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!
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!
As always, most of the supplies you need can all be found at your local dollar store! I had these faux leaves leftover from my Fall Leaf Napkins, Fall Leaf Candles, and my Fall Candle Centerpiece.
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- If the kids are helping, Aleene’s tacky glue works best! Otherwise, an adult needs to do the gluing, using the hot glue gun!
- Use a push pin to hold the wooden discs in place while you paint them! It saves your fingers from being painted!
How to Make Turkey Magnets
- Layer Faux Leaves
Start off by layering three faux leaves and put them each at a slight angle so they are not right on top of one another!
- Make Body
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!
- Build Turkey
Once dry, I stacked the discs on the leaves to form a turkey body and head. Glue into place.
- Add Eyes
Use some googly eyes and glue on. The kids had fun with different sized eyes, lol!
- Add Beak
Then using some orange scrapbooking paper (a scrap at that) I cut and glued a small paper beak on the turkey.
- Add Gaggle
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!
- Add Magnet
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!
There it is! Now repeat over and over because you cannot have too many turkey magnets on your fridge!