Get the kids excited for Thanksgiving this year by making this adorable Turkey Windsock Craft! The windsock is super simple for kids to create and it makes a lovely Thanksgiving decoration.
Whether you hang your cute turkey windsocks up outside to watch them dance around in the wind, or make them for a fun classroom display, kids will love making this easy Thanksgiving craft.
Read our simple how-to instructions for making this adorable turkey craft below, and make sure to catch our full video tutorial near the bottom of this post.
How to Make a Turkey Windsock Craft
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Supplies needed for making a turkey windsock:
- kraft cardstock paper (or light brown cardstock)
- brown cardstock
- red, orange and yellow construction paper
- red balloon
- brown crepe paper
- 1-1/2 inch googly eyes
- extra strength glue stick (or glue dots)
- paper cutter
Instructions for making this simple Thanksgiving Craft
Step 1: Cut six pieces of brown crepe paper about 24 inches in length. Use a glue stick to add glue at the bottom of your light brown sheet of cardstock and place all six pieces of crepe paper along the bottom of your cardstock.
Turn your light brown cardstock over so the crepe paper is face down.
Step 2: Bend a piece of orange construction paper in half. Cut out a triangle shape with the folded edge of the orange construction paper at the bottom to create a turkey beak.
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Step 3: Cut off the top section of your red balloon off. This step is optional but I feel like it helps the balloon and beak adhere better together so I recommend it.
Warning: Children can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision is required. If you are concerned about balloon safety, you can cut out a paper turkey snood from red construction paper as an alternative to using balloons.
Step 4: Glue the red balloon turkey snood in the center of your light brown cardstock. Then glue the beak in front of the balloon.
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Step 5: Glue two extra large googly eyes on your turkey windsock. (If you want to avoid glue drying time, you can use glue dots for adhering the googly eyes instead of glue.)
Step 6: Bend your light brown cardstock into a circle, connecting the ends together. Place two staples at the top and bottom of the windsock to join the ends together.
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Step 7: Use a paper cutter to cut a length of brown cardstock paper 1-inch by 11-inches. Then cut a length of red, orange and yellow construction paper 1-inch by 9-inches.
Step 8: Fold the red, orange and yellow strips of construction paper around the back of the turkey windsock and staple them in place.
Step 9: Place the brown strip of cardstock paper inside the top of the windsock and attach it with a staple. Then staple the opposite end of the brown strip to the opposite end of the windsock.
Hang your turkey windsock craft outside and watch it dance around in the fall wind. Or display the windsock indoors for a festive Thanksgiving decoration.
Video Tutorial: Step-by-step guide for making a turkey windsock craft
Before you get started making this craft, watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to make our easy DIY Thanksgiving windsock.
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Save some pumpkin seeds after carving pumpkins on Thanksgiving and use them to create this colorful Indian corn craft.
Keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving with these free printable Thanksgiving placemats from our friend over at Hello Wonderful. Such a fun way to add some color to your tablescape.