Thanksgiving Clay Pot Turkey
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Thanksgiving Clay Pot Turkey

This festive Thanksgiving turkey is a great way to bring some holiday cheer into your home. A fun project the entire family can get involved with, you'll love the finished project!

Age Range: 6-8
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Clay Pots- 4" and 2"
  • Clay Saucers- 4" and 5 1/2"
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Foam Letters
  • Google Eyes
  • Foam Sheets- black, yellow, orange, brown
  • Chenille Stem- Red
  • Pom Poms
  • Craft Feathers- Assorted
  • Craft Paint- Brown and Green
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Project Instructions

Paint the 4" and 2" pot and saucer brown. Paint the 5 1/2" saucer green. Let dry.

Glue feathers onto the 4" pot to create the tail.

Use 4" saucer to cap off the body and to cover the glue of the feather.

Cut a circle out of the brown foam to cover the hole in the bottom of the clay pot.

Glue the body onto the green saucer base at an angle.

To make the head, cut out a circle from the brown foam sheet and glue onto the top of the 2" clay pot to cover the opening.

Then glue onto the front of the turkey body to create the head.

Add pom poms to the body of the turkey next to the tail.

For the turkey hat, cut a hat shape out of the black foam, and cut the buckle accents out of the yellow foam. Glue together to create the pilgrim hat.

Glue on eyes, orange triangle foam nose, red chenille stems for gobbler, and foam pilgrim hat, as shown.

Add "GOBBLE" foam letters onto the base to complete the project.


Use the pots themselves as a template to trace circles. Be creative for the hat when making desired shape and size.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.