This is a fall craft that you and the kids will love. Use them year after year for decorations on the table and to hold treats. Get the family together for this adorable and fun Turkey Treat Holder Egg Carton Craft for kids and parents to make.
DIY Turkey Treat Holder Egg Carton Craft
My son and I made these cute turkey treat holders from egg cartons for his birthday celebration at school. Because food sensitivities are so prevalent in schools these days, we were not allowed to bring any type of snack, so I thought we would make these for the kids to use at Thanksgiving if they wished too.
Brody’s 6th birthday is right after Thanksgiving, so I thought this fun turkey craft would be appropriate. We only have 15 mins for his party celebration, so there’s no time for the kids to make these themselves. I’ll have enough time to read a book to the class, and then Brody can pass out the turkey holders to each classmate. These holders can hold treats such as candy, nuts, or even trinkets.
I think the kids really enjoyed getting them as a gift. Some were surprised!
Recycled Egg Carton Turkey Treat Holders
My son first made these turkey treat holders in his art class at Sunshine Glaze in Grapevine, TX. So, they are not my creations, but we sure had fun replicating them at home. Plus, we love to recycle items to make crafts. Egg cartons can make some awesome things for kids.
Be sure to see below a link to an alligator craft that my friend and I made from egg cartons.
Supplies to make 24 Turkey Treat Holders:
- two recyclable cardboard egg cartons
- brown acrylic paint (1 bottle should be enough)
- yellow acrylic paint just for the beak
- three bags of fall feathers (Hobby Lobby) Call ahead – they may be out of them
- mini wiggly eyes
- two brushes (med. size for the base, small brush for beak)
Directions for Treat Holder Egg Carton Craft
Carefully tear apart the cardboard egg carton to make the holders – don’t make the tear perfect – some cardboard overage on the holder is good to have. Find the best part for the beak and use scissors to cut it out. Be sure to leave enough room for the eyes and the yellow part of the beak.
Before painting, form the entire beak by bending it down. Paint holders on the inside; let dry, then paint on the outside. The cups will become sturdy and stiff when the paint dries.
Paint the beaks yellow on top and underneath.
Glue on wiggly eyes.
Now glue five different colors of feathers to the inside back of the holder – spreading them out.
I placed Brody’s turkey holders near the fall table centerpiece so they can be seen. They certainly blend in quite well.
These turkey treat holders will be a smash at Thanksgiving. You’ll probably want to keep them around for next year’s celebration too. If they don’t make it until then, this craft will be fun enough to make again!
If you like this DIY Turkey Treat Holders, here’s another fun (and very popular) egg carton craft on my blog – Egg Carton Alligator Craft