This Thanksgiving turkey craft with feathers looks super cute along a Thanksgiving table setting. Your child will be super proud of their creation and happy that they helped to decorate!
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Thanksgiving is almost here which means all the yummy food is coming. It also means cooler weather and a season of well, thankfulness. To get into the Thanksgiving spirit I wanted to share this Thanksgiving turkey feathers craft with free printable feathers.
This craft uses an empty toilet paper tube or paper towel tube cut in half. It is simple and easy to do and is a low mess and low prep craft which makes things easier for this busy time of year. If you are an empty toilet paper or paper towel hoarder like me, be sure to check out this super cute paper towel tube pumpkin craft and this turkey ribbon craft too.
⭐ Why you’ll love this craft
This craft is perfect for at home fun with your kids, a preschool classroom setting, or a Sunday school setting. It’s also a great craft to set up at the kids’ table for Thanksgiving, especially since it is low prep, low cost, and low mess.
This is also an easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers as long as you keep the small googly eyes away from them.
⭐ What supplies are needed to make this turkey craft?
To do this craft, you will need:
- An empty toilet paper tube or an empty paper towel tube that has been cut in half
- Free printable feathers (see below)
- Crayons or markers
- Googly eyes: you can also use eye stickers which are easier for small children to use.
- Tape or glue
- Scissors (for adults or older children only)
I really love the twistable crayons by Crayola. They are very smooth and since they are twistable they don’t break.
I also really love the self-adhesive or sticker googly eyes from Amazon. I love that kids can stick them on themselves and no hot glue is needed.
⭐ How to do the turkey feathers craft
Begin by printing out the free feathers printable below. You will want to print it using the landscape setting. I have designed the printable to be two pages long with a total of eight feathers. Feel free to print only one page if you want less or print more pages if you want more or are doing the craft with multiple children.
Once you have printed the feathers, cut them out for the children or if your children are old enough have them cut them using safety scissors. Color them using fall colors using crayons or markers (image 1).
Next, draw a beak and a wattle (the red piece) for your turkey on the toilet paper tube (image 2). I used a marker for this part but crayon or colored pencil works too. If your child is old enough you can have them draw their own.
Finally, add the eyes to your turkey (we used the self-adhesive googly eyes I mentioned above) and then glue or tape the colored feathers on the back to complete this Thanksgiving turkey craft (image 3).
Other Thanksgiving crafts and printables:
How to print the feathers for this Turkey craft
To download and print the free feathers printable simply click the download button below. This printable is free for personal use only, no commercial reproduction of any kind is allowed.
The feathers printable should be printed on landscape setting. There are two pages for a total of eight feathers.
If you tried this Thanksgiving Turkey Feathers Craft or any other activity or recipe on my site, please let me know how it goes in the 📝 comments below. I would love to hear from you!