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Pumpkin Turkey Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Once the leaves start to change color, you know that fall is on its way. And while the cooler weather is a welcome relief after a long summer, it can also mean more time spent indoors for kids.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your little ones occupied this fall, we’ve got a fun Halloween or Thanksgiving craft – this pumpkin turkey craft!

Whether you’re looking for a clever disguise a pumpkin craft or you want a perfectly fall Thanksgiving craft, this one does it all!

It’s great for younger kids who can’t carve pumpkins because it’s made out of paper and we have a printable template for you to use.

Download it and make it today! Plus, check out all of our pumpkin crafts for kids for more ideas.

Disguise A Pumpkin Idea

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Turkey pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the turkey pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding turkey pumpkin craft template

Begin making the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of one side of the beak. Set this aside.

hand gluing beak to snood of turkey pumpkin craft

Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin.

hand gluing eye to turkey pumpkin craft

Next, take the snood/beak combo and glue it in the middle of the eyes, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.

hand gluing beak to turkey pumpkin craft

Place the stem at the top, middle of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.

hand gluing stem to turkey pumpkin craft

Finish up the turkey by gluing the feathers to the top and back of the pumpkin.

hand gluing feather to turkey pumpkin craft
hand gluing feather to turkey pumpkin craft
hand gluing feather to turkey pumpkin craft

Now your child has a cute turkey craft they’ll love showing off!

hand holding turkey pumpkin craft

Fall Ideas For Kids

As the leaves begin to turn and the air grows crisp, it’s time to start thinking about fun fall crafts, activities, books, and more. This is a great time of year to expand your child’s or student’s horizons with new experiences.

And what better way to do that than with a mini theme around fall crafts, activities, books, and more? Below we’ve got some great ideas to get you started!

Fall Children’s Books

Reading aloud to kids is such a fantastic way to start a mini theme! Reading can help children develop language skills, improve literacy rates, and promote a love of reading.

In addition, reading aloud can be a calming activity that helps kids wind down at the end of the day. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, we hope you’ll consider picking up a few fall books to read aloud with the kids in your life. You’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Try out some of these popular fall books:

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

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Kids’ Crafts For Fall

Crafting is great for kids! It can help children learn new skills, be creative, and have fun. It can also help them develop a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-esteem!

If your kids have more time on their hands, have them make some (or all) of these fun fall projects:

Candy Corn Craft – Halloween is a time for candy and fun! And what could be more fun than making your own candy corn paper craft? This simple and easy project is great for young kids.

Paper Plate Spookley The Square Pumpkin Craft – Isn’t Spookley such a sweet little pumpkin? This paper plate Spookley craft is perfect for kids to make. It’s so simple and easy, and it’s such a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.

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Name Turkey Craft – What a fun way for kids to learn how to spell their names! This turkey craft comes with an editable template, so you can create a personalized version for each child.

Turkey Headband Craft – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start getting crafty! This year, why not help your little ones make their own turkey headbands? It’s a fun and easy project that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Best of all, you can use colored paper or have them color in a black and white version if crafting is too difficult.

Fall Kids’ Activities

Want an easy way to get your little ones into the fall spirit? Then try these fall color by sight word worksheets? Not only are they fun for kids, but they’re also educational. Your children will love finding all of the sight words in each picture, and you’ll love watching their confidence grow as they master each one.

hand holding turkey pumpkin craft with a 2nd one in the background

Halloween is a fun time for kids, and these Halloween do a dot printables are a great way to keep them busy. They’ll love practicing their fine motor skills, letter and number recognition, counting, and more. And you’ll love that they’re entertained and learning at the same time. Simply print out the printables and let your little ones begin.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start getting into the festive spirit! One fun way to do this is with these adorable turkey worksheets for kids. Not only are they a great way to help kids practice scissor skills, handwriting, and letter recognition, but they’re also lots of fun to do!

More Fall Fun

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Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

hand holding turkey pumpkin craft with a 2nd one in the background

Pumpkin Turkey Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you're looking for ways to keep your little ones occupied this fall, we've got a fun Halloween or Thanksgiving craft - this pumpkin turkey craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Turkey pumpkin template

Instructions

  1. Download the turkey pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin making the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of one side of the beak. Set this aside.
  3. Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin.
  4. Next, take the snood/beak combo and glue it in the middle of the eyes, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
  5. Place the stem at the top, middle of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.
  6. Finish up the turkey by gluing the feathers to the top and back of the pumpkin.

Did you make this craft?

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Turkey Pumpkin Template

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Nicole

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Love it!

Sam

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Thank you!

Nicole

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

so Cute!

Sam

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Thanks so much!

Sharon

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Super Cute! Perfect for our story times.

Sam

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Oh, good! And thanks!

Beth

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

You always have the CUTEST kids crafts, Sam! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Creatively, Beth

Sam

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Aw, you're so sweet! So glad you like it and thanks so much!

Shardae Bostic

Tuesday 25th of October 2022

Love this

Sam

Thursday 27th of October 2022

Thanks, Shardae!

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