Throughout the holidays there is so much excitement so we always need extra crafts to keep those little hands busy. Your toddler will love making these turkey crafts. Whether you are learning about Thanksgiving, or just want some turkey artwork to display, the ideas are endless.
We like simple crafts because less face it toddler life keeps us on our toes. You won’t have to worry about fancy supply lists or these taking a ton of time. Most can be completed in 30 minutes or less, but are also age-appropriate and engaging.
Enjoy our list of the Best Turkey Craft Ideas for Toddlers!
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Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
Use standard coffee filters and a few different colored markers to make this craft. There is a printable in the post to print out for the actual body. While technically little ones can make this alone because markers are being used we recommend a little supervision to combat the mischief.
Cotton Ball Painted Paper Plate Turkey Craft
This turkey craft is budget-friendly and easy to make, but definitely deserves a spot on the fridge! You probably have all of the supplies already, If you don’t have googley eyes you can draw those on with markers. Also, if you are missing craft foam for the beak, just make that out of construction paper.
How to Make Turkey Handprint Craft for Kids
You guessed it! Their little handprints will be cut out of paper to make the turkey tail in different colors. This is a fun papercraft and there is a full template available so you don’t have to worry about making a turkey from scratch. As far as the rest of the supplies go, you will need scissors, glue, and a pencil.
Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Craft
These turkeys turn out beautiful because the tail feathers are folded, giving them a more 3D look. The folding process can be a little tricky, so this will be a craft where your assistance is needed. You could also fold the tails ahead of time and let toddlers and preschoolers just handle the gluing part.
Paper Bag Turkey Craft
I love that this homeschooling mom offers two options to make the paper bag turkeys. This is really great when you have toddlers and other kids who are just a little older. She gives a step-by-step tutorial for folding paper for the base or the easier option of using a paper bag for younger children.
Handprint & Popsicle Stick Turkey Magnet
Use popsicle sticks to make the turkey body, then trace and cut out the kids’ handprints for the tail. Once you are finished with the turkey, attach a magnet on the back and place it on the refrigerator. These are mostly for decoration, but depending on the quality of the magnet you may be able to hang light-weight artwork without it sliding down.
Hand Print Turkey Thanksgiving Card
These little turkey cards are so adorable and make a great keepsake. Use paint or ink for the handprints, then help the little ones write a message on the inside. You can also let them decorate the inside of the card with markers or holiday stickers.
Turkey Craft Template
Use this simple template for the turkey body then let the kids choose what color feathers they want to glue to the back. Hand them a few crayons and let them go to town coloring in the turkey. If you would rather not go with feathers, you could always cut out handprints, or feather shapes from construction paper and glue them on.
Turkey Feathers Craft
A toilet paper roll is used for the body, which I love because we always have extras of these around the house. The printable feathers are colored in using crayons, markers, or paint and then glued on the back. These are super cute to display around your house during the fall months.
Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Craft
Here’s another paper bag craft, except this time when you finished the kids can put on a puppet show for everyone. The supply list is super simple, and the only help they will need is cutting out the feathers that go on the bag.
Tissue Paper Turkey
This craft is quick and easy but oh so cute once it’s finished. After you print the turkey out, provide your toddler with tissue paper squares in different colors. Then they will glue the paper onto the feather section. If you have leftover tissue paper from last year’s Christmas, this is a good way to use it up or a way of getting out of making a trip to the store.
Pompom Turkey Craft
While the instructions have just a few pom-poms being glued as feathers, I would recommend drawing lines and really adding more pom poms so it’s full of color and texture. You could use multiple sizes and colors to it stands out, plus kids can never get enough of these things. If you didn’t want to use these you can let them color or paint the turkey instead.
We hope you found this list of turkey crafts for toddlers to be the best one yet! Be sure to save it for later, as you never know when you will need it throughout the year. You can always get a head start on Thanksgiving ideas, or if you are teaching about turkeys and birds in general.
To jazz up some of the paper crafts, especially those with handprints, you can place them in a frame to hang or make smaller versions for table decorations. If you wanted to use these during your Thanksgiving dinner, you can incorporate the paper turkeys into place card holders or get creative and use them to label the food if you serve buffet style. Kids love it when their artwork is on display for everyone to see!
Don’t forget you can punch a small hole in the top and add a little suction cup so they can hang in the windows or on mirrors.
There’s also the option to set up a craft station during the holidays. So if you have several kids that are attending, this will keep them busy while the feast is being prepared and lets them interact with each other.
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