Art Toolkit – Thankful Turkey

What You Need:

  • Multiple Colors of Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Glitter, Glue, Sequins, Feathers, etc (optional)


  • Note: To create a turkey body can be simple or elaborate, depending on the ages of who is making it and how many people are participating. A larger body is recommended for a larger group/family.

  • To make the body of the turkey, cut a circle and place it on a larger piece of construction paper or other paper.

  • Cut out “feathers” from a variety of colors of construction paper – on each one write or draw something you are thankful for. You can make multiple feathers and build the turkey as big as desired. Glue the feathers around the turkey body.

  • Add secondary decorations such as glitter glue, sequins or feathers, as desired.

This project is good for a family activity; a class or group/ team activity. It encourages discussion of what we have to be thankful for, so it is helpful with feelings and emotions. Creating the turkey also can be done individually (as preferred) and each person can present or share their individual turkey. To make this a longer-lasting project, make it a work-inprogress; add more feathers each day or each week.

All activities should be supervised by an adult.