Plate Turkey Craft! Love those firey colours!

Paper Quilled Turkey Cards


Here are some great PLACEMAT “Thankfulness” Turkey printabls. Great idea for keeping kids calm and busy! Love those colorful turkey feathers and that it is also a gratitude turkey. Though I would use pens over crayons for this!


…and whilst on the topic of printables.. here is a GORGEOUS Turkey Coloring Page for Grown Ups! The Leaf Mandala is stunning as well! Have fun with lots of different colors and have yourself some Zen time! Do post your creations to instagram or facebook and share them with me!

paint-chip-turkey crafts for kids

Finally, we have a TP Roll Turkey Craft – and love the clever use of paint chip cards! Just ad add a simple triangle beak and tissue paper and off you go! A great Kindergarten activity!

Eco friendly and cheap Turkey Crafts for Kids

As you know, we LOVE to recycle and keep things eco friendly.. especially when crafting with kids, who can get a bit crafting “prolific” now and again… so these crafts are very eco friendly and cheap to make!

From Egg Carton to Thankful Turkey a super duper cute upcycled project, getting the kids think about what they are thankful for

Cutest little Egg Carton Turkey – discuss what you are thankful for as you make it! Love that you can add some little turkey treats, I mean, candy corn. To the back!

Easy Pine Cone Turkey. Make the most of those vibrant Fall Leaves for Thanksgiving

Gorgeous Leaf and Pine Cone Turkeys! Those leaves look stunning!

Toilet Paper Roll Turkey

Flex those fine motor skills with this lovely and tactile Pipe Cleaner Turkey craft! Love that it uses a Toilet Paper Roll as a base!

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas so cute

And here is a smaller Leaf Cork Turkey version – perfect as Place Cards on a Thanksgiving Table!

How to make a handprint Turkey or Footprint Turkey? Thanksgiving Keepsakes!

We do have a specially cheap and easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers section for you to check out.. but no Turkey craft worth its salt hasn’t got a cute handprint turkey or two!

Turkey Crafts for Thanksgiving - love this footprint turkey so sweet!

Footprint Turkey Craft – a perfect Thanksgiving idea for toddlers and preschoolers

Handprint turkey

And where there is a Footprint Turkey.. there is also a fabulous HANDPRINT Turkey Card Idea! Love that each finger is painted a different colour.

fingerprint turkey craft for thanksgiving

Similarly.. where there is a handprint turkey craft… there is also a super cute FINGERPRINT Turkey Card!


Do love the idea of this FAMILY handprint turkey too! So sweet!

More fun Turkey DIY Ideas here:


Similarly these Thumbprint Turkeys Napkin Rings make a wonderful craft too! A wonderful way to make the thanksgiving dinner table setting special!

buggy and buddy turkey

Buggy and Buddy have this FANTASTIC Coffee Filter turkey that you really mustn’t miss!


This Thanks Giving Activity – Turkey Bowling – Really made me giggle! How fun.

turkey craft for thanksgiving and preschoolers

A great paper plate turkey craft AND colour matching activity. 2 in 1, perfect!

paper plate turkey hat craft for kids

And of course we always needed a DIY Turkey Hat, right? And always great to make it a Paper Plate Turkey. Don’t have a paper plate…? This would be a lovely adapted as a paper bag turkey too, don’t you think? I do heart crafty things like this! So cute!


… how about THIS Turkey Hat Craft. Love it!


And these are some super arty, upcycled turkeys created in the classroom! One lovelier than the next!


We have some cute Origami Turkeys!

turkey crafts - cupcake liners

Cute Cupcake Liner Turkeys


And something for the “older kids” (aka us parents!!), if you love to crochet, you will adore these Crochet Turkey Coasters!

gratitude turkey craft

Similarly we have these TP Roll Turkeys but with some gratitude feathers too.. a nice and simple one that younger kids will enjoy too!

turkey craft with leaves and pinecones

Love this more “temporary” Turkey Craft – using all sorts of different natural materials!

pinecone turkeys

And there are lots of variations on the wonderful pinecone turkey!


Similarly I love this scrap ribbon turkey. Just fabulous!

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Or the pinecone thankful turkeys!


Turkey Table Favors

turkey diy dress up costumes

This turkey t-shirt has been a long standing favourite of mine!


Oooh and a cute little EOS Turkey Printable Gift too!


Super cute Turkey Treats to make with the Idea Room!

More (general) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids here:

Thanksgiving Ideas for kids

We also have 20+ FABULOUS Leaf Crafts – many of which would be wonderful for Thanksgiving too:

20 Wonderful Leaf Crafts for Autumn - so many beautiful ideas here. Perfect for celebrating autumn or incorporating into your Thanksgiving decor and activities