Holiday Activity: Fork Feather Turkey

Holiday Activity: Fork Feather Turkey

Thanksgiving is almost here! We often get together with family and friends and consider the ways we are thankful. We also might need an entertaining activity for children at home as we get ready for the busy holiday season ahead. This craft was completed by the Younger Group during November program and is a simple and easy craft, perfect for Thanksgiving.


  • Plastic forks
  • Washable Kid’s Paint
  • Construction Paper or Markers
  • Googly Eyes 
  • Kraft Paper 
  • Paint Palette or 4 Plastic/Paper Plates


  1. Create the body of the turkey using construction paper. You can cut out the body from colored construction paper or simply draw a turkey body a big sheet of construction paper.
  2. Pour out the paint colors you want to use onto a paint pallet or 4 plastic/paper plates. Then pull out a plastic fork for each color you choose.
  3. Use the forks as your “paint brushes” and make a colorful plume of feathers for your turkey!

This is the perfect opportunity to let your child determine the outcome — they can choose the colors, how many colors, how to paint the feathers, etc. So many possibilities! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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