Simple Turkey Craft

November is all about Thanksgiving, turkeys, and the pilgrims. Kids will love making this fun turkey craft that uses a cup as the turkey's body.
Simple Turkey Craft for Kids - for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. This craft is easy and perfect for Thanksgiving


This super cute, simple turkey craft can be used as a decoration after it is made.


Kids will be especially delighted by this turkey craft because it has large googly eyes that move around when you shake it and real feathers as its tail. If you don't have real feathers, you can also make feathers from paper and use those instead.


Make this craft when studying Thanksgiving or turkeys. It would make a fun addition to any turkey unit study or Thanksgiving unit study in November.

Thanksgiving Craft

orange cup, feathers, google eyes, and orange construction paper

What You Will Need to Make a Cup Turkey
  • Plastic cup (orange, blue, red, or brown make good colors)
  • Yellow paper
  • Real feathers
  • Large googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
Turn the cup upside down.

Cut out two feet and a beak for the turkey from yellow paper. We didn't use orange in this case because our turkey's body was orange, but if you use other colors of paper you can use orange for the beak and feet.

Cut out a small waddle from red paper.

glue turkey eyes, beak, and feet to the super cute and easy turkey craft


Glue the beak, feet, and waddle to the turkey.

thanksgiving craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten

Glue the feathers to the back of the cup and the googly eyes to the front. You may need to trim the feathers a bit to make them fit better against the back of the cup. It will depend on the size of your feathers and cup.

Wait for the glue to dry before playing with or displaying the turkey. If you're in a hurry, you can use hot glue for faster drying time.






Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.
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.