DIY: Thanksgiving Turkey Cups


I decided to make a fun Thanksgiving craft since the egg carton bats and ghost leaves were such a hit during Halloween with my kiddos. This time I’m making turkeys. I used googly eyes again just like I did for the egg carton bats. I’ve also used it to make some adorable Easter bunnies. I think googly eyes make craft animals look cuter.

The materials used for these turkey cups were clear cups, googly eyes, fall colored paper, pencil, scissors, glue stick and glue dots. I also used food to fill the cups. One cup has chocolate milk, one has chocolate pudding, and the other has chocolate candy (Whoppers).


Do you sense a chocolate theme? 😉

Want to know how to make these Thanksgiving Turkey cups?! Here’s the tutorial?


I cut out some feathers from fall colored cardstock paper. I then cut out brown circles using a circle puncher and cut out some beaks and wattles.


I glued the paper feathers together first. I then made the turkey’s face by gluing the googly eyes, beak and wattle on a brown circle.

I glued the feathers onto the cup. If you look closely at the cup, you can see I used two glue dots which worked great. Lastly, I adhered the turkey’s head on the front of the cup by also using a glue dot.


These turkey cups would be fun as a Thanksgiving craft activity, a drink cup for the kids or a snack cup.

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  1. So cute! I cannot wait to make these with my littles. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazingly adorable idea!

  2. These are SO cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a great weekend

  3. I love these cups! They will be so cute for my kids to enjoy their favorite party punch on Thanksgiving! I plan of featuring a picture and a link to this post on my Sunday (11/13) Links to Love post over at!

  4. Aww..thanks everyone! My kiddos had fun making them and are enjoying them as snack cups for now. They also want to use them for their drinks at Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂

  5. These are so much fun!! I am having a special turkey linky party this Friday the 18th, with fun prizes given randomly, I would love for you to come join the fun!


  6. I LOVE these. I just saw them on Tidy Mom. PInned! 🙂 I teach kindergarten and we’re having a mini feast in our classroom and I’m thinking about having them make these. I’m pretty sure I already have all the materials. So fun. Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a great idea! These would be a great Thanksgiving project! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

  8. Yup, totally doing these this year for the kids table! How stinkin’ cute are those?
    Could you please link up for my Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? I’d sure love to share this with my readers as well.
    Thank you!

  9. Do you use just regular elmer’s glue?

  10. Hi Aimee – I used a glue stick to attach the paper feathers to each other and to attach the eyes, beak and waddle to the brown circle. But to secure the face and paper feathers to the cup I used glue dots as described in the post.

  11. Started making these with my oldest girl today . . . we’re going to take them in to her kindergarten pals next week. Thanks so much! 🙂

  12. Oh, and I meant to add my changes–
    Used colored foam instead of cardstock for beak and feathers. Since the feathers were a little thicker, I only used 4 instead of 5. Spread them out kind of like cards versus layering in a stack (got too thick).

  13. Hi Megan – You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing how you used foam instead of cardstock. Hope your daughter’s class enjoyed.

  14. These are so cute! I love how easy they are to do too! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could link it up to my party, The Creative Spark. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Pinned this!
    Jenn 🙂

  15. I loved it!!! Just one question. Did you use any special glue because of the plastic?
    I am going to do this cute craft for my adults group and I hope they love it as I did!

  16. These are adorable!! Love everything about them.

    I also wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured on my blog today!

  17. Thank you for this idea! My son can’t have red 40 in his food, and this is a perfect food for everyone!

  18. Good morning, Debbie! I’m stopping by to let you know that I featured your fun Thanksgiving Turkey Cups on my blog today!:
    Making the Season Bright with Leftover Candy from Halloween Night!

    Thanks so much for sharing! Have a terrific weekend!

  19. Really cute, just shared with my Facebook friends. Plan on doing this with my girls this week. Thanks!

  20. I am doing this with my Grandson, we are going to include each persons name and something tog the is Thankful about that person


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