Thankful Turkey

By  Rebecca Spohn 

size: 10"x12"

  • Thankful Turkey


  • Recycled jar, 6” tall
  • Craft foam: orange, yellow, red, black, brown
  • Construction paper: yellow, gray, orange
  • Wiggle eyes, 1”, two


  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, black marker, rubber bands

Pattern - Thankful Turkey

  • 1. Print out patterns. Cut patterns from craft foam and construction paper as indicated.
  • 2. Wash and dry recycled jar; remove all labels if needed.
  • 3. Adhere wings on each side of body. Let dry. Apply glue on inside area of each wing; wrap and adhere around jar. Use rubber bands to hold wings in place until dry. Adhere hat band and buckle on hat. Let dry.
  • 4. Fold beak as indicated on pattern; adhere beak and wattle on face. Adhere hat and wiggle eyes on head.
  • 5. Adhere feet on bottom of jar. Adhere feathers on sides of body.
  • 6. Cut 3-1/2"-long strips of orange construction paper. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim edges. Leave strips near Thankful Turkey with black marker; encourage kids and family to write things they're thankful for on strips. Add strips to jar.