Fun and Easy Turkey Crafts for Toddlers

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The air is getting crisper, the leaves are turning golden, and it’s the perfect time to settle down for some cozy crafting with your toddler. What could be more in tune with the season than creating adorable turkey crafts? These crafts are not only a blast to make but also a feast for the senses and a sneaky way to help develop those all-important fine motor skills. Plus, they double up as festive decorations or cute keepsakes to remember this family time by.

Crafting with toddlers is like herding kittens through a glitter factory—it can get messy, but it’s always full of giggles and surprise. The key to a successful craft session is to embrace the chaos and focus on the fun. So, let’s get those little hands busy with some colorful, feather-filled turkey crafts that are sure to be the talk of the tot town this Thanksgiving!

Tips for Making Crafts with Toddlers

  • Keep it Simple: Toddlers have short attention spans, so choose crafts that have few steps and can be completed in one sitting.
  • Prep in Advance: Have all materials ready and portions pre-cut if necessary to make the crafting process smoother.
  • Non-toxic Materials: Always use materials that are safe for toddlers, such as washable paints and non-toxic glues.
  • Supervise: Keep a close eye to guide them but allow for self-expression.
  • Embrace the Mess: Cover surfaces with newspapers or a wipeable cloth, and don’t stress about spills and smudges—they’re part of the fun!

Easy Turkey Crafts for Toddlers

Cork Painted Turkey Craft

Cork painted turkey, a craft as fun to make as it is cute to display. It’s a fantastic way for kids to unleash their inner artists.

Feather Turkey Craft

Gobble, gobble! Get ready to gobble up some crafting fun this Thanksgiving with our easy Feather Turkey Craft for kids!

Free Printable Turkey Coloring Pages for Kids

We’re excited to bring the turkey magic right into your living room with our Free Printable Turkey Coloring Pages.

Leaf Turkey Craft for Kids

This leaf turkey craft is a great way to bring fall indoors and get your kids excited about the changing seasons and Thanksgiving.

Cotton Ball Painted Turkey Craft

Cotton ball painted turkey craft is a delight, providing a sensory play experience and a chance for kids to flex their creative muscles.

Thanksgiving Milk Experiment

Thanksgiving milk experiment is simple science project perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Create unique turkey feathers in this fun STEAM activity.

Salad Spinner Turkey STEAM Craft

Spice Painted Turkey Craft

Duplo Painted Turkey Craft

Turkey Pom Pom Matching

Pluck the Turkey: Feather Grab Activity

Pluck the turkey is a fun fine motor activity for Thanksgiving and an easy activity to set up for your toddler this holiday.

Mess Free Thanksgiving Art Activity

Play Dough Tool Painted Turkey Craft

Potato Masher Turkey Craft

Feather Painted Turkey Craft

Turkey Balancing Activity for Toddler

Turkey balancing activity is a fun gross motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Keep your balance and feather the turkey!

Turkey Feather Sort Sticky Wall

Turkey feather sort is an easy Thanksgiving activity for toddlers. Have fun, learn a key early math skill and create beautiful turkeys!

Easy Turkey Feather Rainbow

Turkey Feather Rainbow is an easy colour sorting Thanksgiving activity for toddlers & preschoolers. Grab your feathers for a fun time!

Candy Wrapper Turkey Craft

Candy Wrapper Turkey Craft an easy Turkey craft for Thanksgiving using all that Halloween candy! It is an amazing craft for preschoolers!

Marble Painted Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Here is a super fun Thanksgiving turkey craft perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Create textured turkey feathers using a marble.

Giant Turkey Painting

Even More Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

Fork Feather Turkey Craft

In this adorable craft you’ll only need a plastic fork!

Handprint and Footprint Turkeys

This super cute activity only requires the supplies listed above to create an unique hand and foot print turkey.

Knife Painted Turkey Craft

A really cute turkey craft and the only other supply you’ll need are plastic knifes.

Dish Brush Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

This fun craft requires a dish brush!

Q-Tip Turkey Craft

Another super cute craft using a bunch of q-tips and an elastic band!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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