I have a super cute Thanksgiving craft today! These Fall Turkey Suckers are not only fun to put together with little ones, but they’re suckers! So they’re a sweet treat to hand out in classrooms or school parties, too.
These Fall Turkey Suckers are wrapped in burlap, then made vibrant with an array of colorful cardstock feathers.
Aside from the suckers, squares of burlap, and cardstock in a variety of colors, you will also need orange felt, googly eyes, embroidery floss, glue, and red yarn or string.
- 12”x 8” piece of burlap
- small piece orange felt
- cardstock — red, purple, blue, orange, yellow, blue
- googly eyes
- embroidery floss in assorted colors
- red yarn or string
For 6 suckers, start by cutting out all your pieces. Cut 6 squares from the burlap that are 4” square. Cut pieces of the embroidery thread about 12” long, making sure to cut 2 of each color. Also, cut 6 tiny triangle beaks from the orange felt, and cut 6 pieces from the red yarn about ¼” each. Finally, cut 24 small feathers from the cardstock, 4 of each color. I made my feathers about 2” long.
Now wrap a piece of the burlap over a sucker and tie it tightly with 2 pieces of the embroidery thread. Knot it and tie a little bow, and trim off the excess.
Glue 2 googly eyes, a beak, and a little wattle on each sucker. Glue 4 feathers of different color together in a fan shape, then glue onto the back of each sucker. Let the suckers set so everything can dry for about an hour.
These Fall Turkey Suckers are such a cute and fun fall treat, you’ll be the hit of the classroom! We have many more Thanksgiving and fall craft ideas and recipes at Our Kid Things so be sure to check them out, too!