Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl-ing

While some of the bigger kids are playing their own turkey bowl football game in the backyard, we’re going to be “bowling for turkeys” down the hallway. We’ve transformed our old plastic bowling set into a fun turkey take down!

Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl

Supplies for Turkey Bowling:

  • plastic bowling set, or plastic soda bottles
  • small football
  • craft feathers
  • tape
  • craft foam shape stickers
  • scissors, black pen

Turkey Bowling Supplies

For the turkey feathers, pull out a piece of clear tape and lay it sticky side up on the table. Add 3-5 feathers to the tape, then tape it to the back of the bowling pin. Add one more piece of tape to secure it.

Taping Crafty Feathers

For the turkey’s face, find small circle foam stickers for the eyes, a triangle for the beak, and cut a small heart in half for the beak waddle. We also added a little black marker dot to each eye.

Turkey Bowling Pins

Now line them up and bowl them down. We even used a football to make it an official “Thanksgiving turkey bowl”!

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  1. This is awesome! I reside in the Bronx, New York anyone know of any site that can pair mother and children for play dates?

  2. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with useful info to work on. You’ve done a formidable task and our entire group shall be grateful to you.

  3. ok – SO SO cute! What a great re-purpose idea….and having the kids turn them into pumpkins would be a way to keep them occupied for awhile, too – love it – thanks!

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