Colorful & Easy Thankful Turkey Craft for Kids

This Easy Thankful Turkey Craft is classic Thanksgiving fun for kids of all ages especially for younger kids like pre-k and preschool. This simple and inexpensive craft is perfect for home, school, or daycare.

Easy Thankful Turkey Craft for kids - finished thankful turkey shown with handprint turkey body and colorful feathers with thankful words written on them
Let’s make our own thankful turkey!

Easy Thankful Turkey Craft

This thankful turkey craft is also a cute keepsake and the foundation of this cute Thanksgiving craft is your child’s handprint.

Related: Traditional turkey handprint craft for kids using paint

Be sure to date the back of the turkey so that it’s easy to remember what year your child wrote that he was thankful for. This year for us it was Fruit Roll-Ups and Batman {Giggle}.

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Easy Thankful Turkey Craft supplies needed to make the thankful turkey craft with kids
This is what you will need to make this Thanksgiving craft.

Supplies Needed


Easy Thankful Turkey Craft

Step 1

After gathering supplies, trace your child’s hand on the brown craft foam.

Step 2

Have your child cut out the hand shape out of craft foam.

Easy Thankful Turkey Craft

Step 3

Next, cut out 4 feathers from the colored craft foam. We just did this free-hand, but making one feather shape out of cardboard and then using it as a feather template works really well if you are doing this with several children at once.

Step 4

Ask your child to write something they are thankful for on each feather. Younger kids could draw a picture or have an older child or adult write the words.

Step 5

For younger kids: Cut out a wing, beak, and gobbler for the turkey.

For older kids: Have them draw a wing, beak and gobbler with marker on the foam sheets and then cut around them.

Step 6

Time to glue everything together! Kids can glue 2 wiggly eyes onto the turkey. Attach the turkey’s feathers, beak, gobbler, and wings to the turkey with Glue Dots or glue.

Easy Thankful Turkey

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How did your thankful turkey craft turn out? What fun things were your kids thankful for this year?

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