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Easy Gratitude Turkey Child Craft for Thanksgiving

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.


Posted November 21, 2012

by MichelleH


7 Responses

  1. Rachel Johnson says:

    Cute turkey!

  2. Amy Clark says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    cute craft. Could totally do this with my daughter!
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  5. Jill H says:

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

  6. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

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

  7. Jenna S says:

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

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