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Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft

Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft

This popsicle stick turkey craft is a great way to get kids excited and involved in the Thanksgiving festivities.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s all about family, giving thanks, and lots of good food. Aside from preparing a huge meal and then trying to find space for all the leftovers, it’s fairly stress free in comparison to the holiday that follows. One of our favorite ways to celebrate holidays (and every day really 🙂 ) is to make crafts. This popsicle stick turkey is a great turkey craft to get you ready for Thanksgiving.


It’s a great way to get the kids excited and involved in the Thanksgiving festivities while you are planning the menu, shopping, and prepping food.

You need to gather a few supplies and do a little prep and then kids will be ready to get started on their turkey craft.


  • Popsicle craft sticks (We used 7 to make our turkey craft.)
  • Small craft sticks (We used 2.)
  • Brown Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange pipe cleaner
  • Colored paper
  • Glue gun
  • School glue

Popsicle stick turkey craft for kids to make this Thanksgiving.


1. The prep is similar to what we did when we made Popsicle Stick School Buses. Lay out seven popsicle sticks. Using a glue gun, glue two smaller mini craft sticks to the seven popsicle sticks to hold them together. This is the body of your turkey.

Popsicle stick turkey craft for kids to make this Thanksgiving.

2. Paint the popsicle sticks brown.

3. Cut two pieces of orange pipe cleaner and glue to the back of the popsicle sticks so that they stick down for the turkey legs. Bend the pipe cleaners at the end of form feet.

4. Cut feathers from construction paper or card stock and glue to the back of the popsicle sticks, so that they stick out over the top.

5. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the turkey and beak cut from orange paper and a gobbler/wattle cut from red paper.

Popsicle stick turkey craft for kids to make this Thanksgiving.

Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.

View Comments (6)
  • This is such a cute idea, I am always looking for something new to do with the grandchildren, I love this one.

  • Aw How Sweet, Thanks So Much for Sharing this Adorable Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft! I Absolutely Love Anything DIY or Artsy-Craftsy…Maybe That’s Why My Favorite Subject in School Was Art! I Think it’s Sad that When We Become Adults We Miss Out on the Fun Crafts that We Did as a Kid and I Don’t Have Kids of My own but I Do Have Nieces & Nephews So Maybe I Can Share this Fun Craft with Them Next Thanksgiving! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Very Happy Holidays! – Jana

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