We love turkey crafts around our house at Thanksgiving, so we're always looking for different materials to make them out of. This Thanksgiving Styrofoam Turkey Craft is definitely unique and makes a fantastic Thanksgiving decoration! The different textures of the styrofoam egg and the pipe cleaners are great for keeping your children's attention. This is a great craft for older children, as younger children don't usually have the patience and ability to deal with the pipe cleaners.

What you'll need:

  • A 2 13/16" X 3 7/8" styrofoam egg
  • Brown paint
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners: 2 red, 2 orange, 1 yellow
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Serrated knife
How to make your Thanksgiving Styrofoam Turkey Craft:
  • Use a serated knife to carve the very bottom off the styrofoam egg so it will sit up.
  • Paint the egg brown and let it dry. (tip: setting the egg on a dixie cup is a great way to let the egg dry)
  • Glue two googly eyes onto the egg.
  • To make the feathers, cut a pipe cleaner in half, twist the ends together to make a feather shape and insert into the back of the egg. Make 2-3 "feathers" of each color.
  • Cut a small piece of an orange pipe cleaner off and insert under the googly eyes for a beak.
  • Cut a small piece of a red pipe cleaner and insert as a waddle next to the beak.
  • Cut an orange pipe cleaner into quarters. Take two of the pieces and bend in half and insert into the bottom of the egg as feet.


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