Easy Gratitude Turkey Child Craft for Thanksgiving

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This easy craft is a great way to teach your child about gratitude while making a cute Thanksgiving table decoration. One of our two-year-old Kolcraft Kids had fun making the Gratitude Turkey in the photo above. 🙂

What you need:

  1. Construction paper
  2. Brown tissue paper
  3. Non-toxic marker
  4. Googly eyes (or use construction paper for eyes)
  5. Non-toxic glue
  6. Scissors (adult use only)

What to do:

  1. Form brown tissue paper into a ball for the turkey’s body
  2. Cut construction paper into strips for the turkey feathers
  3. Have everyone in the family write what they are grateful for on a feather.
  4. Glue the feathers to the back of the brown ball.
  5. Glue googly eyes and a yellow construction paper beak on the front of the brown ball.


7 Responses to “Easy Gratitude Turkey Child Craft for Thanksgiving”

  1. Rachel Johnson November 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Cute turkey!

  2. Amy Clark November 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    This turkey is adorable! It is so important to teach children about gratitude. This looks like a fun way to do it!

  3. christine jessamine November 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    i love this idea. its alot better of a craft than just doing something plain, such as a traceable handprint turkey craft, i like that it has the kids think about things to be greatfull for.

  4. Jl Johnson November 28, 2012 at 2:30 am #

    cute craft. Could totally do this with my daughter!
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  5. Jill H November 30, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Super cute idea for next year for my little ones to do at Thanksgiving time.

  6. michelle gilliland mcafee December 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    This is a great idea to remind children and ourselfs what the holidy is about.

  7. Jenna S December 14, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    Love this idea, will keep it in mind for next year!