Crafts for Kids Preschool Thanksgiving Turkey

Simple Turkey Craft

November is all about Thanksgiving, turkeys, and the pilgrims. Kids will love making this fun Simple Turkey Craft that uses a cup as the turkey’s body.

Simple Turkey Craft for Kids - this cup craft is perfect for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten during November to celebrate Thanksgiving. #craftsforkids #turkeycrafts #thanksgivingcrafts

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.

Simple Turkey 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.

Simple Turkey Crafts for Preschoolers

Simple Turkey Crafts for Preschoolers

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.


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Beth Gorden

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