This turkey rock craft is the perfect fall decoration or handmade gift this Thanksgiving! You just need a rock and few other supplies to make this kid-friendly turkey craft. The contrast of the stones with the metallic gold dipped feathers looks so elegant and the googly eyes make these turkeys irresistible to young kids!
Winter seemed to hit us early this year with cold temperatures and a ton of snow. This put me in the mood for winter crafts, but I couldn’t let November slip by without sharing a couple Thanksgiving ideas! This turkey nature craft puts a smile on my face and was a lot of my to make with my four year old.
Are you ready to make one or two?!
Here’s what you’ll need….
- Gold Dipped Feathers
- Googly Eyes
- Decorative Washit Tape
- Regular Scotch Tape and double sided tape
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Here’s How We Made Them:
Press googly eyes on the stones. You could draw little dots on the stone to guide your child or let them stick the eyes where ever they want!
Next I cut out a simple wattle from matte red decorative tape and had Leo stick it on the turkey. We looked at the turkey anatomy from our fall nature anatomy activities to help us place the wattle on the stone.
I thought this would be difficult because the piece was so small but he got it on his first try!
Leo placed the beak on the wattle. This was a little more difficult and took a couple of attempts. This was no big deal because the tape peals off very easily!
I flipped the stone over and placed a couple pieces of double sided tape on it. The double sided tape helps the feathers stay in place while arranging and taping them down with regular scotch tape. Leo played around with the feathers first and used the feathers to make legs:) He thought this was absolutely hilarious!
After a few laughs, he flipped the feathers around and started arranging them on the stone. We taped them with regular scotch tape to secure them in place.
Each stone needed about 10 feathers. This is how the turkey looks with all metallic feathers, but you can have a mix of metallic gold and regular white feathers if you want to stretch out your metallic supply. Both options look beautiful!
This handmade craft can be stored and enjoyed year after year! I promise, this turkey will also put a smile on your face! I hope you give it a try.
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I hope you give this sweet Thanksgiving a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love them as much as my boys.