Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey Craft for Kids

If you’re looking for fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids, this easy pumpkin turkey craft will be a hit at this year’s holidays! All you need to make this Thanksgiving craft is a mini pumpkin and some fall leaves. This turkey pumpkin craft is perfect for preschoolers or elementary school children. Plus, it makes for a fun Thanksgiving decoration for your dinner table. And your kids will love seeing their beautiful pumpkin craft as a centerpiece!

turkey pumpkin craft

An Easy Thanksgiving Craft Your Kids Will Love

My little man is really crafty, so I’m always looking for fun craft ideas for kids. We came up with the idea of making this Thanksgiving turkey craft because we were looking for fun Thanksgiving activities for the kids. 

We used some mini pumpkins we had leftover from Halloween, and some fall leaves to make these cute little pumpkin turkeys. It is a very easy project to make with the kids. This pumpkin turkey craft would also make a nice decoration for the Thanksgiving table or a Thanksgiving party at school or home.  

 

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey Craft

I love fall and the holiday season, and finding new ideas to make Thanksgiving fun for kids is at the top of my list. Making crafts with my kids is one of the best ways to involve them in all the preparations. As a mom, I always look for easy things we can do as a family. And with this fun and super easy thanksgiving craft, you get to spend time with the little ones and make a cute centerpiece for your table!

Materials For Pumpkin Craft

  • A small pumpkin
  • Brown and yellow foamy
  • Red felt
  • Fall leaves
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

pumpkin turkey craft for kids

We used store-bought leaves only because we don’t have fall leaves available here in Florida. But it would have been much more fun to make these with real leaves. You can also use foam pumpkins for this so that they will last longer. Pick different colors to bring depth and texture to the “feathers.”

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How To Make Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey Craft

Step 1. Cut the head and the feet from the brown foamy to create a turkey face and legs.

Step 2. Cut the beak from the yellow foamy and put it on the head along with the googly eyes. Next, cut a little oval using the red felt to make the wattle.

Step 3. Let everything dry for a couple of minutes. Then glue the back of the head to the stem of the pumpkin.

turkey pumpkin craft

Step 4. Place the turkey facing you and glue the feet to the front of the pumpkin.

Step 5. To create the feathers, glue three to four leaves in the back of the pumpkin to make the tail. Alternate red and yellow leaves (or whatever colors you picked or have at hand) to give it a more realistic look. Let it dry for a couple of minutes. It is ready to be the centerpiece of this year’s Thanksgiving table decorations!

turkey pumpkin craft

Mom tip: My kids love using scissors; it makes them feel all grown up! So to make them part of the crafting process, I let them use their safety round scissors to cut larger shapes like the head and feet. That way, they feel they contribute more than just gluing. And to make it easier on the younger ones, use a pencil to outline where to cut. 

 

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Fun Thanksgiving recipes that are perfect for making with kids

These fun Thanksgiving recipes to make with kids are the perfect way to enjoy time with your family while celebrating the holiday this year. I’ve included many of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes, from pumpkin desserts to healthy Thanksgiving recipes and even some vegetarian options like a fun turkey veggie platter. 

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Inspired by fall and Thanksgiving, we decided to give our Hot Pockets a festive makeover. We turned these warm pockets of delicious goodness into fun birds! It is a fun way to make snack time more festive during the holiday season. They are also a great option to entertain all those primos that show up unexpectedly or for feeding the hungry munchkins after a playdate. 

turkey food art sandwich

Latino Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Gobble Up!

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Turkey chipotle cranberry sopes
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Every kid wants to feel included in the festivities at Thanksgiving. So put them to work by making this easy pumpkin craft for the table! This cute Thanksgiving craft is fun and easy for any child to make. They will have a blast, and keep them busy while you prepare the home for your big meal! I hope you enjoy making this easy Thanksgiving turkey craft with your kids. And if you make it, I would love for you to share a picture of it with me. Also, you can tag me on my Instagram account at @paulabendfeldt.

Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey pumpkin craft

Pumpkin Turkey Craft for Kids

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A fun Thanksgiving Craft your kids will love

Materials

  • a small pumpkin
  • brown and yellow foamy
  • red felt
  • fall leaves
  • googly eyes

Tools

  • glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

    1. Cut the head and the feet from the brown foamy to create a turkey face and legs.
    2. Cut the beak from the yellow foamy and put it on the head along with the googly eyes. Next, cut a little oval using the red felt to make the wattle.
    3. Let everything dry for a couple of minutes. Then glue the back of the head to the stem of the pumpkin.
    4. Place the turkey facing you and glue the feet to the front of the pumpkin.
    5. To create the feathers, glue three to four leaves in the back of the pumpkin to make the tail. Alternate red and yellow leaves (or whatever colors you picked or have at hand) to give it a more realistic look.

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8 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey Craft for Kids”

  1. For the non artist crafty person it would be wonderful to have templates of the head, beak, wattle and feet. I love the idea. I want to make the pumpkin and use it as a placecard holder. Thank you for an easy idea, I think.

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