Turkey Squash Thanksgiving Craft Project

Turkey Squash

If you read the fancy and inspiring home magazines, then you know that no Thanksgiving table is complete without a show stopping center piece. Should you do a three-tiered montage of fall foliage? Or maybe a collection of precisely stacked gourds and pumpkins?

Actually, I think the best table setting is one with special meaning, so why not have your child help you make a Turkey Squash for your Thanksgiving table this year? The craft is easy and fun and the result is absolutely adorable!


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What You’ll Need:

  • a croock neck squash (the more bumps and ridges the better)
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners or macaroni
  • feathers
  • glue


Project Prep

  1. Graco JumperBegin by cleaning your squash so the glue will stick. Let dry completely.

  3. Pick out some pretty bold-colored feathers and attach with glue to the back of the squash.

  5. Use glue to attach two googly eyes and a small bit of pipe cleaner for a beak. You can also use a macaroni for a beak.

  7. Let the glue dry and enjoy! How about making a whole flock of turkeys for Thanksgiving?


Turkey squash


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