Here is a cute and simple fall leaves turkey craft for Thanksgiving using nature, creativity and fun! Take a quick scavenger hunt with your little ones to find some amazing fall leaves to make this Thanksgiving turkey. MJ had a blast making this cute turkey craft.
Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids | Fall Leaves Turkey Craft
You will need:
- Fall tree and bush leaves
- Construction paper
First, take a trip outside and find as many cool leaves as you wish. Flatter leaves work the best, they will form the feathers of the turkey and do not glue down well if they are curled. Be sure to take a bag or bucket with you!
Glue down some of the leaves onto a piece of construction paper in any fashion you please, making the feathers of the turkey.
Take another piece of construction paper and cut out a bowling pin shaped figure for the body of the turkey. Glue it down the middle of the leaves.
Cut out two small circles for the eyes, a triangle for the beak, and a long skinny awkward shape for the wattle (the thing that hangs under the turkey’s beak). I also cut some fork-like figures to make the feet. MJ happened to have some craft eyeballs so he opted to use those instead of the circles I cut him.
Voila! Didn’t MJ do a great job?!?! I love the way his Fall Leaves Turkey came out!
There are plenty of kids thanksgiving crafts, I personally love the hand print turkey craft. I thought this would be a little different, but a lot more fun. Hope your kids enjoy this fall leaves turkey craft, they make very cute Thanksgiving decorations 🙂