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If you’ve got extra pumpkins sitting around after Halloween, I’ve got the perfect Thanksgiving craft for you!
These pumpkin turkeys are adorable and they really give kids’ fine motor skills a workout.
Won’t these turkeys look adorable on your Thanksgiving table this year?
Note: For more Thanksgiving activities your kids will love, see my Thanksgiving Activities for Kids page.
Start by making the face of your turkey. My kids cut out a figure that looked like a small circle on top of a large circle.
They then added googly eyes, a small nose, and a waddle (the flap of red skin under the turkey’s chin).
To make the main body of the pumpkin turkey, you’ll need a pumpkin and some feathers.
I drew a line on the back of the pumpkin to give my kids a sense for where they should insert the feathers.
We found that it worked best to poke a hole in the pumpkin flesh using a toothpick first, and then insert the feather into the hole.
The kids inserted enough feathers to really make a grand turkey.
And here was their completed pumpkin turkey!
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