You’re scrambling to get the turkey carved, the mashed potatoes mashed and the last of the drinks on the table. The kids are whining and tugging on your legs because of course, Thanksgiving dinner has been scheduled at the exact same time as nap. Need a quick, easy craft the kids can do without your help? How about this adorable turkey with feathers?
Let’s get started!!
What You Need:
- Turkey Coloring Page
- Feathers (I used the same feather pack as I did with the owl craft, $6.25 from Oriental Trading)
- Glue Sticks
- Orange construction paper (optional)
- Crayons (optional)
What You Do:
Print out the turkey coloring sheet from this site (or print your own favorite). I saved the file to my computer and then printed it as a 5×7 size to get a smaller turkey (pictured on the right). You can also print it as 8×10 size (save it to your computer first) to get a bigger turkey (pictured on the left).
I cut around the turkeys and then glued them to a sheet of orange construction paper to make the craft a little more sturdy, but you could keep it on the original sheet. You could have the kids color the turkey before they started with the feathers. Historically, my kids have COVERED the project in feathers, so I skipped over the coloring part!
Hand the kid a glue stick and a pile of feather and get back to cooking (or whatever you need to do!).
Let the feathering begin!
After we were done feathering, we made this little T is for Turkey wooden letter, but of course, you could skip this!
What are your go-to crafts for Thanksgiving day?
More Thanksgiving Themed Crafts:
- Leaf Garland (Free Printable)
- T is for Turkey Letter craft from Mamas Like Me
- Thanksgiving Common Core Super Pack (Grades 2-3) $7
- Color By Number Turkey
- My Thanksgiving Pinterest Board
- Bonus: 20 Awesome iPad Apps to Teach the Alphabet
About the Author
Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.