Packing Peanut Turkey Craft for Kids

Kids of all ages will love making this super cute Turkey Craft for kids. It is easy and fun to make, plus makes a great decoration for Thanksgiving and the month of November. This craft for kids is perfect for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.
Packing Peanut Turkey Craft for Kids - This is such a cute craft for kids to make in November and a great decoration for Thanksgiving table! I love the creative way it reuses packing peanuts. Great kids activities for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade kids. LOVE THIS!

We are always looking for creative seasonal crafts and kids activities.

Here is a really fun turkey craft my elementary age son loved making last year with a squash from our garden.

Turkey Craft for Kids

pretty dyed packing peantus

You need several cups of dyed packing peanuts (<---- here is how we did it)

styrophoam packing peanut fall turkey craft for kids

My nine year old was able to stick in his wood skewers by himself.  A preschool or kindergartner could easily do this craft, but help them with sticking the 6-7 skewers in the back of the squash.

turkey craft for kids

Then your child just pushes the dyed packing peanuts over the skewers, filling them to the top.

pretty turkey feathers

Aren’t they pretty turkey feathers? And I love that it is a 3D, textured turkey craft.

kid made Thanksgivign turkey centerpiece

When your feathers are all complete use glue to attach google eyes and a construction paper beak, wattle, and feet. 

This makes such a cute Thanksgiving centerpiece!

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.