Thanksgiving Craft For Kids ~ Paper Turkeys

11/16/2012 10:00 am · 9 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

 I posted this project 3 years ago… but stumbled across the link yesterday and thought I would post it again for anyone looking for a fun, low cost kid craft idea.   You can make these into cards instead of candy boxes.

IMG_2658

Right after Halloween I was able to get 15 boxes of Dots on clearance for .33 cents each.  I know some of  you thought I was crazy buying that many, but I knew I wanted to use them for my sons birthday party.  I was able to use my thrifty find, to make a cute craft project.  It was a total hit with the kids, and they were all so proud of their little turkeys.

 IMG_2644

Start out with a box of dots or any other candy.

IMG_2646

Cover it with a tan sheet of card stock

IMG_2647

I then used my Stampin Up punches to cut out;

  • a large circle for the head
  • 2 small circles for the eyes, and a hole punch for the eye middle
  • a square for the beak
  • round scallop circles for the turkey feathers

IMG_2649

Fold the square to make a beak, and use the circles for eyes

IMG_2653

Glue the head to the bottom of the box

IMG_2651

Fold the scallops circles into a “V” shape

IMG_2654

Glue the back part of the “V”

IMG_2655

Glue them above the Turkey head

IMG_2661

I had all the shapes pre cut for the kids, they had a blast making them!

 More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids

 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids

Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids

Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids

Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids

Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do

Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids

Color Collage with ads from the paper

DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids

Recipe for Homemade Slime

 Under the Sea Art Project for kids

Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion

Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton

Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids

Horse made out of a pop bottle

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 9 comments

Filed Under: Ideas for Entertaining kids, Seasonal Crafts, Thrifty Craft Ideas, Thrifty Crafts for Kids

Tags: , , ,

1 comments

Previous post:

Next post: