Create your own felt turkey craft for kids for Thanksgiving, this is a simple and wonderful project to do with kids of all ages. Having this as a mid-day break Thanksgiving craft is a wonderful idea!
Want a cute DIY Felt Turkey Craft that your child can create on their own? If you have felt lying around your home, I love creating felt crafts because they’re simple to make and have bright colors to work with.
While it’s not the easiest material to cut with scissors, I usually do the cutting part for younger kids, older kids will enjoy creating their own project.
Each child will love being able to make their own turkeys and keep them, give them, or use them as decorations.
DIY Felt Turkey Craft
What I love about this Thanksgiving felt craft is that it’s not just made out of paper. This means that we get to make a craft and get to keep it for as long as we want. And I’ll be honest, this really does make a super cure Thanksgiving decor!
Crafting with felt is great for all ages. It’s a simple way to make homemade Thanksgiving decorations as well as work on creative skills for the kids.
If you have early learners in the house, this is a fun way to work on fine motor skills as well. We love to make these Thanksgiving crafts as often as possible to showcase our artistic skills!
Felt Turkey Craft Supplies
All you need to get started on this felt turkey craft are these simple supplies.
- Assorted pipe cleaners in your choice of colors
- Tan, red, black and white crafting felt
- Craft glue
How to make a simple felt turkey
1. Begin by cutting out the body of your turkey, which will be a pear shape using the tan felt. You can just free hand this and just trim as needed to shape.
2. Next, cut out the eyes of your turkey. Two large white circles and two small black circles make the perfect eyes.
3. Finish the face features by cutting out an orange triangle for the beak and a squiggled red oval for the gobbler.
4. Assemble the face by gluing on the felt facial features as shown.
5. You can now create the feathers of your turkey by folding the pipe cleaners in half to create the feather look. Add generous dabs of glue at the end and press them to the back of the felt body. Hold in place until secure.
6. Your felt turkey is now complete and ready to be displayed. You can show it off as is or add it to the end of a wood craft stick to turn it into a puppet.
Recommended Thanksgiving Decor Ideas
I have a bin with felt craft projects that my daughter likes to take out to play with occasionally. It’s a nice activity to have if you’re reading a book about Thanksgiving and you can add creative bits from the story as well.
Once we start with the creative mood and decorating, we tend to go overboard and have even more decorating needs. As with all holidays, adding decorations is just a ton of great fun.
We do make a lot of our own holiday decorations from our crafts and ideas but that doesn’t mean that we can’t buy a few to add to the mix.
I just tend to buy a big storage tote and have it all stored in one easy place so that I can grab and put them up and just as easily grab and take them down.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that I love to decorate for early so it just makes it simple and easy to do with some of the following decor items listed below.
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What I love about this easy felt craft is that it gives the kids a fun activity to look forward to doing as well as a simple one as well. This means that they can start this activity and probably even complete it on their own.
See how cute the feathers are? Using different colored pipe cleaners is an easy way to give this turkey a whole new look! (Or if your child doesn’t want to vary the colors, they can just use the same color for all of them!)
You can even turn this into a chance to talk about the different colors of felt. This will help the kids learn their colors, identify their colors, and then possibly even brainstorm on the various colors that they might want to use instead.
The turkey feathers can be any color that they want them to be and that is pretty awesome to think about!
More Fall Ideas
When it comes to fun fall crafts and learning, you should never run out of options. Picking a craft daily and creating it sounds like the perfect fall fun! Most of these crafts are great for older kids to jump in and create as well. Crafting doesn’t have to be an activity just for little kids at all! Anyone can join in on the crafting fun.
You can never have too many fall craft ideas. Here are some of our other favorite fall crafts that you can easily do as well.