DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary

By November 13, 2018 DIY Crafts, Holiday No Comments
DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

The best part about harvest season has the be the feast right? Who is ready to loosen their belts once again for our favorite gluttonous holiday of gratitude? Many people will be gathering together to solidify family ties, and after this election season a lot of us might need a little extra family bonding. So instead of letting things get messy over politics during turkey time, let things get messy during a family crafting session.

Keep the kids busy while your Thanksgiving feast is cooking with this fun and easy Turkey Lantern craft. Bonus … added ambient decoration for your holiday tablescape! It’s a two-fer!

Turkey Luminary Supplies

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Craft

  • Brown plastic cups
  • Cardstock: brown, red, orange, green, yellow, white and black
  • Small paper punches (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Battery powered tea lights

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

STEP ONE:

Punch or hand cut eyes, beak and waddle for face.

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

Once assembled, glue to cup. (TIP: You could use large googly eyes in place of cardstock ones for added fun and quirkiness.)

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

STEP TWO:

Cut feathers from cardstock. (TIP: You could use pre-cut shapes from the seasonal section of your local crafts store.)

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

STEP THREE:

Glue feathers to back of cup. (TIP: A little bit of cello tape will help to hold feathers in place while the glue dries.) For an added twist, have kids write what they are thankful for on feathers before attaching to cup.

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

STEP FOUR:

Place lit battery-operated tea lights under cups to illuminate. Let the flock light the way to your Thanksgiving Feast!

You might also want to see our other ideas to make sure your fall feast is festive for the whole family! Click the images above to create, decorate and appreciate on Thanksgiving.


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DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Luminary Kids Craft

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