Thankful Turkey Craft

colorful turkey craft for kids

Craft this Thankful Turkey to help your kids celebrate all the good they have in their lives as they countdown till Thanksgiving! In the weeks leading up to turkey day, you can start each day by asking your child what they are thankful for (or what they love most). Then, you can add a new colorful feather to their turkey for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft.


  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Kids craft scissors
  • Marker   


  1. For the turkey body, trace two overlapping circles, one on top of the other, on the brown paper bag. The bottom one should be larger than the top one. (I used the top and bottom of a wide cup.) Cut the body out.
  2. Glue on the eyes. 
  3. Cut out a triangle nose and snood and glue onto the turkey face.
  4. Choosing a variety of fall colors, cut out your feathers. (Choose enough to add one new feather till Thanksgiving day.)
  5. Using the right language for their age, ask your kids what they are thankful for. To introduce this concept to toddlers, start by asking them what they love most.
  6. Starting on the bottom of one side, glue your first feather on and add a new one each day.
shapes for the thankful turkey craft cut out and placed on colorful craft paper

Check out more Thanksgiving crafts from KIWI.