Thursday, November 19, 2015

paint chip pumpkin turkey {craft}

Hey hey friends! Guess what? I made a craft last night with the kids that didn't involve me finding it anywhere on the internet or a magazine! Yep, I used my own noggin to think of this one and I think it turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me!

I came up with the idea to turn the kids pumpkins from Halloween that they decorated with my mom (using stickers) into turkey pumpkins.  Then I kept thinking what would be good for the feathers and since I have painting on the brain for our front door, I knew using paint chips would be perfect!

Here's what you need to make these super adorable and easy Paint Chip Pumpkin Turkeys:

  • Small pumpkins (stems removed)
  • Lots of paint chips
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue gun

First, I had the kids choose some colors they liked from the paint chips.  Brayden cut his choices into strips and I cut the rest.

Then I cut out circles out of light brown cardstock for the turkeys' heads.  Then we glued on the googly eyes and Ella and I used a small cut out of an orange paint chip for the beaks but Brayden wanted to draw his own.  We used a red marker to draw the snoods (the red dangly thing - totally had to google it's official name) Ella and I wanted to add hats to our turkeys but Brayden insisted on drawing his own on :)

Once the heads were done - I used the glue gun to glue the feathers to the back of the pumpkin and then to glue the heads on the other side.

Here are our Paint Chip Pumpkin Turkeys!! So adorable if you ask me :) The kids had so much fun making these and it didn't take us long at all.

In order: Mom's, Brayden's & Ella's


  1. What a fun idea, and I love that you could use so many different paint samples to have any colored "feathers" you'd want! All of my kids would love this, thanks for sharing!