Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft
Fall crafts aren’t complete without at least one cute turkey craft for kids! Those feathered friends are a staple of fall and Thanksgiving celebrations. Make a bunch to decorate your holiday table with or just to add a dash of cuteness to your home!
To get this Thanksgiving holiday kicked off right, we made a hand print and Popsicle stick turkey magnet.
This Turkey Craft will come in handy to keep kids entertained on Thanksgiving!
This fun popsicle stick turkey craft is great for Thanksgiving and your kids will have a blast creating it. Who doesn’t love to make turkeys with their kids for Thanksgiving?
I am often asked about the emphasis I put on arts & crafts in our home. I get teased by friends and family about the abundance of craft supplies & projects all over the house. I get poked at that I must have too much time on my hands. I know that some do not understand it, but art is a huge part of my life & something that I am happy that I can share with my daughter. There are many reasons that I craft with her, but the main one is the great talks that we have while working on our projects together.
I love watching what she can do & I love watching her creativity blossom, but mostly I love our bonding time. The best conversations we have are during these times. Last night was no different. She dug through my craft bin & pulled out Popsicle sticks and asked if we could paint them. I of course, said yes.
Gather Your Supplies
Craft or popsicle sticks
Construction paper (brown, red, orange)
Color the Popsicle Sticks
Using fall colored markers, let your kids color six craft or popsicle sticks. These will be your turkey feathers! We used red, orange, yellow, and brown markers to make our feathers.
Glue the Popsicle Sticks Together
Use a glue gun to glue the popsicle sticks together in a fan shape. You can also use a tacky glue, just make sure you put something heavy on the end where they are glued until glue has dried.
Cut out the Turkey
Once you have finished gluing together your turkey feathers it’s time to cut out the other parts of your turkey craft. You will need a small red piece of construction paper for your turkey’s snood and an orange piece to cut your beak and legs from. You also need to cut two circles, one slightly smaller than the other, from brown construction paper to be your turkey’s body.
Glue the Turkey Together
Next get your glue out and glue on your turkey’s body, eyes, beak, snood, and legs. If you have little kids I recommend using glue sticks but older kids can easily dab a bit of glue on.
Turn Your Turkey Into a Centerpiece
Want your turkey to be a cute centerpiece for your table? We added another popsicle stick to the bottom of our turkey craft to turn it into a centerpiece. Simply attach one end of a long craft/popsicle stick underneath the bottom of the turkey’s feathers with hot glue. This enables your turkey to stand upright!