DIY Turkey Spinner Craft: A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

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If you’re looking for a DIY Turkey Spinner Craft for holiday fun, you’re not going to want to miss this. Not only does this work on your child’s fine motor skills but it also helps them write out all the things that they’re thankful for as well. Read on to see how easy it is to make this simple Thanksgiving holiday craft. This is the perfect Thankfulness Activity for kids!

DIY Turkey Spinner Craft: A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

Simple Thanksgiving Holiday Craft

 Sitting around as a family and creating holiday crafts is always a lot of fun. While the end result is adorable it’s also a great way to slow down the pace of life and enjoy being in the moment with your child.

This DIY Turkey Spinner Craft is really a great holiday craft for a wide variety of ages but the early learners are going to be the ones that will have the most fun with.

With minimal help from a parent or guardian, little hands can almost complete this craft entirely on their own! 

If you like this simple craft, check out this other activity as well: 

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DIY Turkey Spinner Craft

This craft is perfect to create during the month of November and the earlier the better if you’re asking me. That way it can be used to remind everyone of all that they should be thankful for on a daily basis! 

Supplies needed for this DIY Turkey Spinner Craft

  • Template
  • Cardstock: white, brown, yellow, orange and red
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Marker
  • Google eyes
  • Brass fastener

How to make this simple holiday craft 

First, print the template with the body of the turkey on brown cardstock. Then, print the other template page on white cardstock. 

Now cut out all the pieces from both templates. 

Trace the beak and toes on orange paper and cut it out. Trace the snood on red paper and cut it out. Finally, trace the circle template on brown paper and cut it out. 

Then take the feather template. Trace it once on red paper and twice on the orange and yellow paper. Cut all 5 feathers out. You can also print out the 3rd page of the template and color all the pieces instead of using colored paper. 

Next, pop on the google eyes and glue on the beak and snood to the face of the turkey. Stick the feet to the bottom as well.

Now place the brown circle on the back of the turkey’s body and line it up with the body template. Push the brass fastener through both sheets and spread the tines at the back to secure. 

Grab the marker and write things you are thankful for, spinning after each one. 

Finally, glue on the paper feathers on the back of the turkey. 

The turkey spinner is complete!

Looking for other great crafts? Check these out!

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  • Reply Kimberly Hess

    Super cute! Where do I get the template?

    November 13, 2021 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    This is so adorable!!

    November 6, 2021 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    These are so cute.

    March 2, 2020 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Gina Ferrell

    This is such a cute fun art craft idea to make with the kids.

    February 29, 2020 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Kim

    this would be a fun project for my niece

    February 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Melissa Storms

    This looks like a great project to put together and use with the kids while dinner is cooking.

    February 28, 2020 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Shirley

    This is a cute craft to make with the children

    November 28, 2019 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Karen Propes

    Great ideas, can’t wait to show the kids to see what they want to make.

    November 20, 2019 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These are cute. So much fun for me to do with my grandchildren. Thank you so much for sharing

    November 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply susan hartman

    This is adorable. Pinning it!

    November 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Mishelle Greening

    This is a cool little idea!! Must try it!

    Mishelle G

    November 10, 2019 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    Very cute craft. Get kids thinking what they’re thankful for.

    November 9, 2019 at 12:43 am
  • Reply naomi winkel

    My 5 year old would love to make this turkey.

    November 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Shannon D Citrino

    This looks like alot of fun to make! Cute too!

    November 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Donna L Holder

    this is so cute. the kids will love it

    November 8, 2019 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Dana Rodriguez

    This is such a cute idea!

    November 8, 2019 at 10:20 am
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