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Fall Crafting: Leaf Turkey

The streets surrounding our house are quite the sight during the fall season. The trees are full of luscious red, orange, and yellow color come September. In fact, there are a few spots in the neighborhood that people stop specifically to capture the ever-changing fall foliage.

Come October, the leaves start to descend and make their way down to the surrounding sidewalks and roads. It makes for a fun outing with the kids, jumping in the piles and trying to track down the ‘perfect’ leaf. After a couple neighborhood walks, we had quite the collection this year, so decided to craft with them. The result was the fall leaf turkey. DIY instructions follow below.DIY Leaf Turkey Craft | Fall Kids Craft

STEP 1: COLLECT THE SUPPLIES

The supplies needed are as follows:

  • An assortment of fall leaves or artificial leaves
  • Sticky googly eyes
  • White cardstock
  • Brown cardstock or construction paper cut into a medium circle and a small circle
  • Small amount of red and orange cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored pencil (optional for legs)

STEP 2: GLUE THE LEAVES DOWN

Have the children select a handful of leaves they would like to use for the turkey’s feathers. Place glue on one side and stick them on the white cardstock in a semi-circle towards the top of the vertical page.

DIY Leaf Turkey Craft | Fall Kids Craft

STEP 3: GLUE DOWN THE TURKEY BODY/FACE

Over top of the leaf stems, adhere the medium brown circle with glue. If you want “feet”, ensure that a couple of stems show on the bottom. Otherwise you can add legs with a pencil afterwards. On top of the medium circle, place the small brown circle.

STEP 4: DECORATE THE FACE

To make the turkey’s face, simply add the googly eyes and glue down a small piece of orange cardstock for the nose and red cardstock for the wattle (neck).

DIY Leaf Turkey Craft | Fall Kids Craft

This was my kind of craft…pretty easy, fun, and not a lot of cleanup. Happy fall crafting!

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