I’m sharing 24+ Turkey In Disguise ideas to help you get through this fun and creative family project for Thanksgiving holiday!
Last year, was my son’s first year of preschool. In mid-October I received “homework” from his teacher. We received a template to decorate our turkey in disguise. Have you received this same “homework”? Are you stumped on what to do, but want to make your turkey stand-out and look awesome? Let’s face it–if you competitive/perfectionist you will need help narrowing down your ideas and of course supplies you want to use.
Since my son was (and really still is) construction obsessed (plus we own a construction company) we knew it was only fitting to make our turkey in disguise a construction worker. Our teacher encouraged this to be a family project and to use a wide-variety of mediums. So I cut a few items out on my Cricut and we grabbed a cotton ball, hot glue, spray adhesive and shovel with dirt and got to work! My son loved sprinkling the dirt on his turkey. He was also so proud of this turkey when he would pass by it on the bulletin board hanging outside his classroom door. He would always point out his turkey to his friends.
Supplies ideas for Turkey In Disguise Project
The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can use to make your turkey in disguise. Here is a list of material (contains affiliate links) ideas to get you started. Remember, you don’t really need to spend money on this project. Just search through your home to see what you have on hand.
- Googly Eyes
- Cotton Balls
- Pasta; spaghetti, corkscrew, elbow, penne, etc
- Tissue Paper
- Foam Stickers
- Paper Stickers
- Washi Tape
- Glitter Tape
- Construction Paper
- Faux Fur
- Aluminum Foil
- Puff Paint
- Beaded Necklace
- Faux Hair
- Gem Stones
- Coffee Filters
- Popsicle Sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- Foam Sheets
- Bottle Caps
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Spray Adhesive
- Glue Stick
Remember to have fun with this project, and flex your creative muscle!
Of course, we just got this same homework handed to us the other day. Now it’s back to the drawing board for us. My son really wants to make a Minion, but my husband and I have other ideas. I have a feeling though, the Minion is going to win. Now, that my son, Ryder, is a year old he has way more opinions which means he is also going to want to do a lot more with his turkey this year!
It’s only fitting I share with you 24+ Turkey in disguise ideas in case you received the same homework that we received, and need some ideas! I had fun snapping photos down the hall of my son’s school, last year. Some of the turkey’s were straight up amazing!
Hello, Princess Poppy! That hair, the foam stickers, the tissue paper, and more!
Officer, do we have a problem? Love the handcuffs and foam police car!
Where did that turkey go?
How sweet is this? Aluminum foil plus a little puff paint! You could even glue on real sprinkles if you wanted!
How colorful? And full of texture! Great use of household ingredients; lentils, elbow macaroni, rice, and tissue paper!
Rrrr, have you seen treasure? Love the gold bead necklace with a few gem stone stickers glued on. Yarn for hair, and a toothpick too!
Captain America to the rescue! All crayons and that’s perfectly fine!
Donald… what are you doing here? You could add Googly Eyes to Donald and white feathers in the background.
Love Chick-Fill-A? Dress your’s up like the cow!
Your wish… is my command! Lots of tissue paper used here, dress, and rolled up for the hair. The wand is a colored popsicle stick (perfect for little people to color).
Meow! Love the added bell to this kitty cat! Love the fabric, bell, and pipe cleaners.
Those overalls! Bottle caps covered in tin foil plus lots and lots of Minion stickers!
Chase is on the case! Star stickers, Chase printout, and markers make this Chase, great!
You can never go wrong with a princess! What did they use? Glitter for the tiara, faux flowers, and fabric!
That braid… the dress… Oh Elsa! Love the rope used for Elsa’s hair. Looks like they painted a coffee filter for the dress too!
Ho ho ho… Merry Christmas! Construction paper and cotton balls with some glitter tape!
Love the Gumball machine and the colored pom pom texture they added. Construction paper plus pom poms dipped in a little paint and Googly Eyes, because why wouldn’t you add them?
Super original and great since Halloween just passed. It looks like they used a foam kit they picked up from Halloween!
If your a baseball fan, you’ll love this turkey! All crayons, but you could add real feathers, foam, and Googly Eyes.
Always a Disney favorite… T-I-G-G-E-R! Love the fur used on Tiggers belly and ears.
Hey, Frosty! Love all the cotton balls used on this. Easy way to get your kid involved in the turkey.
Last but not least… our Turkey In Disguise Construction Worker! I didn’t buy anything to make this turkey–we just used what we had on hand. I used my Cricut Maker (affiliate link) to cut out the cone, stop sign, shovel, safety vest, boots, apron, hat, and hair. My husband loves to do adult coloring so he colored everything and then we had Ryder spread the dirt on the ground of the turkey. He also applied the cotton balls to the sky as the clouds.
I hope these turkey’s in disguise inspired you to create a fun and creative turkey for your child. If you created a turkey and want to be added to this round-up please feel free to email us a photo!