7 Turkey-Themed Crafts and Snacks

November 11, 2021

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It’s that time of the year when you’re probably searching for turkey-themed activities to use in your homeschool. We’ve done the hard work for you! Here’s a round-up of some great turkey-themed crafts and snacks to use this season with your kids.

decorated Oreo cookies for Thanksgiving

Turkey-Themed Crafts

Gather the paper, glue, and scissors and try some of these cute crafts with your kids. The holiday season provides a great reason to do the handcraft projects you might not normally include in your homeschool year-round.

Quilled Turkeys

Quilling is an old art form that your kids may have never tried before! It does take a bit of small motor skill mastery to manipulate the paper strips, but this Quilled Turkey handcraft will provide good practice for your kids.

All you need is paper in “turkey colors” such as yellow, red, brown, and orange. Your kids can follow this tutorial to learn how to twirl the paper to create small shapes.

The final result is so fun!

Turkey and Paper

T is for Turkey Paper Craft

If you’re looking for a turkey-themed craft for your toddlers and preschoolers, this is it! Check out this “T” is for “Turkey” paper craft. Not only will they make a cute paper craft, but you can use this project to teach some phonics. You can take this idea and see if you can create additional paper crafts for the other letters of the alphabet.

T is for Turkey paper craft

Doily Turkey

This next turkey-themed craft combines a lot of fun materials to give a great mix of textures to the finished product!

The Doily Turkey requires these materials:

  • wood clothespin
  • doily
  • watercolor paint
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • feathers
  • felt
  • dried popcorn kernels

Even your littlest ones can participate in making this cute turkey craft! They’ll love using watercolor paint to decorate the doily. And who doesn’t love crafting with feathers? Look at how cute the final project turns out.

Thank You Cards

Let your little ones get their hands dirty with some fun handprint turkeys! Pull out the paint and let your kids stamp their handprint on a blank card. With a few finishing touches, you can turn their handprint into a turkey and use the card to send to friends or family with a sweet note of gratitude inside.

turkey thank you card

Turkey-Themed Snacks

Now that your kids’ hands are busy with some fun turkey-themed crafts, it’s time to fill their tummies with some creative snacks. These ideas are great for favors and snacks for your Thanksgiving holiday gathering. Or, if you’re a part of a homeschool co-op, these would make fun treats to bring in to share!

Glove Gobbler Treats

If you want to stay away from all the sugary treats, these Glove Gobbler Treats are the perfect alternative. Just fill food-service gloves with colorful goldfish crackers and popcorn. Tie the gloves shut with a pipe cleaner that will double as turkey legs. Then, add some fun googly eyes onto your bird and you’re all done.

glove gobbler treats

Candy Corn Turkeys

Here’s a cute and festive treat to make for family movie night, homeschool read-aloud time, or to share with family before the big Thanksgiving meal. All you need to make these Candy Corn Turkeys are Ritz crackers, chocolate frosting, Hershey Kisses, and a few pieces of candy corn. Aren’t they adorable?

candy corn turkey snack

Popcorn Turkey

Let your kids carve a turkey with this super creative Popcorn Turkey! All you need are four sheets of brown tissue paper, masking tape, and about 8-10 cups of air-popped popcorn.

paper bag turkey craft

Check out these additional turkey-themed learning activities to use with your kids this season.


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