Occupy the kids while the turkey is cooking with a Thankful Turkey Kids Craft using the free SVG cut file. Pre cut all the pieces before Thanksgiving so they’re ready to cut, create and personalize their turkey with all the things they are thankful for!
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Before going any further I am 100% giving full credit and inspiration for this idea to the one and only Susie of Busy Toddler. I’ve been following her instagram account for years, loving her easy to set up and entertain the kids type activities, but I also happen to love her humor and take on life shared in her IG stories. She created this Thankful turkey craft where a child can add a feather each day for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving but I’m taking it one set further for all the Cricut crafters out there!
You can click the image above to download the free SVG cut file for this Thankful Turkey craft which includes pieces of the eye, beak, body, feathers and snood. (Yep, that’s what you call that little red dangly thing on the turkey!) Precut all the pieces using your Cricut machine and cardstock which is a lot less hand cutting if you have a group of kids at the Thanksgiving table like we will have.
Feel free to cut your feathers out of any assortment of colors you wish! My girls helped me choose the color options they wanted for their feathers, which of course included their favorites of purples and pinks.
This craft can be done prior to the holiday but we plan to bring it to Thanksgiving this year with cousins on Derek’s side. Each child will be able to assemble their turkey, add the feathers in the colors they wish, then personalize each feather with something they are thankful for. It’s a fun craft that can hopefully occupy them while dinner is cooking or between dinner and dessert.
I look forward to seeing what they write on their turkey! If you happen to download the SVG and create it with your family, tag me so I can see!
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