A Turkey Chalk Holder Craft and Chalk Place Mat For Thanksgiving

Great idea for Kid's Thanksgiving Setting! Chalk Turkey Craft and Chalkboard Place Mat to draw on! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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This is a fun idea for the Thanksgiving kids table! Did you know that there is a material called Black Board Fabric? Maybe I’ve been under a rock, but I had NO IDEA! I’m tellin’ ya this was mind blowing for me.  Just cut the size you want for your place mat, and add this easy, cute turkey chalk holder for the kids to make their creative juices flow! Here’s how:

Great idea for Kid's Thanksgiving Setting! Chalk Turkey Craft and Chalkboard Place Mat to draw on! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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
  • turkey crayon holder
  • Place 5 pieces of chalk into the holes for feathers
  • That’s it, you’re done!

Chalk Board Mat:

  • turkey crayon holder
  • 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!
  • turkey crayon holder
  • I purchased mine at JoAnn Fabrics
  • A Chalk Holder Turkey Craft!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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