Mr. Turkey is in a bit of a predicament. He’s trying to stay safe from the farmer who’s set on making him the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving feast.
Poor Mr. Turkey needs a clever disguise to stay safe this holiday season, and that’s where our disguise a turkey mummy craft comes in!
Kids will help their turkey get wrapped up, ensuring his true identity goes unnoticed. This fun and family-friendly activity is a great way for kids to think outside the box and use their imaginations.
Spend even more quality time with the kids this holiday season crafting more turkey disguise project ideas that will keep our feathered friends safe and sound this Thanksgiving!
Mummy Turkey Disguise Project Idea
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Make the mummy makeover a breeze by using our free template provided below. You’ll just need a few common supplies and a little time with the kiddos to make this mummy turkey!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mummy turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by placing the turkey’s face just in the middle of the mummy’s head.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the face.
Position the snood in the middle of the turkey’s head, just below the eyes then glue it down.
Glue the beak on top of the snood, in between the eyes.
Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Attach the body to the middle of the feathers using glue.
Finish up by gluing the wings on both sides of the body.
Be sure to check out our other Thanksgiving crafts while you’re here! We’re sure your kids will love creating them.
Ideas for Thanksgiving
While you’re busy preparing that scrumptious Thanksgiving feast, engage your little ones in some festive crafts and educational activities. We’re sharing a cornucopia of ideas that will spark curiosity and keep them entertained.
Whether you want to cuddle up with a good holiday book, do hands-on crafts that will use their creativity, or complete educational activities that make learning feel like playing – we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for inspiration, and be sure to jot down the ones that will keep your kids having a blast and learning throughout the Thanksgiving season.
Thanksgiving Children’s Books
Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!
Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!
How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!
Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!
Cute Thanksgiving Crafts
Corn Craft – Keep the fun going at home after a fun trip to the corn maze by crafting an adorable corn craft! Kids will have a-maize-ing time making this easy and cute craft! Best of all, it’s easy to prepare since it only takes a handful of supplies and our free template.
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – These cute puppets are a great way to introduce kids to history in a fun, hands-on way. They’ll bring the past to life through these boy and girl pilgrim puppets, and tell the story of the First Thanksgiving.
Turkey Popsicle Stick Craft – Get ready for some festive family fun this Thanksgiving with this turkey craft! No need to be a Picasso – we have a free printable template for you. Grab the paint and paintbrushes to make your own feathered friend.
Pumpkin Craft – This fun activity is great for your little pumpkins to build essential skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and following instructions. Plus, with our free printable template, it couldn’t be easier to bring the pumpkin to life.
Fun Thanksgiving Activities
For some festive fun, grab our Thanksgiving I Spy printables! If your child loves hunting for hidden pictures and solving puzzles, these are a must-try. These engaging worksheets are perfect for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving or any time during the season.
You can cater to your child’s skill level with 6 unique pages, each offering easy and hard versions. Let the games begin as siblings and friends race against each other or collaborate to uncover all the hidden Thanksgiving items.
Grab the tangrams and this set of Thanksgiving pattern block mats that feature cute Thanksgiving illustrations. The kiddos will have a blast identifying the correct pattern block to use to fill in the different pictures of a turkey, scarecrow, Thanksgiving dinner, pilgrim boy, pumpkins, and Indian girl.
Use these mats over and over this holiday season by taking the extra step to laminate them!
Serve up some holiday fun and learning with these Thanksgiving worksheets for kids! With this trio of engaging activities, your young learners can have fun while enhancing their letter recognition, pattern solving, problem-solving, and handwriting skills.
They’ll practice writing the letter T for turkey, navigate a maze of the letter C for cornucopia, and uncover the next image in the Thanksgiving themed patterns.
Inside this pumpkin shapes printable book you’ll discover various shapes of pumpkins, from simple circles to intricate designs. Creating this book is perfect for sparking children’s creativity and honing their motor skills.
Let kids bring these shapes to life with their favorite colors, and practice their handwriting by writing the shape names on the dotted lines. It’s an entertaining way to learn and recognize shapes while expanding their vocabulary with new words.
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mummy turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by placing the turkey’s face in the middle of the mummy's head and glue it in place.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the face.
- Position the snood in the middle of the turkey’s head, just below the eyes then glue it down.
- Glue the beak on top of the snood, in between the eyes.
- Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
- Attach the body to the middle of the feather using glue.
- Finish up by gluing the wings on both sides of the body.