Thanksgiving Kids Craft

By November 19, 2013Crafts, DIY Projects, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Turkey time is rolling in quickly, and you know what that means: family gatherings. Parents and grandparents gather around to talk, maybe watch a bit of football, but what about the kids? Sometimes they’re just not interested in chit-chat.

You need something fun to keep them happy, and I’ve got just the thing. This Thanksgiving Craft is great fun for your kids to make before the big dinner, and it also makes a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving Kids Table. It’s sure to be a gobbling good time for your kids.

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Not only is Tom the Turkey a fun crafts for the kids to help you make, but they can use the crayons to keep themselves busy during Thanksgiving at their very own crayon inspired Kids Table!

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

With just a few simple supplies that I found at Walmart, you can create this adorable Thanksgiving craft too! Let’s get started…

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Tom the Turkey Supplies

  • 1 – 6 inch Styrofoam Ball
  • 1 – 3 inch Styrofoam Ball
  • Brown Apple Barrel Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Craft Foam – 1 sheet orange and 1 sheet red
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Crayons
  • Hot Glue Gun – for adults to use or regular glue for the kids
  • Wooden Skewer to hold balls while you paint

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 1

  • Paint the Styrofoam balls. Use the wooden skewers to make it easier for painting, place in another piece of styrofoam until dry.
  • It’s best to do this the day before putting the turkey together

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 2

  • Cut the beak, waddle and feet from the foam using an X-ACTO knife and rubber mat

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Face

  • For the beak, cut a long triangle
  • For the waddle, cut a tear drop shape

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 3

  • Attach the face onto the smaller styrofoam ball with hot glue gun or regular glue if the kids are helping
  • The crayon is just holding the head still

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 4

  • Attach the round circles to the bottom for feet

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 5

  • Gently push the crayons into the body for feathers

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 6

  • Attach the head to the body with the hot glue gun

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 7

  • The turkey will be heavy from the crayons. Attach it to something larger, we used the crayon plate for the Thanksgiving Kids Table.

Thanksgiving Kids Craft | Instructions for this adorable Turkey on HoosierHomemade.com

Head on over to learn how we made these cool Crayon Art Plates for our Thanksgiving Kids Table!

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