Thanksgiving Craft: Turkey Place Cards for the Kids

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! I’ve been looking forward to the official start of the holiday season for the longest time, but didn’t realize it would creep up on us so soon!

To make the holiday a little more festive and keep the little ones entertained at the table, I decided to make Thanksgiving place cards using the plethora of paper towel rolls I always seem to accumulate at home.  I got the inspiration for the turkey fan feathers from another turkey craft I found online but used black construction paper and a white crayon to make the names pop a bit more at the table.

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  • Paper towel rolls
  • Construction paper (red, orange, brown, yellow, green and black)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes
  • White Crayon
  • Stapler

Here’s what I did

First I cut the paper towel rolls into small pieces to work with little hands.

I used the construction paper to both draw and cut a turkey body, beak and wattle. After I attached the body to the roll, I then glued on the remaining parts and added googley eyes.

folding paperFor the turkey feathers, I folded one piece of paper in half vertically and proceeded to fold into a fan. I did this three times in green, red and orange. I used a stapler to attached the three and place it inside the paper roll.

Finally, I cut out small rectangles and wrote out names in white crayon for a nice contrast.

folding turkey 2I love how they turned out and can’t wait to see what the little ones think!!!Thanksgiving table place cards for kids - Keep little ones entertained at the dinner table, with these DIY turkey place cards. Such a fun kid's craft to make from paper rolls!!

More Thanksgiving for kids below: Get kids excited about the holidays with these easy Thanksgiving dessert ideas! Fun recipes and treats kids can help cook and will love to eat!

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  1. This is adorbale!I bet this looks really nice at the table with all the colors and the springy look of the paper. Nice way to make the table stand out!

  2. These are adorable! Maybe I can get my teen to whip some up quick for me. Pinning! Have a safe travel & Happy Thanksgiving!
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  3. these are adorable. you always create the cutest things. Haydan made napkin holders for Christmas last year. Well, no, she started to and then ditched me and I had to finish it up. lol
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  4. What a cute idea!
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  5. Love this! Featuring on my KBN roundup of Favorite Fall Activities and Crafts for kids at: Thanks for sharing!


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