Thanksgiving is this weekend up here in Canada. Everyone is busy shopping for turkeys, crumbing bread for stuffing, and making pies and cookies for the big meal on Sunday. This craft is the best way to keep those little hands busy while you stir the gravy. These crafts will look great placed among the steaming hot dishes of holiday goodness.


  • paper
  • red, blue, yellow, grey or white paint,
  • a sponge
Thanksgiving Centerpieces
  • 2 Toilet Paper rolls
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Glue 
  • Coloured papers — for Turkey feathers
  • 3 Green pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes 


  1. Cut the Toilet Paper rolls in half – 3 will be pumpkins, 1 will be a Turkey

2. For Pumpkins cut a 10″ (25cm) square piece of tissue paper. Place the toilet paper roll half in the centre of the square tissue paper piece.  Fold each corner up to the centre of the paper roll then twist the excess to make a stem.

3. Twist a green pipe cleaner around the stem. Use a pencil or thin marker to make spirals with the pipe cleaner. Repeat 2 more times. 

Now on to the Turkey.

thanksgiving centerpiece

4. Cut the coloured papers into leaf like shapes or kind of like a super narrow pointy oval. They should be no smaller than 5” (12cm) long. These are their feathers. Your turkey should have at least 3 feather. We used fall like colours but Rainbow coloured feathers look awesome as well.

5. Glue the feathers to the back of the last toilet paper roll. The turkey needs at least 3 feathers but you can add as many as you think they need. The more you add the more fuller the turkey’s tail feathers will look. Let dry. 

6. Cut a small triangle out of orange paper, that’s the beak, then glue it as well as the googly eyes to the front of the turkey to complete your bird.

7. Arrange your Turkey and Pumpkins in the centre of your Thanksgiving Table to add some craftastic art to your holiday meal.


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