Easy Thanksgiving Craft: “Thumbs”-giving Turkey

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid November 16, 2020
Kids love to create and you will love this creation. Quick easy and it uses things that you are likely to have at home.

Materials Needed:
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • One medium google eye
  • Washable glue
  • Foam plate or plastic lid
  • Washable red and yellow paint
  • Red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple feathers (or other color combination - just use what you have on hand)
  • Clear tape
  • Black pen or thin Sharpie
  1. Cut a turkey shape (about 5 inches in height) out of the brown construction paper. A cookie-cutter makes a great template or check online.
  2. Glue the google eye onto the turkey.
  3. Squirt a small amount of the red and yellow paints onto the foam plate or plastic lid.
  4. Press your child's thumb into the paint and press thumb onto the turkey for "feathers," alternating between the two colors of paint.
  5. Put the colored feathers together at the hard tips and fan them out. Tape them to the back of the turkey behind the thumb "feathers."
  6. Using the pen, write a saying of your choice, such as "Happy Thumbs-giving".