LET'S GET CRAFTY!!


What you will need...

  • Brown, red, and orange construction paper

  • Additional Colorful construction paper

  • Black marker

  • Glue stick or tape

  • Glitter (optional)



To make the turkey body- cut out a round circle (about 6'' in diameter) from the brown construction paper.

Cut out a smaller round circle for the head. Attach the circles together on a piece of white paper.

Cut out the beak from the orange construction paper, and the wattles for under the turkey's chin from the red construction paper.

Cut out 25-30 feathers from additional sheets of construction paper. Make sure to use a variety of colors!

Help your child think of things they are thankful for and write their ideas on the feathers. Write one idea on each feather. Leave 5 to 10 feathers blank.

Now it's time to decorate the turkey. Attach the beak and wattles to the turkey's face. Then, draw its eyes.

Glue a few blank feathers around the turkey's body to add some color.

Then have your child add the feathers with what they are thankful for around the turkey's body.


idea from pbs.org





Be sure to hang the Thanksgiving turkey somewhere everyone will see it!