Craft Stick Turkey Craft for Kids! Fun Thanksgiving Activity!

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This Craft Stick Turkey Craft is an inexpensive and fun Thanksgiving activity for kids. Using a few simple craft supplies, you can turn plain popsicle sticks into a colorful flock of turkeys!

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Craft Stick Turkey Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

This Thanksgiving, instead of letting the kids watch TV while you cook dinner for hours, let make them these craft stick turkeys! It’s a fun activity that will keep their hands busy!

They could make a flock of turkeys and add names with a marker to create fun place cards for dinner.





This fun turkey craft helps the kiddos to work on shapes, cutting, color, and counting and makes learning FUN!

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Craft Stick Turkey Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

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Craft Stick Turkey Craft To Make For Thanksgiving

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Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft

Craft Tips

  • As soon as you open a package of craft feathers, place them in a zip top sandwich bag. Then pick feathers out, one at a time, so the feather fluff doesn’t get all over your work surface.
  • Depending on the age of your child(ren) you can use either a low temp glue gun or white (PVA) school glue to make this craft. Using the latter means you do need to allow drying time.

How Do I Make a Craft Stick Turkey?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Craft Stick Turkey

Craft Stick Turkey Craft

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Using simple craft supplies, create this quick and easy Craft Stick Turkey with the kiddos in just 30 minutes.

Materials

  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Craft Feathers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Brown Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Craft Felt – Orange, Yellow, Red

Tools

  • Black Marker
  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or
  • White (PVA) School Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. To create a turkey, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the turkey and attach them with a glue gun or school glue. Leave to dry completely.

    Step 1 - Assembling Turkey Base

  2. Paint front and sides of turkey with brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

    Step 2 - Painting Turkey Base

  3. Cut a triangle beak from yellow craft felt. Cut a wiggly waddle shape from red craft felt. Cut two turkey feet from orange craft felt. Attach all features, including two wiggle eyes to the turkey with a glue gun or school glue. Leave to dry completely.

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  4. Select eight to ten craft feathers in assorted colors and place them around the turkey on your work surface. Mix and match colors to create a fun pattern.

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  5. Flip the turkey over and attach the craft feathers to the back of the turkey with a glue gun or school glue. Leave to dry completely.

    Step 5 - Attaching Feathers

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    Craft Stick Turkey

Notes

TIP: As soon as you open a package of craft feathers, place them in a zip top sandwich bag. Then pick feathers out, one at a time, so the feather fluff doesn’t get all over your work surface.

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