Wood Scrap Turkey Craft

This Wood Scrap Turkey Craft is literally made from pieces of wood that I rescued from the scrap pile and a few basic craft supplies. This is the one thing I love about kids crafts is that they don’t have to be expensive or difficult. 

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How to Make Wood Scrap Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving craft idea for kids

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They make an adorable addition to your holiday table, fireplace mantle or anywhere else you want to spread a little turkey cheer.

Easy Scrap Wood Turkey for Kids

Kid-made but much more substantial than a papercraft these gobblers will last for years and years.

Wood Scrap Turkey Craft


You will need:

  • scraps of wood-2×4, 4×4, etc…
  • large wood craft sticks
  • googly eyes
  • orange felt
  • paint, markers, washi tape, patterned paper
  • sandpaper/sanding block
  • hot glue or tacky craft glue

Supplies to make a Wood Scrap Turkey Craft

Step by Step Instructions

Give your wood scrap a quick smooth down with sandpaper or a sanding block to remove any rough areas, other than that don’t worry too much about it, the more rustic the better.

Step 1

Paint large craft sticks in various bright colors and allow to dry. You could also use markers or cover them with pretty washi tapes for some pattern.

Step 2

While the feathers are drying glue googly eyes to the front of your block and add an orange felt beak.

Step 3

Paint on a couple feet with orange or yellow paint, don’t fret about getting it perfect, just paint on a little smear and they will be recognized as feet.

Step 4

Once all the paint is dry flip over your wood block scrap and affix painted “feathers” halfway up the back with a generous amount of glue to hold them in place, fan them out and layer them so they really show.

Step 5

Let the glue dry completely.

DIY Turkey from Wood Scrap

Make as many as you like.

Wood Scrap Turkey Craft for Kids

Project contributed by Jody.

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