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We had so much fun making yarn sewing autumn leaves earlier this season, we knew we wanted to try the same technique for turkey feathers! Happy to report it is just as fun and makes a cute little turkey for Thanksgiving crafting. But, be sure to try it out so you can decide for yourself!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Bits of Orange Cardboard or Cardstock
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Cut feather shapes from cardboard.

Step 2: Punch holes around the outside boarder of each feather piece.

Step 3: Sew the yarn on each cardboard feather. We used a variety of colors - so many options!

Step 4: From cardboard, cut a circle for the turkey body. Cut small slits on each size of the circle and fasten yarn in rows, going back and forth until the circle is finished.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 with a slightly smaller circle for the turkey head.

Step 6: Glue the head and body to the feathers.

Step 7: Cut a beak and legs from orange cardboard or cardstock and glue to the turkey.

Making colorful turkeys this time of year is so fun, especially for a bird that doesn't get much attention outside of the season! For more of our favorite turkey crafts, click here and here

We are making another pumpkin decoration for Thanksgiving and this one is made with items you just might have in your pantry or kitchen!

Start with:

  • 2 Paper Towel Rolls
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Lunch Sized Paper Bag
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Cut 1 inch. rings, 3/4 of the way around a paper towel roll. Cut the 3/4 portion off of one ring to create a little tab at the end of the paper towel roll.

Step 2: Glue the tab to the other end of the paper roll to create a ring.

Step 3: Repeat steps one and two, for a second ring but right before gluing the tab to create the ring, cut 2-3 rings off the top of the paper roll so the ring is slightly smaller than the first.

Step 4: Paint the rings orange.

Step 5: Glue the smaller ring to the top of the larger ring.

Step 6: Twist the paper bag and place it into the rings to create a stem.

Step 7: Paint the rings green that were cut off in Step 3 and glue to the base of the stem.

So many fun ways to use paper rolls! Find another of our favorite pumpkin crafts for Thanksgiving here.

You know how we love to piece together simple shapes like circles, triangles and rectangles to create something new! This simple shapes turkey is a fun craft for young children learning shapes. Start by sorting the shapes and then move on to making the turkey!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Cut cardboard into triangles and different sized circles.

Step 2: Paint the triangles for feathers and the circles for the body of the turkey. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Glue a smaller circle on top of a larger circle for the turkey body.

Step 4: Glue the triangles behind the turkey body for feathers.

Step 5: Add a beak and wattle from painted cardboard.

So fun that just two simple shapes can create a turkey!

 

We are sharing how to make these festive Christmas Tree Crowns over at Red Ted Art today! Click here to view the full tutorial.