Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Bags {easy craft for kids}

It's always nice to have a simple Thanksgiving craft for the kids to do while they are waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to begin. This adorable little Thanksgiving turkey treat bag is super easy for even the littlest kids to make. Plus, if you let them fill it up with an assortment of their favorite little candies, it will give them something fun to look forward to later!

Make these adorable turkey "gobble" bags with your kids this Thanksgiving. It's the perfect craft idea for keeping kids busy while waiting for their pie! #overstuffedlife

Set up a craft table for the kids while the adults are busy in the kitchen, and let them have at it. Since there is some cutting involved, it's good to have an older child or an adult who isn't carving the turkey help to supervise. But, like I mentioned before, it's super easy and preschoolers will be able to do it just fine!

I've also provided a printable template for you below to make the process even easier.

Free printable turkey template for fun turkey treat bag--easy craft for kids!

Supplies needed (affiliate links):

Mini paper bags
Scissors—make sure the little ones are using safety scissors!
Googly eyes—I like the peel & stick kind.
Washable glue sticks
Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
Colored paper (or you can use plain white paper and have the kids color the feathers and turkey heads)
Your favorite candy!
Or, if you would rather not sugar the children up on Thanksgiving Day when there is already the promise of pie, you can always fill the bags with other small party favors.


So easy, they're almost not needed.

1. Print out the turkey template. You'll need approximately 5 sheets of feathers for every sheet of heads you print out.

To download the templates:

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2. Have the kids cut out and color the heads and feathers however they'd like. Add googly eyes to the turkey heads as well.

3. Fill the bags with candy or other fun things for the kids.

4. Fold the bags over and staple shut.

5. Glue 7 feathers (or how ever many you like!) on the back of the paper bag.

6. Glue the turkey heads on the front of the bag.

7. Enjoy!

Free printable turkey template for fun turkey treat bag--easy craft for kids!

Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year? Read my tips and tricks for having an easy going Thanksgiving feast at your home here:  How to Host a Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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