Turkey Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll.

Create a fun turkey finger puppet for kids.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

They can put their fingers through the holes for the turkey’s legs and have fun making him dance around.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet


Brown Craft Foam

Silk Fall Leaves

Wiggly Eyes

Bit of Red and Orange Craft Foam




Paper for Pattern

How to Make a Turkey Finger Puppet.

1. Make a paper pattern for the turkey body.  Draw 2 holes near the bottom of the body big enough for fingers to fit through.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

Cut it out

2. Trace the turkey body onto the brown craft foam.  Trace the leg holes, too.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

Cut the turkey out. Cut out the leg holes.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

3. Draw a beak on the orange craft foam. Cut it out.

4. Draw a wattle on the red craft foam. Cut it out.

5. Glue the eyes, beak and wattle onto the turkey.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

6. Make the feathers.

Lay 2 leaves as shown in a V shape, with the bottom part overlapping each other. Glue them together where they touch.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

Lay one leaf in the middle of the leaf V, and glue it where it overlaps the other 2 leaves.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

Lay 2 more leaves on either side of the center leaf, and glue them where they overlap.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

7. Glue the turkey body onto the leaves as shown, with the big part of the body slightly hanging lower than the leaves. And with the top leaf above the turkey’s head.

Crafty Journal - Turkey Finger Puppet

8. Once the glue is dry, or hard, or cool, the turkey is ready to be played with.

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  1. We used to do these when we were kids. So cute … thanks for reminding me.

  2. Oh, it is so cute and looks like so much fun!

  3. This is so cute!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. Stopping by from SewCanDo party and this is terrific!!!

  5. This makes me wish my kids were still little. Oh well, hopefully there are grandchildren coming!

  6. Stopping by from Sew Can Do Party- these are too cute, such a clever idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. So Cute!

  8. The grandkids will love this idea. Thanks for linking up at The Gathering Spot this week!

  9. How cute! My students would love to make those! Thanks for sharing at the Twirl and Take a Bow Party. Hope to see you again next Tuesday!

  10. That is pretty stinkin cute and creative, great idea!!! Found you at We like to learn as we go linky party!

  11. This is so adorable! What a fantastic idea.

  12. This is so so cute. Thanks for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop :)

  13. I want to make that turkey do the can can with my fingers- dance bid!! lol!
    -Shannon (Milkandcuddles.com)

  14. those are just to adorable!

  15. That is such a cute idea!

  16. This is so cute and I am desperate for Thanksgiving crafts since my kids are off school all week.

  17. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    This is so cute! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at All Our Days!

  18. What a cute idea! I ‘m going to try making one with my little boy this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for cute crafts to make with my son.

  19. Thanks for sharing this fun kids craft with us at TTF!

  20. I absolutely love walking finger puppets and these little turkeys, genius!!!

  21. Great craft for the kiddos this Thursday!! Thanks you so much for sharing your talents at the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!

  22. My son would love this! Thank you for sharing.

    Following and reading from Serenity Saturday.

  23. What a fun treat for kiddos! Thanks for sharing at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

  24. Cute and funny !

  25. Great project for kids. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly

  26. I’m certain these would be a lot of fun for the kids, and grandparents, too. Thank you for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures.

  27. What a cute idea! And I love the leaves as feathers. I’m featuring this at my link party tonight and pinning!

  28. OH this is adorable too.


  29. What a cute idea! I’ve seen a lot of turkey crafts for kids to do on Thanksgiving but no finger puppets. I love it.

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