Your kids will giggle with delight as they transform a Thanksgiving turkey into a jolly Santa Claus!
This Santa turkey disguise craft is not only fun, but it also helps kids to develop scissor skills and other important skills. With your help, the kids will be able to craft a disguise that will keep the turkey safe this Thanksgiving.
They’ll love following the instructions and seeing their creation come to life. The finished product will be sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!
For more craft ideas to do with your kids, check out our other turkey disguise project ideas!
Easy Santa Turkey Disguise Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the beard to the face part of the turkey. Leave the lower portion unglued so you can glue the suit on later.
Take the eyes and glue them on the head, just above the beard.
Next, take the snood and glue it in between the eyes, just below them. Then glue the beak in the middle of the head, on top of the snood.
Create Santa’s hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat.
Glue the pom to the top end of the hat.
Place the completed Santa hat on the top of the turkey’s head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
Next, glue the red suit to the body portion of the turkey.
Position the belt in the middle of the body and glue it in place. Trim off the ends of the belt.
Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the belt, then use a black marker to draw on the inner buckle.
Place the feet with the toes pointed upward and glue them to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Finish up by gluing the Santa turkey body to the feathers. Use green feathers for Christmas colors or black for Santa’s bag.
We’re sure your kids loved making this cool disguise a turkey project idea! For more Thanksgiving fun, check out our Thanksgiving crafts for kids.
Looking for some Thanksgiving fun and learning for your kids? Look no further than this Thanksgiving fun bundle! It’s packed with 79 pages of Thanksgiving-themed worksheets, do a dot printables, family activities, and more. This is the perfect way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving and help them learn all about this special holiday. So don’t wait – grab the Thanksgiving printables bundle today!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for kids. They get to spend time with family, eat delicious food, and enjoy all the fun of the holiday season.
However, there are always more opportunities to create even more memories together. From cute crafts to help them have fun while learning fine motor skills to reading books together, just remember that these are the days they will remember forever! So make the most of them and enjoy every moment!
Kids’ Thanksgiving 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!
Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
When kids do crafts, they get to experiment with different materials and learn new techniques.
They also get to flex their creative muscles and develop unique ideas. And most importantly, they get to have fun!
So don’t worry if your craft projects don’t always turn out perfectly. Just enjoy the process, and let your kids have fun too. That’s what crafts are all about! Read on below for some of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed crafts
Popcorn Turkey Disguise Craft – With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about turkeys…and not just the ones that will be cooked for dinner! This cute paper craft for kids will turn this turkey into a fun disguise as a popcorn box to hide from being cooked for Thanksgiving dinner! Your kids are sure to love it.
Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers – If you have little ones around preschool age, we’ve got the perfect pumpkin craft for them to make! This pumpkin is simple and will really help your kids get into the holiday spirit. This craft is fun and simple, and it’s also a great way to help them develop those much-needed fine motor skills!
Turkey Handprint Craft – One of the best things about kids making their own crafts is that they also make the perfect keepsake. That is especially true for this handprint turkey craft. Your kids will use their handprint to make the turkey feathers!
This is an excellent opportunity to teach your kids about scissor skills. After they are done, you can display their handprint turkeys in your home as decoration. You can also keep them as a memento to look back on in years to come!
Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – As any parent knows, keeping kids entertained can be a full-time job. There are only so many hours that they can spend watching TV or playing video games before they start to get restless. That’s why it’s always good to have a few creative activities up your sleeve.
And what could be more fun than making your own scarecrow puppet? Not only will it give them a chance to use their imagination, but they’ll also have a great time playing with their new creation. Best of all, it’s a project that the whole family can enjoy!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. But after the turkey has been devoured and the dishes have been cleared, there’s always a period of time when everyone is just kind of…hanging out. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to break out these Thanksgiving pattern block mats and get the kids (and adults!) using their brains as they practice shape recognition.
Dot markers are a turkey’s best friend! And they pair perfectly with our turkey do a dot printables for this Thanksgiving season. The kids will also have a blast practicing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they navigate through these cute worksheets.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is play games together. It’s a great activity for the entire family because we get to create memories together and the youngest kids get to learn how gameplay works. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
This roll a turkey game is the perfect example. It’s easy enough for even the littlest ones to participate, and it’s sure to get everyone laughing!
These turkey connect the dots worksheets are perfect for helping kids to calm down and practice their counting skills. Simply start at the number one and follow the dots to connect all of the numbers in sequence.
The turkey will begin to take shape as you connect the dots and before you know it, you’ll have a completed picture! It’s also a great way to get the kids in on the Thanksgiving fun while also helping them to learn and practice important skills. So grab a worksheet and get started today!
More Thanksgiving Fun
- Kids will love this giant Thanksgiving coloring page poster!
- Set up this cute turkey lollipop holder for the fall season.
- This “sweet as pie” t-shirt will look so cute on little girls.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the beard to the face part of the turkey. Leave the lower portion unglued so you can glue the suit on later.
- Take the eyes and glue them on the head, just above the beard.
- Next, take the snood and glue it in between the eyes, just below them. Then glue the beak in the middle of the head, on top of the snood.
- Create Santa's hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat.
- Glue the pom to the top end of the hat.
- Place the completed Santa hat on the top of the turkey's head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
- Next, glue the red suit to the body portion of the turkey.
- Position the belt in the middle of the body and glue it in place. Trim off the ends of the belt.
- Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the belt, then use a black marker to draw on the inner buckle.
- Place the feet with the toes pointed upward and glue them to the bottom of the turkey's body.
- Finish up by gluing the Santa turkey body to the feathers. Use green feathers for Christmas colors or black for Santa's bag.