Autumn Leaf Turkeys for Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving turkey craft kids leaves

Watching the leaves fall at our house is like watching TV. Lydia will be doing something else and then all of the sudden burst out, “LOOK! MOMMY! THE LEAVES ARE FALLING!” Then we have to run to the windows and look at the leaves. I love it.

Last week we went on a little leaf adventure around the neighborhood. I think I bundled them up too much but Lydia loves to wear her coat and hat. And Asa looks so cute in his, so what could I do?

After we collected all our leaves, look what we made! OK, so this one was mine…

thanksgiving turkey craft kids leaves

I just put a blob of glue in the middle of the paper and let Lydia glue some leaves around it. She didn’t quite connect the feathers=leaves thing. She wanted to tear the leaves up, but still she had fun. She also found a green sequin on the floor and had to add that. I cut out a turkey body, beak and gobble-waddle-thingie and we glued those right on top of the leaves for a VERY autumn-y turkey!

thanksgiving turkey craft kids leaves

More ideas for your leaf turkeys:

  • laminate and use as placemats
  • do a smaller version on the front of a greeting card
  • make an even smaller version for a Thanksgiving dinner placecard
  • cut a long strip of paper and staple/glue around kids head. Glue turkey to front for a turkey hat!

Happy November!


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  1. Super cute. And I adore Lydia’s version. You should totally use these for thanksgiving place settings.
    .-= Boston Mamas´s last blog ..Hands On Small Business =-.

  2. so cute and fun! I love them!

  3. I like this! We might have to try it. We also made your oreo cookie turkeys today…I should say that I made them and Juliet just licked chocolate icing and pilfered candy corn while i wasn’t looking. We’re giving them to our neighbors tomorrow!

    I love that Lydia put the green sequin on there–so cute.
    .-= vanessa@silly eagle books´s last blog ..thanksgiving themed books to read with your preschooler =-.

  4. Cute idea. I think I’ll do.

  5. So cute!! Thanks for the fab idea! 🙂
    .-= Kristi_runwatch´s last blog ..The curse and your marriage =-.

  6. Cute Idea. Saw this idea from Make and Takes. We will be making these soon. 🙂 Cute blog too. I will have to keep you on my blogs to check.
    .-= Kristin Dyer´s last blog ..SORTING: Words Their Way =-.


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