Yarn-Wrapped Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Yarn-wrapped crafts are simple enough for kids of all ages, and we love how they turn out. There’s no “right” way to make them. Simply wrap and wrap until you’re pleased with the result. That’s what we did with this adorable turkey Thanksgiving craft.

Yarn-Wrapped Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Preschoolers


  • Twigs
  • Hot glue gun
  • Brown yarn
  • Feathers
  • Yellow paper cut into a triangle for the beak
  • Buttons for the eyes

Turkey shape for Thanksgiving craft

Start by using the hot glue gun to make a triangle shape with the twigs. Leave ends hanging out. Tie the yarn to one corner of the triangle. Then let kids get started wrapping the yarn to form the turkey body.

Preschool Thanksgiving craft

Once kids are done wrapping the yarn tie the end and tuck it into the back of the turkey. Then let kids push feathers into the yarn on the back of the turkey. They should stay snug in place.

Feathers for back of turkey craft

Finish up by gluing on the beak and the eyes.

Yarn Wrapped Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

These cute little turkeys can be used as a craft to hang on the wall by adding a loop of yarn to the top. They could also be used as turkey puppets for pretend play or storytelling. Still another idea is to use them as Thanksgiving place cards. Whatever you use them for, we hope you have as much fun as we did making your turkeys together.

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