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Thankful Turkey Box

Thankful Turkey Box


  • Construction paper or card stock including: brown, red, orange and desired feather colors (I used orange, red, bronze and gold glittered card stock for the hands/feathers)
  • 1 Brown box, either purchase one that you love and reuse every year or paint a used tissues box, small shoe box etc…
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double sided tape
  • Craft eyes
  • Smaller paper or card stock for Thankful notes
  • Optional:
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Thankful stamp and ink pad


  1. Either use a box that is already brown (I splurged and bought a beautiful textured box to be used year after year or paint one brown (an empty tissue box can be used)
  2. Trace everyone’s hands and cut them out with scissors
  3. I purchased a box with a top and placed it on the bottom so I could tuck all the hands into the bottom of box, lightly securing with double sided tape was enough
  4. If not using box top you may want to glue your hands to secure
  5. Cut out turkey body with brown paper
  6. Make beak with orange paper and turkey gobble with red paper and glue the peices onto your turkey body along with your craft eyes
  7. Take your turkey body and using double sided tape or glue adhere to the box in front of the turkey feathers (if using box top tuck the body into the box and use tape to secure)
  8. Write your first Thankful for… message and place into your Thankful Turkey Box
  9. Fill the box with thankful messages over the next few week and at Thank Giving dinner read all the things your family is thankful for
  • Category: Craft/Activity