A Turkey Crayon Holder Craft

This Turkey Crayon Holder is a fun idea for the Thanksgiving kids table. Perfect to hold chalk or crayons and provide lots of entertainment for the kids at the table.

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Turkey Crayon Holder Craft

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You’ll Need:

For the chalk turkey

  • A painted brown styrofoam ball for the body – around 4 inches – cut in half
  • A painted brown styrofoam ball for the head – around 2 inches
  • A toothpick
  • Googly eyes
  • An orange eraser top for the beak
  • A 1-inch red piece of chenille strip
  • Hot glue
  • Chalk Sticks

Alright – On To The Craft!:

  • Lay your large brown – cut in half – piece of styrofoam down
  • turkey crayon holder
  • Place a toothpick into the ball toward the top/center for your neck
  • Place the smaller brown ball onto the neck/toothpick
  • turkey crayon holder
  • Decorate the smaller ball with googly eyes, eraser beak, and chenille stem for the waddle
  • turkey crayon holder
  • Decide where you would like your feathers/chalk to go – make 5 holes with a pencil into the spots you’ve chosen – you can make the holes a little larger by just circling the pencil around
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  • Place 5 pieces of chalk into the holes for feathers
  • That’s it, you’re done!

Chalk Board Mat:

You’ll Need:

  • Chalkboard material


  • Cut chalkboard material into placemat sizes
  • Instructions should come with the material, but you have to basically rub chalk all over it and wipe it (twice). Then it’s ready to go
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  • I purchased mine at JoAnn Fabrics
  • A Chalk Holder Turkey Craft!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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