Turkey Magnets | Easy Thanksgiving Craft

I may or may not go pretty crazy over turkeys as we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving!  These turkey magnets are no exception to my craziness!  This is an easy Thanksgiving craft that takes dollar store faux leaves and simple craft products to make these cute little guys to adorn your fridge!

Easy Turkey Magnets

When I do holiday crafting I tend to favor a specific aspect of that holiday and do all. the. crafts. that have to do with that specific thing.  Obviously, for me, Turkey’s are my muse when it comes to Thanksgiving Crafts!  I mean can you blame me though?  They are so cute!

Turkey Magnets - Easy Thanksgiving Craft Idea

As always, most of the supplies you need can all be found at your local dollar store!  I had these faux leaves left over from my Fall Leaf Napkins, Fall Leaf Candles and my Fall Candle Centerpiece.

Supplies Needed for Turkey Magnets:

  • Faux Leaves
  • Small Wooden Discs
  • Brown Paint/Paint Brush
  • Googley Eyes
  • Scrap Orange & Red paper, fun foam, or felt
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks or Tacky Glue (if kids are helping!)
  • Scissors

Turkey Magnets Supplies

  • If the kids are helping, Aleene’s tacky glue works best!  Otherwise an adult needs to do the gluing, using the hot glue gun!
  • I started off with three faux leaves, and I stacked them on top of each other at a light angle to make the feathers!  Layer-your-faux-leaves

You should also know i am a really laid back and easy crafter so for my body I used these small wooden discs and I painted them brown.  You can also use brown felt, fun foam or paper for the body!  Whatever you have on hand!

Easy Thanksgiving Craft

Once dry, I stacked the discs on the leaves to form a turkey body and head.

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Then I gave my turkey some eyes!  My kids had fun using different sizes of googely eyes on these guys!

Thanksgiving Kids Craft Idea

Then using some orange scrapbooking paper (a scrap at that) I cut and glued a small paper beak on the turkey.

Turkey Magnets Kids Craft Idea

To complete my little turkey buddy, I added the gaggle.  <—Is that what it’s even called?!?  That’s what I call it, lol!  I used a scrap of red fun foam for that!

Easy Turkey Craft

Finally on the back I hot glued a magnet.  You will definitely want to use hot glue for this part, versus using the tacky glue!

Turkey Magnet-1

There it is!  Now repeat over and over because you cannot have too many turkey magnets on your fridge!


Turkey Magnets - Easy Thanksgiving Craft Idea

I invite you to check out my other turkey projects!  I just can’t get enough of them!   I used the Turkey Place Cards and the Turkey Napkin Rings on my Modern Rustic Table Setting and loved how they looked!

You can also find my whole collection of Thanksgiving Projects here!

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4 Responses
  • Jen
    November 10, 2016

    Super cute idea!! Love the use of the faux fall leaves as the feathers.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Dona
    November 11, 2016

    Oh, girl! Just what I need for a craft to do with my great-grands!! They are 4 and 5 and we recently did a craft turkey. Um, they seemed to have no idea what a turkey was!! Well! I learned em up REEEEL good!! lol It was fun and this will be too! Thanks!! Dona

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      November 11, 2016

      Haha Dona! That’s funny! My kids are normally really confused because on actual Thanksgiving we have Ribs! :)

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