Gourd Turkeys - Perfect for Thanksgiving Kids Table!

3 Materials
$10
15 Minutes
Easy

I made these silly gourd turkeys to decorate the Thanksgiving kids table. They turned out so cute! This project is easy enough for the kids to help with if you wanted a craft activity to keep them busy while the food is in the oven. If you like this idea, don't miss my other simple Thanksgiving crafts!
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
These turkeys will put a smile on any child's (or adult's!) face and come together in minutes with just a few simple materials.
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
Supplies:
  • Decorative gourds in various sizes (butternut squash also works great!)
  • Colorful feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange and red construction paper or cardstock
  • Hot glue gun or tacky glue
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
Step 1:
Lay the gourd or squash on its side and start by adding several colorful feathers to the bottom with a dab of glue. Hot glue works best for a quick hold, but you can also use tacky glue if small children are making the turkeys.
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
Step 2:
Add two googly eyes to the top end of the gourd near the stem.
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
Step 3:
Cut a beak and wattle from construction paper or cardstock and glue to cover the stem.
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
You have yourself a cute little gourd turkey!
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
Make a few different variations to create a fun centerpiece for your Thanksgiving kids table!
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
I also like rolling out kraft paper as a simple tablecloth that the kids can have fun drawing on.
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table
If you like this idea, be sure to check out my other holiday crafts. I have a ton of DIY Christmas projects in the works!
gourd turkeys perfect for thanksgiving kids table

Resources for this project:

Gourds or butternut squash
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Design Improvised | Haeley Giambalvo

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