A Cute Turkey Centerpiece For Thanksgiving

This foam turkey centerpiece is fun and adorable for Thanksgiving. With LED candles as turkey feathers, this pumpkin turkey craft is the perfect decoration for Thanksgiving dinner. 

 

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Turkey Centerpiece Craft

Thanksgiving crafts are such fun crafts to make. There are so many possibilities like Cornhusk dolls, Paper Cup Pilgrim Hats, and Foam Gourd Candles. This turkey centerpiece with LED candles is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine the LED feathers glowing on the table. It is such a pretty Thanksgiving table decoration.

What You’ll Love about this Pumpkin Turkey Craft

  • The kids will love seeing this cute turkey pumpkin craft all lit up at the Thanksgiving table
  • It is a great craft for kids and adults to do together

Supplies needed: 

  • A large foam pumpkin – you can usually find the carvable pumpkins at big stores around Halloween and shortly after Halloween
  • Styrofoam (Half) Ball-Sized Proportionate to your pumpkin – You’ll use this as the turkey’s head. My Styrofoam ball was about six inches.
  • Brown paint – I used chocolate brown
  • Red felt – cut a piece like a long skinny triangle for your waddle
  • Large googly eyes (2)
  • Orange felt or paper for the beak.
  • Toothpick or wooden skewer
  • 5 LED tapered candles in a variety of colors

Equipment Needed

Knife – for cutting holes in the pumpkin.

Sponge paintbrush

How to Make the Turkey Centerpiece Craft

  • Paint the large pumpkin brown – let dry.
making a turkey centerpiece
  • Paint the Styrofoam (half) ball with the brown craft paint – let dry
  • Glue googly eyes, orange clothespin, and red felt to the Styrofoam half-ball.
  • Slide the head onto a wooden skewer or use a toothpick to attach it to the pumpkin base
making a turkey centerpiece
  • Use the candle base as a sizing guide to cut out five holes the same size as the candles about one inch deep in the back of your pumpkin. These should be spread out around the back side of the pumpkin
making a turkey centerpiece
  • Place candlesticks into your five depressions
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  • When you are ready to display the centerpiece, turn the candles on for a beautiful display

Expert Tip

An adult should cut the foam pieces out of the pumpkin as it will probably require a sharp knife

To easily pull the foam circle out, cut slices in the circle like pie pieces and pull those out individually

Variation

Use a real pumpkin as the turkey body for a painted turkey pumpkin craft.

A Turkey Pumpkin Candle Holder For Thanksgiving

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    A Cute Turkey Centerpiece For Thanksgiving

    A turkey centerpiece with LED candles for a glowing turkey display.
    Prep Time15 minutes
    Active Time30 minutes
    Total Time45 minutes
    Yield: 1
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $10

    Materials

    • A large foam pumpkin
    • Styrofoam Ball – Sized Proportionate to your pumpkin – You'll use this as the turkey's head. My Styrofoam ball was about six inches
    • Brown paint – I used chocolate brown
    • Red felt – cut a piece like a long skinny triangle for your waddle
    • 2 Large googly eyes
    • Orange felt or paper for the beak
    • Toothpick
    • 5 LED tapered candles in a variety of colors

    Instructions

    • Paint the large pumpkin brown – let dry.
    • Paint the Styrofoam (half) ball with the brown craft paint – let dry
    • Glue googly eyes, orange clothespin, and red felt to the Styrofoam half-ball
    • Slide the head onto a wooden skewer or use a toothpick to attach the head to the pumpkin base
    • Use the candle base as a sizing guide to cut out five holes the same size as the candles about one inch deep in the back of your pumpkin. These should be spread out around the back side of the pumpkin
    • Place candlesticks into your five depressions

    Notes

    This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy to read more. Adult supervision is required for each step of activities, recipes, crafts, and games with children. Small parts are a choking hazard. Sharp objects can cause injury.

    Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com –

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