Fall Leaf Turkey Magnet

By Noreen Doll.

A fall leaf turkey magnet is quick and easy to make.

Fall Leaf Turkey Magnet by Crafty Journal


Round up the kids to help you make a bunch.

It would make a great classroom project, or a Thanksgiving craft for the kids while  waiting for the turkey to cook.

Fall Leaf Turkey Magnet by Crafty Journal

You can find a bag of leaves at the Dollar Store, and the turkey body is cut from cereal or cracker box cardboard.

Instead of making a fall leaf turkey magnet, you could make it for a place card and write each person’s name across the front.

Or you could use the magnets as Thanksgiving favors for the guests to take home.


Cereal or Cracker Box Cardboard, that is brown inside

Bag of Silk Fall Leaves

Twine, thick enough for the turkey legs

Sharpies or Paint for the Face

Double Sided Tape or Glue




Make sure the cardboard you are using is brown on one side for the turkey body.

1. Make a template for the turkey body. Cut out.

2. Trace the turkey body onto the cereal box cardboard. Cut out.

One box will make lots of turkeys.

3. Punch 2 holes near the bottom of the body as shown.

4.Cut a piece of twine about 10 inches long.

Thread each end through one of the holes, from the back of the turkey to the front.

5. Pull the twine ends down until they are even.

Decide how long you want the turkey’s legs to be, and tie a knot there for the foot.

Leave about half an inch or so of twine beyond the knot, and cut the excess off.

6. Use Sharpies or paint to make the turkey’s face.

7. Choose 2 leaves of different colors. Have 1 leaf larger than the other.

Using tape or glue, attach the smaller leaf on top of the larger leaf about an inch down from the top of the large leaf.

8. Use glue or tape to attach the turkey body to the leaves,

9. Make a small bow and attach it to the turkey’s neck.

10. Attach a magnet to the back of the turkey body.

The fall leaf turkey magnet is ready to be used.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love this! So creative for the littles to do for a project. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet comment about the Flower Pot Thimble Necklace. I hope you’ll visit again soon. Have a great week!

  2. What a cute little magnet!!! and great tutorial too!

    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your vampire bat plates on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 118
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Love the idea of the leaves for the feathers! Great project for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your quick and easy kids’ crafts. The twine legs add just the right touch. Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

  5. Adorable turkey. We will have to make this soon!

  6. This is such a cute idea. I might need to try it. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  7. So cute! We need to get started on some Thanksgiving decor! Thanks for linking up this weekend!

  8. Very cute craft! Thanks so much for linking to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Fun party! I’m one of your co-hosts. Have a great day!
    House on the Way

  9. Thats such a fun and clever idea!

  10. How cute is this, and how creative. Love the twine for legs, really adorable! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. These are SO cute and I love the magnet idea! I have a very crafty four year old and I am always on the hunt for cute, inexpensive, ideas for her. Pinned! Thanks!

  12. So timely and fun and easy enough to do with kids. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Very cute. I really think my toddler could do this. The leaved might be all wonky but that will make them even funner. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  14. I think the cutest things are the ones done by the youngest crafters! I’ve saved a few that are special to me! Noreen

  15. Super cute! I’ve seen this on many hops!

  16. Such a cute craft, and so frugal! I’m going to see if my leader will let us make this with our Daisy/Brownie Scouts next week.

  17. So cute! I would be honored if you linked this on my blog up at the Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  18. Really great project for my grand daughter. I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Party! I also host a weekly linky party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you’d link up sometime. Have a wonderful evening.

  19. Thanks for linking this to a Round Tuit too!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. This is so cute!! I’m going to make it with my little boy! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. This is wonderful and we love having you at Whimsy Wednesday! Thank you for partying with us!
    Smart! School {House}

  22. That is a great tutorial and a very cute turkey! Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  23. Soo cute! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  24. That looks so cute!

    P.S. I’m hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!

  25. Love this turkey, I am showing it off at my party later tonight!


  26. Hi! This is super cute! You don’t typically see Thanksgiving magnets…love this idea! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s DIY Thanksgiving Crafts & Decor Challenge! :)



  27. Thanks for sharing this at the ‘Or so she says …’ link party! Hope to see you again this week (link party runs every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorites Things” giveaway going on right now. Please check it out! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  28. Cute magnet Noreen. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  29. Congrats! Your sweet turkey was picked as a favorite by our Bowdabra Designers this past week in the Bowdabra Showcase! We always love your fun projects!

    We will give you a Facebook/twitter shout out and pin to Pinterest!


  30. I love this little turkey! I would proudly display him on my frig! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library.

  31. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/11/made-monday-45-picks.html

  32. I am back! I loved these so much I shared them on my Some Kind of Wonderful Saturday Party! Please come by and share some more wonderful things! I love this blog! So many great ideas – I will definitely be coming back!

  33. Hi, I wanted to let you know I featured this on the EtsyKids Team blog along with 50 other Thanksgiving crafts, recipes and printables for kids.

  34. This is soo stinking adorable.. I just love the cute little twine legs!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  35. So creative and so many uses for the turkey. Love the placecard idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  36. Noreen,
    These are so cute! My grandkids will love making these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  37. Really cute kids craft. Thank you for sharing it on our blog http://www.FineCraftGuild.com at the Wednesday linky party!

  38. So cool! You are getting a lot of traffic with this post. I”ve seen it all over the place and look at all your awesome comments;) Congrats, too! You are my #3 feature this week in The Mommy Club. Thank you for linking it up and sharing it with my readers.

    Here is your feature: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/11/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-70/

    Stop on over and share more of your creative post in the new linky.

    I’ll give your post a pin.


  39. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    You’re a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Featuring your lovely post today. Thanks so much for linking up with the Wildly Original Crowd.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  40. What a great idea! And we love magnets…thanks for sharing at our linky party!

  41. hi! Happy Thanksgiving! You are being featured today and Nap-Time Creations Thanksgiving features. Please grab a featured button if you don’t already have one. Enjoy the holiday!

  42. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your turkey magnet! You can see it here:


    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for an adorable project idea!

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