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59 Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Ideas

Updated on August 21, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

I love to make Thanksgiving crafts and of course that includes turkey crafts. I like it that so many turkey crafts are really Thanksgiving crafts for kids and adults. You'll find ideas here for making pine cone turkeys, clay turkeys, paper turkeys, wooden, fabric, clay pot and many more great turkey craft ideas.

I did a Google search for turkey crafts and found that there are a number of really nice projects available. All the craft projects that I include here have a nice picture and easily understood instructions.

To make the attractive button faced turkey flower centerpiece shown above, go to the Parents site.

1. Handprint Turkey Hat

This looks like such a fun Thanksgiving project to do with the kids. You'll find the tutorial for making the handprint turkey hat at crafty morning.

2. Turkey Wobbler

Cute! Cute! Cute! That's all I can say about this little turkey wobbler. Go to for the instructions. Decorate the kitchen with this cute turkey wobbler, or use it as a table centerpiece for a holiday feel.

3. Turkey Pin

This super easy to make pin is a nice way to add a bit of Thanksgiving to your office outfits. Make turkey pins for your office mates as a simple gift letting them know that you are thankful for their help and friendships. Find the tutorial for making this pin at the Angela Anderson site.

4. Hair Clip or Napkin Holder Turkey

The tutorial for this project is found at rae gun ramblings . The possible ways that are suggested on the site is for hair clips or napkin holders, but I can imagine this turkey as a lapel pin, a gift package adornment or placed in a wreath or centerpiece.

5. Felt Leaf Turkey Wreath

Visit the Happy Clippings site for the tutorial to make this felt leaf wreath. A very nice and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving decorations.

6. Paper Loop Turkey

Another super easy turkey craft for the littler kids to make. Find the instructions at and watch how much fun the kids will have. Great Thanksgiving art project for the kids to take home to Mom and Dad.

7. Wood Block Turkey

This cute 2x4 block of wood turkey will be a treasured Thanksgiving decoration for years to come. It would also make a great gift. Go to Ucreate for the instructions. This idea could be changed to a kid's project by using cardboard or small empty boxes instead of wood.

8. Paper Twist Turkey

You'll smile when you see this little turkey with his Got Pie? message. Definitely a Thanksgiving project that will put you in the mood to celebrate with food. Find the instructions for this project at Little Miss Celebration /

9. Turkey Place Mats

What a beautiful table you'll present when you add these place mats. You'll find the tutorial for making the turkey place mats at Daisy Mae Belle . I love the looks of these place mats!

10. Turkey Treat Bags

With just a little time, you can make lots of these treat bags. Use them as thanking gifts, or as favors at the Thanksgiving meal. Find the instructions for making these cute turkey bags at Clean & Scentsible .

11. I'm Not a Turkey

Help the turkey dress in a way that makes him safe during the Thanksgiving season. You'll be surprised what ideas the kids will come up with for this project. For the turkey template and the instructions, go to Kids & Glitter.

12. Nature's Turkey Art

It'll be fun gathering stems, beans and nuts for this nature look turkey. You'll find the directions at Better Homes and Gardens. This would also be a good teaching tool for elementary ages students.

13. Tissue by Number Turkey

You know the little kids will love gluing pieces of tissue paper to this turkey's tail to give it lots of color. The instructions for this craft project for little kids is found at Crayon Box Chronicles.

14. Thanksgiving Spoon Turkey

This is so simple and will be great fun to do with the kids. Find the instructions at the site, Live Outside the Box.

15. Polymer Clay Turkey

This looks a bit more involved than it really is. Make them as place card holders or as a grouping. Very cute. The directions are found at CRAFTS-FOR-ALL-SEASONS.

16. Handprint Turkey

This little turkey could probably be made using gardening gloves. You'll find all the directions for this handprint turkey at Bella Dia.

17. How To Make a Colorful Turkey

18. Flower Turkeys

You'll find so many uses for these cute flower turkeys. You'll find ideas and the tutorial for making them at OUR BEST BITES . Imagine these turkeys as pins, hair accessories, etc.

19. Gratitude Turkey

Thanksgiving and expressing gratitude go naturally together. This is a great project to help kids think about all the things they have to be thankful for. You'll find the instructions for this project at Happiness is Homemade.

20. Coffee Filter Turkey

Look at those cute legs on this coffee filter turkey. I love everything about this turkey, from his colorful autumn body to those cute legs. Find the instructions for this art project at a faithful attempt .

21. Terra Cotta Pot Turkey

Look how cute this little turkey is with his terra cotta pot body and silk flower feathers. Use different sized pots to give an arrangement a nice look. Find the tutorial at

22. Mason Jar Turkey

Not only is this mason jar turkey just as cute as a button, it's also useful. Use this turkey as a favor holder at each place setting on the Thanksgiving table. The directions for making these little turkeys is found at About family crafts .

23. Clear Cup Turkeys

Wouldn't these clear cup turkeys make a great server for a Thanksgiving dessert? The kids would love it. Find out how to make these little turkeys at Happy Clippings .

24. Turkey Plant Poke

This is a very attractive plant poke. Dress up your plants for Thanksgiving by checking the directions at

25. Pumpkin Turkey

This cute little turkey is made using a pumpkin. To make one like it, go to Growing Up Bilingual.

26. Clay Pot Turkey

Make a family of these clay pot turkeys using different sized clay pots. Go to dot com WOMEN for the instructions. This project would be great to do with kids or even the seniors who enjoy doing crafts.

27. Turkey Brooch

Learn how to make a turkey brooch by going to the CRAFTS site for the directions. For a special group of guests, make these little brooches as a party favor that holds a name tag, and then as a gift to take home.

28. Felt Turkey Goodie Bag

Anyone who receives one of these goodie bags, will feel special. Make these bags for your loved ones by going to Gramma Lowe’s Thanksgiving for the instructions.

29. Little Hoop Turkey

Look how easy and cute this project is. You'll find the simple directions at A Creative Princess. A great last minute decoration for Thanksgiving, when you're short of time and yet would like a holiday look.

30. Napkin Buddy

Make these easy napkin rings by going to the PARENTS website for the instructions. Nothin' says lovin' like a table set with napkin rings for the occasion. Show the love this Thanksgiving.

31. Toe Sock Turkeys

These are just too cute for words. I'll have to find some toe socks so I can make them. You'll find the directions at UnsolicitatedAdvice.

32. Turkey Favor Tins

Very cute tins. Find the directions for this project at Burton Avenue.

33. Thanksgiving Projects on Kids & Glitter

Make turkey treat jars as place cards for a Thanksgiving celebration. Easy to make with baby food jars or other small jars. Find the patterns for this project, "Turkey Treat Jar," and other Thanksgiving ideas in the Thanksgiving Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.

34. Grand Gobbler

A terrific Thanksgiving decoration to make this year and use for many years to come. Go to for the pattern and instructions.

35. Embroidery Hoop Turkey

This is a super easy craft to make. You'll find the instructions for making embroidery hoop turkeys at dollar store crafts.

36. Thanksgiving Turkeys

These attractive turkeys are made using cereal boxes. Find the directions at Blissfully DOMESTIC.

37. Turkey Tee

This is a great tutorial for making a turkey t-shirt. Go to the COTTAGE HOME to find out how to do this project.

38. Turkey Place Card Favor

You can make cute Thanksgiving place card favors using scrapbook paper and following the directions that you'll find at Pink Paper Peppermints. A nice craft to do with the kids.

39. Folk Art Turkey

I love the folk art look of this paper mache turkey. You'll find the tutorial for making this turkey at Nikitaland. Do this project with the kids and you'll find that you've made Thanksgiving keepsakes.

40. Cardboard Turkey

Sometimes you want a simple turkey for a particular décor spot and this is a great idea for that. Go to made by joel for the tutorial for this cardboard turkey.

41. Glove to Turkey

CRAFTS BY Amanda has so many outstanding crafts for any and all occasions. This turkey made using a glove is a great example of the crafts you'll find there.

42. Pilgrim Turkeys

I love the looks of these Pilgrim hatted turkeys. Go to Mom On TIME OUT to find the instructions.

43. Origami Paper Turkey


Very easy to make project to make with the kids. For the directions, go to Craft Ideas For All.

44. Pine Cone Turkey for Thanksgiving

45. Pom Pom Turkeys

Aren't these little fellows cute? To make them, find the directions at all you.

46. Salt Clay Turkey

Plan on taking good care of this turkey so you can use it for many years at Thanksgiving. You'll find the step-by-step instructions at The Art Annex.

47. Fleece Turkey Hat

One of the nicest things about fleece fabric is how easy it is to work with. You'll enjoy making a fleece turkey hat when you follow the tutorial that you'll find at STITCHED by Crystal.

48. Santa Turkey

This paper mache turkey is pretending to be Santa Claus for a very good reason. He's hoping that he'll survive past Thanksgiving. You can learn how to make these cute holiday turkey by going to Learning Pavilion for the tutorial.

49. Gourd and Paper Turkey

If you are lucky enough to have gourds, you'll be able to make lots of these cute turkeys. Go to all you to see how to make them.

50. Golf Ball and Tees Turkey

Do you have a real golf addict in your home? You might really get their attention by making this golf ball and tees turkey. You'll find the directions for this craft at Craft Klatch.

51. Turkey Leaf Lantern

The kids will love this project right from the start. Find the instructions for this easy and fun Thanksgiving craft by going to the Rhythms of Play site.

52. Turkey Ring

Find the tutorial at I HEART CRAFTY THINGS to make this easy turkey ring..

53. Tootsie Pop Turkey

This would be a nice Thanksgiving project for either the classroom or for making crafts with a group of senior folks. Use the turkeys made as party favors. tippy toes & tantrums

54. Canning Jar Lid Turkey

This is another great Thanksgiving project to make with a group, whether in a classroom or with a senior group. Simple and very cute. Find the tutorial for this turkey craft at About family crafts.

55. Turkey Noisemaker

A cute paper cup and bright feather turkey that makes noise. This extra simple craft project has the instructions on the Craftsanity site.

56. Turkey Lollipops

Aren't these little burlap turkeys just the cutest things you ever saw? Use them for favors on your Thanksgiving table. The directions are found at Yesterday on TUESDAY .

57. Thankful Turkey Box

An empty tissue box is the body of this thankful turkey box. Easily made with items you'll have on hand. The instructions can be found at I {heart} crafty things .

58. Brown paper Turkey Art

Teachers, if you are looking for a cute Thanksgiving project for your class, this brown paper turkey art is just the ticket. Find the instructions for this project at PBSparents.

59. Pom Pom and Foam Turkeys

Pom poms and colored foam are the two main supplies used to make this cute turkey. The tutorial for this Thanksgiving project is found at Little Miss Kate & co.

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    • Yanglish profile image

      Yanglish 10 months ago

      Stunning ideas. Have a joyous Thanksgiving!

      Cosy fire a burning bright,—

      Cosy tables robed in white,—

      Dainty dishes smoking hot,—

      Home! And cold and snow forgot!

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      We like to make pinecone turkeys with colorful feathers in their tail. About to make some paper plate turkeys this afternoon too. Great ideas for crafts!

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      Ashly Rain 4 years ago

      Some really cool and elaborate ideas here. Nice lens.

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      The Turkey Wobbler is super cute! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! I think you caught all the turkeys this Thanksgiving! LOL ^_^ Very nice crafts!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      What a lot of super ideas! They made me smile. Might have to try some, but unfortunately not this year. Love the lens.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      So much cuteness! Thanks for sharing!

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      bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Oh my gosh, there are so many cute ideas, here! Nice collection of turkey crafts.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      The turkey t-shirt is darling. I also like the cup turkeys. Lots of fun crafts here - thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice Lens.

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      kAAtya 4 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      yayas 4 years ago

      Turkey is the only way to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love all the different ways you have found to include turkey for the holiday. Very clever.Congratulations on being on the Front Page! Very deserving.

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      makemoneyonline5 4 years ago

      cute Thanksgiving lens!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      Wonderful collection of crafts and ideas to use this holiday season.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      A lovely lens!

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      Radcliff LM 4 years ago

      I remember making some of these when I was a kid! Fun ideas!

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      magnetic06 lm 4 years ago

      cute and sweet

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      loveanime22 4 years ago

      great collection

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      RavenRunner 4 years ago

      Every once in a while I come across a lens that makes me want to craft... This is definitely one of those!

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      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      Love this lens! So fun =]

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for gathering such wonderful ideas! This is just what I have been looking for : )

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      So many fun ideas! Angel Blessed!

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      sagebrushmama 5 years ago

      Love all of these ideas!