Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this free Thanksgiving printable craft is perfect for kids! Simply print out the turkey template and turn a flat peice of paper into a colorful turkey box to use at a kid’s table for Thanksgiving dinner or fun craft at a classroom party. The pillow box is big enough to fit a small gift card, candy, treats, jewelry, or even a special note.
*My blog friend, Rachel, from Lines Across created and shared this free printable turkey template on C.R.A.F.T. back in 2014.
Here’s what you need to make this turkey craft
- Free printable turkey box template
- White card stock
- Scoring device (I use the end of an X-ACTO knife!)
How to make a turkey pillow box
These adorable little turkey boxes are perfect for kids to make and use as small gifts to give to classmates or friends. You can either fill the turkey with candy or a note explaining why you are thankful for the person receiving the turkey.
Step 1- Download free turkey template
To download the free pillow turkey template, just enter your name and email address below and the free file will be delivered to your inbox! The turkey box comes 1 to a page.
Step 2- Print
For best results, print the turkey box template on white card stock. It’s also fait to note that the colors on the template look brighter then they will once printed onto card stock.
Step 3- Cut & Score
Use scissors to cut out the turkey’s body and feathers. You will end up with 2 separate pieces. Score along the curved lines at the top and bottom of both sides of the pillow box. I like to use the dull side of an X-ACTO knife. Be careful not to press too hard and cut all the way through the card stock.
Step 4- Fold
Fold along the vertical lines. Then, lightly press in the round tabs.
Step 5- Glue
Start with the turkey’s body, and glue the vertical white strip to the opposite inside of the box. Let it dry. Next, spread glue around the white rectangle in the middle of the feathers and glue this area to the back of the pillow box so that the feathers stick up over the top of the turkey’s head.
Step 6- Dry
This is usually the hardest step for me! Let the glue and then pop open the box by folding down the tabs. Make sure that the brown tabs go on top for a more finished look.
Do you set a fancy table for Thanksgiving? Or keep it casual? Do you set up a kids table? I’d love to hear…