Spice Painted Sensory Turkey Craft

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INSIDE: Spice Painted Turkey Craft is a fun Thanksgiving craft for kids. Create unique feathers using this easy sensory paining activity!

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How to Make Spice Painted Turkey Craft

  1. Cut the brown construction paper or foam sheet in the shape of a turkey body.

2. Glue, eyes, beak and snoods to the head of the turkey. You can make one turkey body or several!

Make Spice Paint

Grab 4-6 different spices that are similar to the colours of turkey feathers. I used ginger, cinnamon, paprika, mustard powder and curry powder to create the yellows, browns, and reds we imagined turkey feathers to look like.

Add about a tablespoon of the spice to each section of a muffin tin and then add a small amount off water to each spice and use a spoon to mix it throughly. Let your little do the mixing! Note: some of the spices will mix better than others. For instance, cinnamon doesn’t mix very well but we still tried it out.

As your little one is mixing and/or scooping out the spices, let them smell them and see if they can identify which spice is which.

Time to Paint

Glue your turkey body to a sheet of white paper. Make sure to protect your table before letting your little one to start start paining.

Hand your child a paint brush and invite them to create the feathers of the turkey using the spice paint.

Total Hit

I knew this was a hit with my kids when my 6 year old exclaimed – “Oh, this is fun!”. This was such a fun sensory painting activity for Thanksgiving and a wonderful way to create unique turkey feathers.

My kids painted and sniffed and created a beautiful craft.

My happy kids are 6 years and 2.5 years old.


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  • Brown construction paper or foam sheets
  • Red and orange construction paper
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Muffin Tin
  • Water
  • Spices
  • Paint Brush


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