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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids - Easy Turkey Plant Poke

Instead of landing on the Thanksgiving dinner table, this turkey found another another way to make himself useful! This craft is very easy for even small children to do because it only requires basic cutting and gluing skills.



Fall Craft for Kids - Paper Craft - Thanksgiving Turkey Plant Poke

For this project you will need:

- corrugated cardboard: tan, brown, blue, green, red and dark yellow
- cardstock in black
- hole puncher
- wooden skewer
- scissors
- craft glue

Craft Pattern:

Turkey Plant Poke Pattern

Turkey Template


1. Print out the templates and follow the steps in the link above to make usable templates.
2. Trace and cut out the following pieces on the following colors:

  a. the body twice on the tan corrugated cardboard

  b. the feather pieces twice on the red, blue, green and brown corrugated cardboard

  c. one beak on yellow corrugated cardboard
3. Glue the feathers on the backside of the first body piece. Start at the bottom on both sides of the body and work your way up until all of the feathers are used.
4. Glue the other body piece to the backside of the feathers. This will give the turkey more support and it also makes the back of the plant poke look nicer.
5. Glue the beak on the front side of the turkey.
6. Punch out 2 black eyes and glue them over the beak.




Fall Craft for Kids - Paper Craft - Thanksgiving Turkey Plant Poke
Ages 6 and older

Parental assistance is advised. Parents or supervisors can help reduce time by using hot glue to attach the turkey to the wooden skewer. Requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.




More Crafts, Decorating Ideas, Projects and Templates for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving:

Fall Paper Crafts

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Textile Crafts

Fall General Crafts

Fall Wood Crafts

Autumn Season Cards

Halloween Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts

Leaf Crafts

Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

Fall Craft Patterns and Templates




A Selection of Autumn Crafts for Kids

Paper Mosaic Maple Leaf and Paper Mosaic Oak Leaf

Leaf Prints on Canvas

Apple and Worm Paper Piecing Project

Recycling Craft - Fly Agaric or Toadstool Craft

Printed Leaves Garland

Autumn Leaves Window Decoration

Paper Autumn Wreath

Paper Apple Basket Suncatcher

Autumn Leaf Door Wreath

Champagne Cork Turkey

Fall Leaves Suncatchers

Fuse Beads or Perler Beads Fall Maple Leaf

Scarecrow Decoration

Sunflower Bookmark

Thanksgiving Turkey Plant Poke

Tom the Thanksgiving Turkey


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