Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Meanderings - Turkey Roundup

Due to the fact that Thanksgiving will be upon us soon, I have suspended Monday Meanderings this week to bring you some great turkey crafts that we did in our house.

First up is the obligatory toilet paper roll turkey. We used an empty toilet paper roll and the body , beak and feathers cut from craft foam.

As I cut out the feathers and body for the toilet paper roll turkey, I went ahead and cut out doubles of everything and glued magnets to the back of everything for my son to play with the turkey on the door in our kitchen. We work on our colors as we put the feathers on the turkey.

Next we made the coffee filter turkey. We used markers to color the coffee filter then sprayed it down with water to get the colors to bleed. Once that dried we glued a construction paper body to the front.

We also made the hand print turkey, which is an oldie but goodie.

Since our hands were already a mess, we finger painted a piece of paper and then trimmed it down to be a turkey tail and added a construction paper body.

We painted another piece of paper with sponges and did the same thing.

The last turkey crafts we made this weekend were a craft foam body and Fall leaves for the tail feathers. We did one with Oak leaves and one with orange/brown leaves. My son said they did not need beaks. Not sure how they will eat but you never question an artist.

Hope you make some time to do some turkey crafts with your kids. Feel free to post more ideas in the comments. We love to hear from our friends.


  1. Oh wow so much turkey craftiness! I think I like your leaf ones best!! Though am rather partial to anything made with loo rolls.

    Thank you for linking up with Kids Get Crafty!!! Very much appreciated!


  2. Those all came out great (visiting from we teach)