Pumpkin Turkey Decoration

Bippity, boppity, glue! Put it together & create a DIY turkey decoration for your Thanksgiving table or at-home decor.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Faux Pumpkin
  • Disposable Plate
  • Faux or Real Leaves
  • Hot Glue Gun

CIY Staff Tips:

  • To create an ombre effect on the pumpkin, mix varying shades of paint by adding more white to your chosen paint color.
  • This craft includes the use of a hot glue gun. Adult assistance required.
  • Have leftover pumpkins from Halloween? This project can be completed with both real or faux pumpkins.
  • Can be an indoor or outdoor decoration–just bring inside if inclement weather strikes!
  • Model Magic that is fresh from the pack will stick to itself. Dried pieces can be glued together.
  • Want more Turkey Day crafts? Find other Thanksgiving craft ideas, including Thanksgiving table decoration inspiration.
  • Keep the good times gobbling with free Thanksgiving coloring pages!


Step 1

Pour paint colours of your choice onto disposable plate.

Step 2

Cover pumpkin with paint. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Shape Model Magic turkey head. Place on top of pumpkin.

Step 4

Shape Model Magic turkey feet. Glue to bottom of pumpkin.

Step 5

Attach Model Magic eyes, beak, and wattle to turkey head. Let all glue and Model Magic steps dry overnight.

Step 6

Add pupils with marker.

Step 7

With the help of an adult, hot glue leaves to back of pumpkin to create feathers. Let set 5–10 minutes.

Step 8

Add to your Thanksgiving table-scape or display in or around your house!

  • Occasion:

    • Fall,

    • Thanksgiving

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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