Everyone is looking for safe ways to spend quality time with loved ones during this holiday season. One way that I found a way to bond with my son, Landon, was to make craft turkeys! Who remembers making little projects like this when you were younger? This was simple to do and fun to make.

    Making ‘Craft Turkeys’ Tutorial

    What you will need:

    1. Brown Cardstock
    2. Construction Paper
    3. Scissors
    4. Glue
    5. Sticky Tape
    6. Stapler/Staples
    7. Popsicle Sticks
    8. Pencil
    9. Googly Eyes


    Using a pencil, outline your hand on a piece of construction paper. Cut the outline of your hand with scissors. Save yourself some time by cutting multiple sheets of construction paper at once. I used six different pieces of construction paper for the feathers of my turkey.

    After you’ve cut all of your feather hands, you will want to spread them out in a fan-like shape. Fold back the bottom pieces of the hands and staple them together. Next, cut two circles (one small, one large) out of the brown cardstock that you will need. These circles will represent the body of your turkey. Glue them in the middle of your stapled feather hands.

    Reuse a piece of construction paper to cut the two strips that you’ll need to make the turkey’s legs. Once you have your strips, fold them back and forth (accordion style). You’ll also want to reuse other pieces to cut out a beak, feet, and snood. Then, glue the pieces to the body, and glue the eyes as the final feature of your turkey.

    Use some sticky tape to hold your popsicle stick to the turkey.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Making these paper turkeys brought back wonderful memories. I was happy to know that Landon enjoys simple crafts like these. How did we do? Let me know if you decide to make your own turkey project! Tag me in your holiday craft posts on social media. Follow me on YouTube for more reviews and tutorials!

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