Thankful Turkeys


The kids and I had a little crafty time this week and we made these thankful turkeys for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. It was a really easy craft to make and didn’t require anything I didn’t already have in my craft bin – I even recycled a toilet paper roll! I asked the kids to tell me 5 things they are thankful for – with no prompting. Kirsten wrote her own (I helped her with the spelling), and I wrote Cam’s down for him. They assembled their turkeys on their own and have been playing with them ever since. Here’s how we made them:


What you’ll need:

1 toilet paper roll
construction paper in Fall colours – red, orange, yellow, green, brown
orange and red craft foam
googly eyes
black marker


1. Cut your toilet paper roll in half to make 2 turkeys, or you can leave it as is to make 1 larger turkey.

2. Using your scissors and coloured construction paper, cut out some feathers for your turkey.

3. Get your kiddos (or you) to write down 5 things they are thankful for on their coloured feathers.


4. Using your scissors, cut 2 feet and a nose out of the orange craft foam and a red gobbly-thingy out of your red craft foam.

5. Take your glue and glue on each turkey – 2 googly eyes, 1 nose, 1 red gobble and 2 feet.

6. Spread your paper feathers out and glue them to the back of your toilet paper roll for the turkey’s feathers.

This is a simple craft for Thanksgiving that the kids just loved!

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8 thoughts on “Thankful Turkeys

  1. sweet and lovely crafts

    Jill, could it be any more adorable that Kirsten is thankful for cute food?? Claire just started playing soccer, and she’s really enjoying it. I don’t think she really understands how it works yet, but we working on that! Hope that you have a lovely Thanksgiving!


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