This fun Thanksgiving kid’s turkey craft is an easy project for all ages. This simple Thanksgiving craft will delight everyone from preschoolers to adults.
The day after Halloween I always find myself scrambling for Thanksgiving decorations. There isn’t much of a mystery, I just can’t find turkey themed decorations. The past few years I have hosted Thanksgiving and each year I try to find something fun and decorative – with no luck.
Last year, I searched high and low with my sister looking for turkey themed decorations. I despise shopping and I wasn’t thrilled that I had tasked myself with find Thanksgiving decorations. I dragged my sister along and we searched high and low. I prefer not to purchase disposable decorations, if I am going to buy a decoration – I want it to last through the years. (After all – the holidays do come year after year 😉
We went from store to store searching aimlessly. My big haul included a discounted busted wooden turkey, a few bronze acorns and two gold owls. As I tried to convince myself that owls were “fall-ish” and could be very distant relatives of turkeys, I finally decided that I had enough.
I needed to take matters into my own hands. I did what I do best, and scrounged around the house for items I could use to create the decorations I wanted. I gathered up coffee filters, paint, tin foil – basic household items and worked out a plan for these little turkeys.
A little creativity goes a long way when you envision a house full of turkeys for Thanksgiving. I figured anything I came up with would be better than my faux turkey owls.
This Coffee Filter Turkey Craft can be made with items you probably have laying around your house. I found the stryofoam cones in the floral section of my local craft store.
COFFEE FILTER TURKEY CRAFT
- Small styrofoam floral cone
- Brown paint
- Orange paint
- Aluminum foil
- Elmer’s Rubber Cement
- Coffee filters (natural or white)
- Google eyes
- Red ribbon
Step 1: If you have white coffee filters have your children help you dye them with leftover coffee and coffee grinds. This was a lot of fun for my kids to do. They loved swirling everything up in the sink! Let soak for an hour and lightly rinse. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Have your kids paint the cone brown. This will be the turkey body. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Take a small square of tinfoil and mold into a ball, leaving a pinch of a triangle for the beak. Paint brown for the turkey head. Allow to dry. Paint the beak orange. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Twist the center of the coffee filter so it makes a loose flower shape. Glue three to the back of the triangle. Allow to dry.
Step 5: Glue the tinfoil head to the top of the cone. Allow to dry.
Step 6: Glue on google eyes and a snip red ribbon for the waddle.
Have a happy turkey filled Thanksgiving!
Want more Thanksgiving crafts?
- Kids Craft: Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
- DIY Turkey Craft from Egg Cartons
- Kids Craft: Turkey Canisters
- Kids Craft: Turkey Window Decorations