Cute Thanksgiving Craft Idea for Kids: Sunflower Turkeys

Thanksgiving Bouquet of Sunflower TurkeysAre your kids looking for something to do on Turkey Day … other than patiently wait for the bird to roast in the oven? This Thanksgiving craft idea will keep the little ones busy while you cook up a delicious feast for the family, and you’ll have an adorable centerpiece that your guests will rave about as they gobble down their food!

Materials Needed for Thanksgiving Sunflower Turkey

Construction Paper (or colored cardstock or foam)
Scissors
Glue
Sunflower bouquet*
Googly eyes or candy eyes

*The Harvest Spice Bouquet is the perfect arrangement to use for this craft. You can use the daisies to create turkeys too!

How to Make a Thanksgiving Sunflower Turkey

How to Cut a Turkey out of Construction Paper

  1. Cut out the shapes shown above using brown, orange, red and yellow construction paper. (You can also use cardstock or foam for sturdier turkeys.)
    How to Make a Construction Paper Turkey
  2. Glue the shapes together to create the head and body of the turkey, and then attach the googly eyes to complete the face. Repeat step Nos. 1 and 2 to create one turkey for each sunflower in your bouquet.
    Trimmed Sunflowers for Sunflower Turkey
  3. Trim the bottom petals of each sunflower, leaving only a rainbow-like arch of petals at the top of the sunflowers. This way, the flower petals look like turkey feathers.
    How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey With a Sunflower
  4. Glue one construction paper turkey to the center of each sunflower to create a festive Thanksgiving bouquet that guests of all ages will enjoy!

Check out our post about Thanksgiving activities for even more fun with the whole family!

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