This yarn ball turkey craft is a super quick, and fun little craft for Thanksgiving. Perfect for the kids to help out and of course, fill in the feathers with things they are thankful for. We first spotted this idea at Parents.com and had to give it a try!
- 9 inch styrofoam ball
- 2 inch styrofoam ball
- 2 shades of brown yarn
- 1 wooden skewer
- small pieces of orange and red felt
- googly eyes
- construction paper
- hot glue gun
First, cut off about a 1 inch piece of the 9 inch ball so the turkey will sit flat.
Use a dab of hot glue to get the yarn started.
Then wrap and wrap until the entire ball is covered. Place another dab of hot glue on the end.
Do the same with the smaller foam ball, then push the wood skewer through it.
Next, skewer the smaller yarn ball into the bigger one. Push some toothpicks into the front/bottom of the body. This will keep it from being front heavy and tipping forward.
Last, hot glue a felt beak, gobbler and googly eyes onto the head.
Also hot glue some orange felt feet onto the toothpicks.
Have everyone write some things they are thankful for on some colored paper feathers.
Tape a toothpick to the backs and just push into the yarn/foam body.
Pretty cute right?! I am loving this little guy!
Check out our Gratitude Jars post for another thankful activity.
Have a great Monday!
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