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Foliage and Feather Paper Roll Turkey Craft

Kids will love making this inspired-by-nature turkey craft for a fun thanksgiving crafts for kids that will be a beautiful decoration for your fall, Thanksgiving table in November. This easy turkey craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders.

Kids will love making this inspired-by-nature turkey craft for a fun thanksgiving crafts for kids that will be a beautiful decoration for your fall, Thanksgiving table in November. This easy turkey craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. 

Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving is right around the corner here in the United States. In addition to eating and spending time with family, crafting can be a fun Thanksgiving family tradition.  Try making this paper roll turkey with your kiddos before the big meal this year. You can place it on the table for a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration! Can you imagine several of these on the table? They would look absolutely beautiful! You will love making these turkey crafts for kids with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

To make these Foliage and Feather Paper Roll Turkeys, you only need a few things! Some of the materials list is already in your home! You can find many of the other required materials outside! Go for a lovely walk together. Gather your nature bits then get started making a beautiful table decoration! You will love how easy this craft is and how lovely it looks!

These turkeys can be as dressed up or as simple as you like! You can use this as a turkey vase for pretty fall flowers or as a simple kid made centerpiece kids can fill with flowers and leaves they find outside.

Supplies:

  • Foliage – fall leaves, ferns, flowers, etc.
  • Feathers
  • Paper Rolls
  • Round head Clothespins
  • Googly Eyes
  • Red Yarn
  • Brown Paint and Brushes
  • Hot glue and Gun
  • Scissors

use a toilet paper roll and cut like so

Turkey Feather Craft

Begin by cutting the paper roll on the diagonal. Simply press the roll down and cut off the upper corner, about halfway up. *See picture.

add wodden clothespin to make the turkey body

Open the paper roll and hot glue the clothespin onto the lowest point in the front.

paint the tp roll brown

Paint the roll and the portion of the clothespin that is attached to the paper roll, brown.

attach red googly eyes to the clothespin to make the turkey eyes wobble

Use glue to add googly eyes and a piece of red yarn to create the turkey face.

Kids will love making this inspired-by-nature turkey craft for a fun thanksgiving crafts for kids that will be a beautiful decoration for your fall, Thanksgiving table in November. This easy turkey craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. 

Collect beautiful foliage from your yard or a park. Look for feathers while you are out too! You can add those instead of store bought!

Once the paint has dried on the paper roll, create the “feather fan” of the turkey by placing foliage and feathers into the roll opening! You can try using lots of different types of foliage or feathers! Try using other natural materials too!

Make several different turkeys! Add the turkeys to your Thanksgiving table! Enjoy your family, your meal and your creation. Remember there are many things to give thanks for this season.

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Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving-Color-by-Addition  FREE FREE Turkey Subtraction Worksheets - fun, hands on educational activity to help kindergarten and first grade kids practice math while having fun with a turkey theme for Thanksgiving #thanksgiving #kindergarten #subtraction Turkey Spin and Cover Early Math for preschool and kindergarten

cute-turkey-cupholder-craft-for-thanksgiving FREE Turkey Colour Matching Game - toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners will have fun working on one to one correspondence and color recognition with this fun turkey printable for thanksgiving. Use bingo markers, pom poms, stickers, or crayons to complete #colors #toddler #preschool printable-thanksgiving-bingo-game

If you are looking for a mouthwatering recipe that uses up leftover turkey, you will go nuts over this EASY Turkey Pot Pie Recipe.  I have been known to cook a whole turkey just to get leftover meat to make this flavorful recipe for dinner.  AMAZING Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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