Wooden Spoon Craft: Turkey Spoon Puppet

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, or as a take-home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.

Wooden Spoon Craft: Turkey Spoon Puppet

These would be great for a kid’s puppet show (obviously) or to stick in floral foam as part of a centerpiece. If you have indoor herbs and spices growing, these would also be adorable to plop in the pot for fall or Thanksgiving!

You could also tie a candy around the stem, then cover with the ribbon, and use these as a cute little take home Thanksgiving favor. Add a name to that candy and it becomes a name card for your holiday dinner table!

Notes:

• All the materials necessary to make this easy little turkey spoon craft can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

• The dollar stores sell wooden spoons and googly eyes.

• The dollar stores sell colored fall ribbon.

• You could use brown chalk paint (as it dries very quickly) and draw faces on the spoons (or just the waddle) with chalk if you like.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


Wooden Spoon Craft: Turkey Spoon Puppet Materials:

• Wooden Cooking Spoon
Paint Palette or Paper Plate or Other Small Paint Container
• Brown Paint
• Paintbrush
• Orange Felt
• Googly Eyes
• Red Craft Foam
• Fall Colored Feathers
• Fall Colored Ribbon
• Glue Gun (low temp)
• Hot Glue
• Scissors

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


Wooden Spoon Craft: Turkey Spoon Puppet Directions:

• Cover your work surface in case of spills. You can use a disposable tablecloth, cardboard, newspaper, etc. If your children are doing this craft, you really want that work surface covered!
• Use brown craft paint to paint all sides of a wooden cooking spoon.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Once the brown paint has dried, cut out a triangle shape from a piece of orange felt.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Glue the orange triangle to the center of the top face of the wooden spoon. This will be your turkey’s beak.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Attach two googly eyes to the front of the face of the spoon above the beak.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Cut out an “s” shaped wattle from the red craft foam.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Use the hot glue gun to attach the red wattle to the front of the spoon face just on the side of the beak.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Glue several fall colored feathers to the back of the top of the spoon for the turkey’s tail.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


• Tie a fall colored ribbon around the bottom of the head of the spoon.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


Yield: 1 Turkey Spoon

Wooden Spoon Craft: Turkey Spoon Puppet

A simple turkey spoon craft great for the Thanksgiving holidays. This wonderful little DIY turkey craft is an adorable puppet, a dinner keepsake, or that missing item your holiday centerpiece needs to be complete.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 3.00

Materials

Tools

Instructions

• Cover your work surface in case of spills. You can use a dispoable tablecloth, cardboard, newspaper, etc. If your children are doing this craft, you really want that work surface covered!

• Use brown craft paint to paint all sides of a wooden cooking spoon.

• Once the brown paint has dried, cut out a triangle shape from a piece of orange felt.

• Glue the orange triangle to the center of the top face of the wooden spoon. This will be your turkey's beak.

• Attach two googly eyes to the front of the face of the spoon above the beak.

• Cut out an "s" shaped wattle from the red craft foam.

• Use the hot glue gun to attach the red wattle to the front of the spoon face just on the side of the beak.

• Glue several fall colored feathers to the back of the top of the spoon for the turkey's tail.

• Tie a fall colored ribbon around the bottom of the head of the spoon.

If you would like to make more spoon crafts you may want to make these:

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers – These floating plastic spoon flowers look pretty floating in a pool or bowl of water at night. Add them to an outdoor pond, fountain, or indoor body of water for a pretty floating flower that lights up! They are simple to make, and you can make them match the colors in your party theme or backyard flowers.

Using these step-by-step instructions, this simple to make Turkey Spoon Puppet Craft comes together in no time flat! Perfect to use as a puppet, or for more adult decor in centerpieces or flower pots, of as a take home party favor, this adorable wooden spoon craft is a delightful Thanksgiving turkey craft.


If you would like to make more turkey crafts you may want to make these:

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft – This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft – Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


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Pilgrims Jar Craft

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.

Pilgrims Jar Craft

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


These little Pilgrims jars match perfectly with this Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft– so make both crafts and use them as a centerpiece with a few leaves and flameless candles, or place them in other areas of your living room or family room for perfect Thanksgiving day decorations.

When it comes to decorating for the Fall season, you see a lot of things related to Halloween and then, other than Fall leaves and pumpkins, there just isn’t a lot of decorations out there for November and Thanksgiving. To me, that is a shame, because Thanksgiving should truly be celebrated.
Pilgrims are one thing that instantly makes you think of the holiday, so this set of mason jars are meant to do just that. They can be used for storage of course, but are primarily meant to be a fun kitchen decoration.

You can put your own twist on them, too, using different buttons, ribbons, or anything you may have to make them your own. Once the basic part of the painting is done, adding the final touches is what makes them unique.
Another thing you can do as well, to take it a step further, is to make a turkey to go with them.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft Materials:

• 2 matching mason jars, with lids – I used 2 that were from pickles we buy all the time, that are a little bit larger than the standard Ball jars are.
• White or cream-colored spray paint – or a flesh color, if you can find that, would be good too.
• Black and brown acrylic paint, plate, brushes and water cup
• Paper towels
• Pencil
• Paint markers in black and white if desired, or you can use the black acrylic with a thin, tiny brush instead
• Buttons for the eyes and cheeks in matching sets (also, you can make a cute mouth from small buttons if you want to go that route) also, buttons for accents like a “broach” for the girl or a buckle for his hat
• Paper Doily
• Ribbon instead of a collar in color of your choice
• Super Glue (or hot glue if you prefer)

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft Directions:

• Be sure your jars are free from dust or debris, and dry.
• Then, spray paint both the jars and the lids in the cream or flesh colored paint. If you intend to possibly use the jar for storage, I would also paint the inside, at least a few inches down, so that it looks more finished off when you open and close it. The more it gets used, it will take paint off on the rim of the jar, so just keep that in mind. Also, if you are using paper doilies, and want to make them white (if they are not already white), then spray paint them at this time as well. It does help them to become more sturdy too.
• Give the paint a good 20 minutes to dry, and check to see if it is well-covered in the paint. If you have any spots that need another coat, go ahead and do that and then let them fully dry.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• Before you begin designing the Pilgrims choose the best side of the jar. I had one area on one of mine where the spray paint ran, so I turned it to the back.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• Next, you will be painting on their hair. Start by using a pencil to sketch in the lines you want to create first. I made my girl have her hair go all the way around the back but gave her a few layers so it didn’t look as square since I knew he needed a more square hair style, but they are obviously your creation, so how you make them is up to you!

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• Then begin with the brown paint to fill in all the areas that are hair. The brown will most likely need 2 coats of paint, so start on the black areas if you have any, while the first coat of brown is drying. I added a black collar line to mine, especially on the girl, so her doily collar would stand out. For her, the brown hair went all the way to the top of the lid, but for him, I made a hat line, and a good amount of his head was black on the top.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• You can also paint in the smile while you are doing the black unless you are using buttons for that part. Use a very thin brush for the smile, and if you need to, draw it on in pencil first to get it even and set. Otherwise, use the paint marker to make the smile, but you can also choose to wait until you are putting the eyes and cheeks on later, too.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• Go ahead and do any second layers of paint that you need, and just be sure as it’s drying to check for empty spots and fill them in. On mine, I noticed a few times near where the jar curves on the corner, that the paint had a harder time staying and I had to touch it up a few times. Then, using a thin brush, use the black paint, or the paint marker, and give the hair some lines to help it stand out. Do some along the edges where the face is, and then random lines here and there in the hair to give it dimension.
• Let the paint dry all the way before you begin gluing anything on.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• This is a good time to get your buttons arranged if you have not already figured out how they are going on. You can layer them for the eyes, doing black on the bottom with a smaller white button on the top, or vice-versa. I gave my girl a more gray pair or buttons for the eyes and him the black ones. They were the same size buttons and very similar so they still matched well. The pink cheeks could also be painted on too, if you didn’t have any pink buttons.
• If your jars are dry, go ahead and glue the buttons on. I would recommend doing one at a time once you have the places figured out, so that you can hold the button in place, pressing down to let the glue set for a minute. Then go on to the next. Repeat the process until both jars have their buttons all on the faces. If you waited to do the smile line, go ahead and do that now.
• Let that dry if it was painted, and then attach any ribbon or doily collar you have. I cut my doily into two matching triangles after playing with it. It lays on the table a little bit too, which I think gives it more dimension, but if that bothers you, you can trim that part off to be even with the jar edge. • Glue on any other accents like the button broach now.

Pilgrims Jar Craft. Use this step by step instructional tutorial to make this adorable these Pilgrims Jar Craft for Thanksgiving! Simple to make, these cute little Pilgrims would look great as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece, or on a fireplace mantel or side table as standalone decor.


• Check to be sure everything you glued on is well secured, and if it is, you are all done!

If you would like to make more Thanksgiving day crafts here are a few for you!

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY – this. is. gorgeous. My photos do not do it justice, but it is sitting in my foyer right now, and I smile every time I look at it – it is that beautiful.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely, and everything was purchased at a dollar store making it a very inexpensive craft!!

Turkey Wine Glass DIY – these little gobblers are adorable!


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Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


You know those dollar store holiday plaques you see that look kind of plain – specifically the autumn or Thanksgiving ones? Well, you can dress them up in under 10 minutes to create a cute little door hanger. This is perfect for that side door with a screen on it (because it will fit between the screen door and the main door). It is so lightweight it makes for a great “grandma” craft – if a child touches it and it falls, it does not break. Or, if you are a teacher, it is a $6 classroom door project!

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY

Notes:

• We used hot glue on this project (that is the royal “we” as it was my niece’s idea and execution). If you prefer to use goop instead of hot glue: once you have glued everything put a large plain piece of paper or cardboard on to of the craft, and then a few books on top of that so it dries flat.

• I called this a “10-minute craft” but honestly? It took longer to gather the glue gun, plaque, and leaves than it did to put this together.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger Materials:

• Small Plaque (12-13″)
• 5 leaves (8″)
• Glue Gun
• Hot Glue

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger Directions

• Arrange the leaves so they overlap, and lay well.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Place your plaque on top of the leaves to see how it will look when finished (do not glue anything yet!)
• Remover the plaque, and set aside.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Turn over the arranged leaves, and hot glue them together in place.
• Turn over glued together leaves.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Replace plaque on the glued together leaves, and hot glue the plaque in place.
• Hang as desired.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Looking for more easy, inexpensive Thanksgiving crafts? You may want to make these:

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely, and everything was purchased at a dollar store making it a very inexpensive craft!!

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – Make this simple yet pretty and easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY for the holidays. The colors and sentiment are completely customizable. In under an hour you can have festive Thanksgiving decor!

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft -Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


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