Thankful Styrofoam Turkey

Show what you’re thankful for with this adorable turkey!

Thanksgiving Styrofoam Turkey CraftStyrofoam is easy to work with and toothpick can be inserted easily, making this a great craft for kids to assemble on their own.

Craft Supplies:

  • 2- 5” white Styrofoam discs
  • 1- 3” white Styrofoam ball, cut in half
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Red and orange felt
  • Brown craft paint
  • 2 large buttons
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Construction paper: green, brown, red, orange, yellow
  • Markers
  • White craft glue

How to Make It:

  1. Paint the discs and the ball half with brown paint and set aside to dry.
  2. Cut red felt into a heart shape for the gobbler and the orange felt into a diamond for the beak.
  3. Cut out pairs of feathers from the construction paper. Have children use markers to write things they are thankful for on the feathers (family, toys, God, health, etc).
  4. Pair p the feathers by color, making sure the writing is on the outsides and glue together with white glue, insert a toothpick into the bottom of the feather pair and press together to secure.
  5. Glue the gobbler, beak and googly eyes to the half ball then hot glue the head to the body. Assemble the foam turkey by connecting the two discs with a toothpick and some glue.
  6. Kids can insert the feather picks into the top of the Styrofoam body, the words will be visible from the front and the back.

About The Author

Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid's crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of . You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin'

One Response to Thankful Styrofoam Turkey

  1. DCG1219 says:

    You know this would also be cute if you made it with brownies! Then the kids have a dessert that they made. My kid doesn’t really like pie so that is something I might try this year the night before Thanksgiving. Thanks for the craft!

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