Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft

Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

This styrofoam cup turkey craft is an easy turkey craft for Thanksgiving. He is cute enough to become your Thanksgiving table centerpiece, and simple enough for little hands to manipulate. Include this cute, turkey craft as a sensory fine motor project for preschool and kindergarten class. Enjoy!

Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft
Cute Styrofoam Cup Turkey Craft.

To make Styrofoam Turkey Craft

Styrofoam Cup
Orange or Brown Paint
Pipecleaners in Fall Colors
Mini Pom Poms
Assorted Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun

Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving
Easy Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving with styrofoam cup.

Prep: Cut cardboard toilet tube in half.

Flatten the top, and fold a flap approximately 1".

Fold a small piece of paper in half, draw a circle, and cut out for the eyes. Draw pupils at different levels to give the turkey a loopy look.

Cut a gobbler from red paper and attach just below his mini pom pom beak.

Paint the styrofoam cup with tempera paint. Allow to dry.

Parent or Teacher: Make a bead of hot glue all around the bottom of the styrofoam cup (Top of the bird), quickly connect the cardboard tube head.

Bend the pipecleaners in half. Twists halves together at the bottom.

Insert pipecleaners by poking the ends into the back of the cup as shown below.

Thanksgiving turkey craft tutorial
Back of Turkey: Poke pipecleaners just below the turkey's head.


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