Styrofoam Turkey Craft

This Styrofoam Turkey Craft is also a Turkey Crayon Holder and a fun idea for the Thanksgiving kids’ table. It is perfect for holding crayons and provides lots of entertainment for the kids at the table.

Styrofoam turkey craft
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Turkey Craft

This Thanksgiving craft is perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Like this Turkey cup crayon holder , this adorable hand print praying hand for Thanksgiving, and some of the Thanksgiving crafts in Over 3o Thanksgiving crafts and ideas. It is such an easy Thanksgiving craft to make with the kids. They will enjoy coloring fall images and taking crayons out of their turkey crayon holder.

What You’ll Love About this Turkey Craft

  • This DIY turkey craft is easy and provides fun for the kids on Thanksgiving, keeping them entertained while you cook the meal.
  • This is an easy Thanksgiving turkey craft to make with the kids with very few supplies needed
  • They make cute turkeys to decorate the kids’ table with as Thanksgiving decorations.
  • Fun for younger kids and older kids to use as they color at the Thanksgiving table

Materials You’ll Need:

supplies for Styrofoam turkey
  • A painted brown styrofoam ball for the body – around 4 inches
  • A painted brown styrofoam half ball for the head – around 2 inches
  • A toothpick – This will be used to connect the head and the body of the turkey.
  • Googly eyes – small googly eyes are perfect for this craft project
  • An orange paper beak – I used craft paper, but you can use construction paper or cardstock to make a little beak for this cute turkey craft
  • A 1-inch piece of red felt. You can also use a red pipe cleaner and bend it around the turkey beak.
  • Craft Glue – I like to use Beacon craft glue because it is super tacky and dries clear
  • Pencil or other similar utensil – This will be used to make holes in the Styrofoam for holding the crayons
  • Crayons – I have used four and five. This time I used only four. It is completely up to you on how many feathers you want in your turkey craft

Equipment Needed

Scissors

How to Make a Styrofoam Turkey Craft

  • Cut off a straight edge from your larger brown foam ball so it will sit level on the table
making Styrofoam turkey craft
  • Place a toothpick into the ball toward the top/center for your neck
  • Place the smaller brown half-ball onto the neck/toothpick
Styrofoam turkey craft
  • Make an orange beak by cutting a diamond shape from orange paper.
  • Decorate the smaller ball with googly eyes, the orange paper beak, and the red felt shaped into a waddle.
making Styrofoam turkey craft
  • Decide where you would like your feathers/crayons to go – make 4-5 holes by pushing a pencil into the spots you’ve chosen – you can make the holes a little larger by just circling the pencil around
making Styrofoam turkey craft
  • Place 4-5 pieces of crayons into the holes for feathers

Expert Tip

Use a paint sponge brush and acrylic paint to paint the styrofoam balls. Dab the paint onto the Styrofoam.

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    Styrofoam Turkey Craft

    An easy to make turkey craft for the Thanksgiving table
    Prep Time5 minutes
    Active Time5 minutes
    Total Time10 minutes
    Yield: 1
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $5

    Materials

    • A painted brown styrofoam ball for the body – around 4 inches
    • A painted brown styrofoam half ball for the head – around 2 inches
    • A toothpick
    • Googly eyes
    • An orange paper beak
    • A 1-inch piece of red felt.
    • Craft Glue
    • Pencil or other similar utensil
    • Crayons

    Instructions

    • Cut off a straight edge from your larger brown foam ball so it will sit level on the table
    • Place a toothpick into the ball toward the top/center for your neck
    • Push the smaller brown half-ball onto the toothpick so the curved part is facing outward
    • Decorate the smaller ball with googly eyes, the orange paper beak, and the red felt shaped into a waddle
    • Decide where you would like your feathers/crayons to go – make 4-5 holes by pushing a pencil into the spots you've chosen – you can make the holes a little larger by just circling the pencil around
    • Place 4-5 pieces of crayons into the holes for feathers

    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.

    ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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