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Easy To Make Thanksgiving Turkey Place Settings.


As Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend we thought it would be great to make some “Gobble Gobble” themed place settings to decorate the dinner table with. These turkey place settings are easy to make at home with your children or friends and doesn’t require many essentials. Some of them can simply be found outdoors (such as pinecones and leaves), which is one more reason to spend more time outside and soak up on some fresh air.


Turkey Place Setting Essentials imageHere is what you will need:

  • Brown, yellow, orange and black construction paper
  • Pinecones
  • Leaves to make the tail (feathers are another option)
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Glue
  • Pens and pencils


1. Print out Templates

First start off with printing the template for the body and beak of the turkey and then cut them out. You can also draw your own ones if you prefer.


2. Tracing and Cutting out

Turkey Place Settings Template image Trace the body template on the brown or black construction paper as many times as you need depending on how many people will celebrate Thanksgiving with you. Then do the same with the beak template and trace it on the yellow construction paper. Cut out all the bodies and beaks you traced and fold the beaks in half afterwards.


3. Making Rectangles for the Names

For the names on the turkey place settings take some construction paper (we used orange) and cut it in rectangles about half an inch high and as long as needed depending on the length of each name. An option is to skip this step and just write the names on the body of the turkey.


4. Assembling the Body

Turkey Place Settings imageNow that you have all the pieces to go onto the body you can glue them on. Take the beak and glue it onto the brown/black construction paper body as well as the rectangular with name written on it. For eyes you can either glue on some googly eyes or simply draw some on with a (black) pen.


5. Making the Tail

To make the feathery tail of the turkey take some of the leaves you collected (or use feathers as another option) and assemble them the way you would like them glued to the pinecone. Once you are happy with the look of your leaves glue them on. We used a hot glue gun, but any other liquid glue should also work. It will just take a little bit longer to dry. If you work with a hot glue gun please make sure to assist younger ones to prevent any burns.

Turkey Place Settings image


6. Glue the Body on

Now take your assembled front body piece we finished in step #4 and glue it to the front of the pinecone. Scotch or painters tape can work here as well. And that’s it. Easy peasy! 🙂


We hope this craft idea inspired you to get creative with your family for this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. If you decide to make these turkey place settings we would love to see some pictures and for you to share them on social media with us. Happy crafting! #wildenDIY