Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

Create Model Magic Turkey Place Card Holders and DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards for your holiday table. This festive Thanksgiving craft will wow the crowd!

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  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Chenille Stems
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Gel Pens

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Model Magic pieces that haven’t dried will easily adhere to one another. For added strength, or to attach dried pieces of Model Magic together, use our Washable Glue.


Step 1

For each Place Card Holder, roll brown Model Magic into 1 medium and 1 small ball. Attach to create the body and face of the turkey.

Step 2

Flatten Model Magic in a variety of colours to create feathers. Attach to back of turkey.

Step 3

Place 2 wiggle eyes on the face.

Step 4

Attach small, triangular piece of orange Model Magic to create a beak under the eyes.

Step 5

Attach small, wavy piece of red Model Magic to create the wattle under the beak.

Step 6

Bend a small section of a chenille stem and push into the body of the turkey to hold the place card. Dry overnight.

Step 7

For each Place Card, cut a small rectangular piece of construction paper. Use markers to write name and gel pens to add flourishes.

Step 8

Place the name tag into the chenille stem to finish the place card.

Step 9

Repeat Steps 1–8 for all your guests & set on your Thanksgiving table!

  • Occasion:

    • Thanksgiving,

    • Fall

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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