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Cheese Stick Turkey Craft

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This Cheese Stick Turkey is a fun Thanksgiving snack craft you can whip together in just a couple of minutes to surprise your child. Whether you sneak it into your child’s lunch box or hand it to your child as an after-school snack, it’s sure to bring a smile.

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How to Make a Cheese Stick Turkey

For this project, you’ll need a few craft supplies that you probably already have on hand. You’ll need cardstock in fall colors,  scissors, a pencil, a glue stick, and markers. And of course, you’ll need a cheese stick to make a cheese stick turkey!

yellow, red, orange cardstock,  scissors, a pencil, a glue stick, cheese stick and markers on a white background

Step 1 – Cut out Feathers

First, you’ll create your feathers by sketching ovals on each piece of cardstock. The ovals should be three different lengths (one length for each color). Then, using your scissors, cut them out.

scissors and a pair of ovals for turkey feathers cut out of red, yellow and orange cardstock, all on a white background

Step 2 – Glue Feathers to Cheese Stick

Next, you’ll glue each set of feathers in a “V” shape to the back of the cheese stick wrapper.

a hand holding a cheese stick with orange, yellow and red paper glued to it to look like turkey feathers, next to a glue stick on a white background

Step 3 – Draw on the Face

Flip the cheese stick over so the paper feathers are in the back. Then, using a black marker, draw two dots for the eyes. Next, use an orange marker to draw an upside down triangle for the beak and a red marker to draw the wattle.

a hand holding a cheese stick with orange, yellow and red paper glued to it to look like turkey feathers with a face drawn on it with markers that are in the background, all on a white background

Cheese Stick Turkey Craft Printable Instructions

Ready to make your own cheese stick turkey? Print off the instructions below.

📋 Recipe

Cheese Stick Turkey

Corinne Schmitt
An easy and adorbale crafty snack!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • Red, orange and yellow cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Black, red and orange markers
  • Cheese stick


  • Begin by cutting out two equal-sized oval shaped feathers with slanted ends from each color of card stock. These should be a matched pair from each color, and should resemble the shape of a pinkie finger. Make them different lengths in each color, with one color being the longest and the other being the shortest. You can see the photo for reference.
  • Using a glue stick, glue the feather sets in a “V’ shape to flat side of the cheese stick.
  • Flip the cheese stick over, and on the rounded side, use a black marker to make two eyes for your turkey.
  • Using the orange marker, make a beak on your turkey below the eyes, then use the red marker to draw a wattle for your turkey by the beak.
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More Thanksgiving Fun

If you liked this cheese stick turkey, you might also enjoy making a raisin box turkey.

a raisin box covered with a brown paper, with googly eyes, an orange paper beak, and fake leaves as feathers, on a white background

For dessert, you can make this pudding cup turkey.

an upside down pudding cup decorated with googly eyes, an orange paper beak with a red waddle, orange paper feet and red, orange and yellow paper feathers, all on a white background

And this juice box turkey rounds out your meal as the perfect beverage for a turkey-themed lunch!

a juice box covered in brown paper with googly eyes, an orange paper beak, and fake feathers to look like a turkey on a white background

And get my tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday and less time working and worrying!

pumpkin, nuts, and leaves on a plate and a brown table with title text reading stress-free Thanksgiving tips.

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