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Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

So, hi, to all the people watching us as we walk with our heads looking down, picking up handfuls of leaves. I’d say you’re missing out. Maybe you should join us and make this super cute Fall Leaf Turkey Craft! A fun fall craft and a fun excuse to get outside exploring!

Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

I have been so excited for fall. Not only is it my favorite season, but all the beautiful fall leaves are so inspiring for crafts. We’ve been making a bunch! The great part about this turkey craft is that there’s no rhyme or reason for how you place the leaves. Just start gluing leaves!

Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

We’ve also included a Free Printable Turkey Template for all the other pieces needed.

Fall Leaf Nature Turkey Craft

To make our fall leaf turkeys, you’ll first need our turkey template.

Fall Leaf Turkey

You’ll also need a bunch of fall leaves in assorted shapes and colors, light cardstock in brown, yellow, red, and your choice of background colors, small googly eyes, liquid glue, and scissors.

Leaf Turkey Craft Supplies Needed

  • Leaf Turkey Template
  • Fall leaves
  • Light cardstock – brown, yellow, red, choice of background colors
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Scissors
  • Liquid glue

Nature Leaf Turkey Step by Step Directions

Begin by going outside and gathering a bunch of fall leaves. Choose your background color of cardstock.

Glue leaves on cardstock.

Begin gluing the leaves in a rainbow type of pattern on the cardstock for the turkey feathers. We didn’t cut the stems from the leaves for this craft, but you can.

Leaf feathers.

Continue gluing the leaves until the fathers are full enough for your turkey. Let the glue set.

Trace and cut out template pieces.

Then, print the turkey template and cut out the pieces. Trace the circles on brown cardstock and cut them out. Trace the feet and beak on yellow cardstock and cut out. Cut the wattle out of red cardstock.

Glue circles in place for the turkey's body.

Glue the circles in place on the leaves to form the turkey’s main body.

Glue eyes, beak, and wattle.

Add googly eyes. Glue the beak and the wattle in place, as well.

Add feet.

Finally, glue the feet in position at the bottom of the bigger circle to complete this super great Thanksgiving turkey craft. One of the best parts of which is that it’s an excuse to get outside in the fall air and explore!

Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

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More Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

We have so many more great fall leaf crafts, too, like our Paper Bag Fall Leaf Gnome Craft, Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft, Fall Leaf Owl Craft, and our Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft. These are just a few of our many fall crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

Fall Leaf Turkey Craft

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

A fun Thanksgiving turkey craft made with an assortment of colorful fall leaves

Materials

  • Leaf Turkey Template
  • Fall leaves
  • Light cardstock - brown, yellow, red, choice of background colors
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Scissors
  • Liquid glue

Instructions

  1. Start by going outside and gathering a bunch of fall leaves. Choose your background color of cardstock.
  2. Begin gluing the leaves in a rainbow type of pattern on the cardstock for the turkey feathers. We didn’t cut the stems from the leaves for this craft, but you can.
  3. Continue gluing the leaves until the fathers are full enough for your turkey.
  4. Let the glue set.
  5. Then, print the turkey template and cut out the pieces.
  6. Trace the circles on brown cardstock and cut them out.
  7. Trace the feet and beak on yellow cardstock and cut out.
  8. Cut the wattle out of red cardstock.
  9. Glue the circles in place on the leaves to form the turkey’s main body.
  10. Add googly eyes.
  11. Glue the beak and the wattle in place, as well.
  12. Finally, glue the feet in position at the bottom of the bigger circle to complete this super great Thanksgiving turkey craft.

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