Thanksgiving crafts are a fun way to celebrate this season. This doily turkey craft for kids is perfect for children of all ages and abilities. Whether you have a two year old who is scribbling or an older child who wants to create more intentional patterns, there is fun to be had by all. If you are looking for other turkey craft ideas, you also might want to check these other ideas: Handprint Turkey Placemats and my Gobbling Turkey Cup.
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Materials Needed to Make Doily Turkey Craft for Kids
- 8″ Doilies
- Washable Marker
- Medicine Dropper or Turkey Baster
- Brown Construction Paper
- Variety of Craft Eyes
- Orange Foam
- Glue Sticks
- White Craft Glue
- Printable Turkey Shape
How to Make Doily Turkey Craft for Kids Doily Turkey Craft for Kids
- Color doilies a variety of fall colors using washable markers. Older kids might enjoy making a recognizable pattern. Your younger kids can scribble or do whatever they want. You will want to cover as much of the doily as possible with color. You may be familiar with coffee filter crafts like this or this. We are doing the same idea here, but the doilies don’t bleed as much as the coffee filters, which is why you want more color.
- Have kids drop little drips of water all over the doily using a medicine dropper. We used a turkey baster because we didn’t have a a medicine dropper on hand. Color will bleed.
- Blot dry. Allow to dry completely.
- Print out the turkey body shape. Cut out shape onto brown construction paper.
- Once doily is dry, glue turkey body onto doily using glue stick.
- Attach google eyes with white glue.
- Cut out feet and beak using orange foam.
- Glue feet and foam on place using white glue.
- You can glue the whole turkey onto construction or stock paper using a glue stick if desired. It provides stability.
As with children, you can see turkeys have all kinds of personalities. My daughter even decided to make a UW and a Seahawks turkey. I always open up crafts for whoever wants to participate, never forcing it. The kids all wanted to do this one and wanted to make multiple turkeys.
It was a fun afternoon, and I hope you’ll enjoy making this doily turkey craft for kids with children as well.
I have a bunch of great Thanksgiving crafts under my Thanksgiving tab. All Free Kids crafts is another great resource for Thanksgiving crafts if you don’t find what you are looking for here.