I love holiday crafts that are simple, enjoyable, and doable for children. This Turkey on a Stick Thanksgiving Craft is perfect for a classroom Thanksgiving party. It doesn’t take long to assemble and many teachers already have the supplies on hand!
It’s also an exciting at-home craft for preschoolers and toddlers to do with mommy. My children made this turkey craft recently on a Saturday morning and loved it. Since they are younger, I had all the pieces pre-cut, and we put our turkeys together in about five minutes!
Last year I used this Thanksgiving craft after a lesson at church and all the kids enjoyed it. The options are endless and the supplies are inexpensive!
I especially like this Turkey on a Stick Thanksgiving Craft because of the different textures of materials used to create it—felt, wooden craft stick, and foam. Children enjoy hands-on activities with different textures as they learn about the world around them. This craft also teaches some of the basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and circles.
Supplies to Make a Turkey on a Stick:
large craft stick cut in half
tan or brown felt
red foam sheet
various colors of foam sheets
glue (craft or hot glue)
How to Make the Turkey on a Stick Thanksgiving Craft
1. Cut the tan or brown felt into a small oval shape. Attach the oval to the top front of the craft stick. I prefer hot glue because it dries quickly and keeps crafts together; however this type of glue is not suitable for younger children without adult supervision. If working with a group of children, craft glue is much safer but will require patience from the little people for drying time.
2. Cut turkey feathers using various colors of foam. Attach them to the back of the craft stick. Carefully turn the turkey over so the turkey face is on the top side and the feathers are on the back. This will allow the turkey feathers to stay in place while working on the face.
3. Cut a beak by making a triangular shape with the orange felt. Attach it to the turkey head.
4. Have you ever wondered what the flap of skin that hangs over a turkey’s beak is called? Me too! It’s a snood. Using the red foam sheet, cut the turkey snood and attach to the beak.
5. Glue the googly eyes. My children and I used smaller eyes when making our turkeys because that’s the size we had on hand, but I think really large googly eyes would be super cute!
Gather your supplies mamas, and make this easy Turkey on a Stick Thanksgiving Craft with your wee ones before the holiday passes us by!
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