Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Wild Turkey

Take a walk in the woods and find nature items to make this Thanksgiving pal.

What You Need:

To make the turkey last longer, spray it with a coat of clear sealer.
  • Items from nature, such as pinecones, leaves, sticks, pebbles, bark, and seeds
  • Kitchen items, such as bay leaves and dry bean-soup mix
  • Colored poster board
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Small plate
  • Thick white crafts glue


1. First gather items from the outdoors, such as those listed above.

2. Cut poster board to the desired size. On poster board, trace around a small plate for the body shape.

3. Starting at the outside of the circle, glue on small pieces in rows. Create a tail and feet from long pieces of nature items. Use bark for the head. Add eyes, a beak, and a red wattle. Let the glue dry.


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