Thankful Turkey Bucket Craft
Using simple supplies from the Dollar Store, create a Thankful Turkey Bucket craft to get everyone talking about what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving.
- Colored Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Small Metal Bucket – Dollar Store
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Store
- Crinkled Paper Shred – Dollar Store
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
- Craft Felt – Yellow, Red, Orange
- Small Shipping Tag
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Brown
- Craft Felt – Orange, Yellow, Red
- Permanent Black Marker – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Gather all supplies. Paint outside of metal bucket with brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Cut out a triangle beak shape from yellow craft felt, a wiggly waddle shape from red craft felt, and two turkey feet shapes from orange craft felt. Attach two wiggle eyes and felt features to turkey bucket with a glue gun and glue sticks. If you don’t have craft felt, use colored paper or sheets of craft foam.
Write “I am THANKFUL for…” on a small shipping tag with a black marker. Tie tag onto handle of turkey bucket with a 10” length of natural jute twine and finish with a bow. Fill bucket with crinkled paper shred.
Lay out 15 colored jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Write thankful sayings on craft sticks with a pencil, and then ink in with a permanent black marker. Use the thankful prompts listed in the photo or make up your own based upon what is important to your family.
Place all 15 colored jumbo craft sticks in the Thankful Turkey Bucket using the crinkled paper shred to hold them in place. They become the turkey feathers!
Create this thoughtful and Thankful Turkey Bucket craft to work on shapes, cutting, color and counting with the kiddos. Make learning about gratitude FUN! Make a bucket for your family and one to give away.