Thanksgiving Turkey Juice Box Covers

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These Turkey Juice Box covers craft is perfect for your little ones to complete before or on Thanksgiving. A fun new way to enjoy their favorite juice box. Perfect for an at-home craft or in the classroom. 

Thanksgiving Turkey Juice Box Covers

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on our gratitude and appreciation for our family, friends, and the life we live.

Looking for the good that has occurred over the past year and what is yet to come. As your house fills with laughter and the busyness that is expected when friends and family begin to arrive for a great meal, it is often that the kiddos is get lost in all the adult chatter.

They search for activities to do as no one wants to feel left out. A little planning can go a long way. Let’s all enjoy this time together with our children by allowing our kiddos to get crafty.

These Turkey Juice Box covers are simple enough to do. Keep in mind that younger kids may need some additional help from an old child or adult. But ultimately they can do the wrapping, the taping or gluing, and customizing themselves.

Let’s make Thanksgiving dinner even more special.

Let’s Get Started Creating Your Juice Box Covers For Thanksgiving

Time to turn an ordinary box of juice into a fun turkey friend with a colorful tail. I am pretty sure your kids will love these adorable additions.

You can find printable instructions for this craft below (just scroll down).

Supplies needed for Turkey Juice Box cover craft

Supplies Need to Make Thanksgiving Craft – Juice Box Covers

  • Juice Boxes of your choice (I used Juicy Juice. Just in case you find my measurements a little off)
  • Construction paper (brown for the body, orange for the beak, red for the wattle, and multiple colors for the feathers)
  • Glue or tape (your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes

Making Your Thanksgiving Turkey Juice Box Covers

Please Note: You will want to make sure you remove the straw from the juice box before you make the wrapper, otherwise it will be impossible for your child to pull out from behind the wrapper without wrecking their new cover.

That would be a sad day.

So let’s first start with a piece of a brown sheet of construction paper. Place your juice box on top to get a rough estimate for measuring. 

Your size will be dependent on your juice box.

Roll out your juice box on construction paper. Roll enough times to make sure it will be covered. Rolling it 4 times over.

Again, there is no need for exact measurements. But if you suffer from OCD like me, the above juice box measured on my sheet of paper is 7 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches (based on my juicy juice box).

Now that you have measured twice (wink) you are ready to cut. Let your kids handle this part. Then take your brown cover and either tape or glue it to the box. It is your choice.

Are you ready to shake a tail feather?

As you are waiting for your juice box cover to dry (if you used school glue), we can begin work on the tail feathers. Start the tail feathers by cutting out the shapes using different colored construction paper.

Let the kids decide. The tail can be a multicolor or one solid color. One year, my daughter chose to make a purple & pink Turkey Juice cover. That was a lot of fun, and she just loved it. And we did too!

For the one we made, we used multicolor. Using your scissors, cut out a long rounded triangle to form a feather. You will need six or more.

Then follow the same steps using whichever construction paper color you choose. Then take each feather to shape the turkey’s tail. (As pictured below).

Turkey tail for juice box cover

(Excuse the wet marks. My fingers had a fresh clue on them when I took the photo. It got very interactive. Picture above)

It’s coming together

You can now add your turkey’s tail to your juice box cover. You will need to flip your juice box over so the glued seam is face up. Glue an arrangement of feathers to the back of the juice box.

OHHHHHH…. now it is time to complete your turkey’s face.

Turkey Juice Box Cover

Turn your juice around and on the front, attach two googly eyes. Take your orange construction paper and cut out a small triangle for the beak. And then cut out a small red wattle to add. Arrange to make your turkey complete.

Aren’t these Turkey Juice Box Covers adorable? I am sure your kiddos will enjoy drinking from them as much as they did making them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Additional Craft Tips

  • These would be perfect for kid’s place markers at the Thanksgiving table!  Just stamp each child’s name on the turkey’s belly!
  • Ahead of time, wrap the juice boxes and pre-cut the feathers, beaks, and wattles to make this DIY perfect for a quick class party project!

Printable Instructions for Making These Turkey Juice Box Covers

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Turkey Juice Box Cover

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Let the kids make this easy craft. Turn an ordinary juice box into a fun turkey for Thanksgiving. This is also perfect for a classroom or party craft.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Juice Box
  • Construction paper (brown for the body, orange for the beak, red for the wattle, and multiple colors for the feathers)
  • Glue or tape
  • Googly Eyes

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start with a brown sheet of construction paper.
  2. Lay your juice box on top to ‘measure’ enough paper to go all the way around. I used a Juicy Juice Box and my sheet ended up being 7 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches.
  3. Cut out the rectangle.
  4. Wrap your juice box with your construction paper and glue.
  5. Cut a triangle from the orange construction paper.
  6. From the red construction paper, cut a small squiggle shape for the turkey’s wattle.
  7. Then cut out the feather shapes from multiple colors of paper.
  8. Flip your juice box over so the glued seam is face up.
  9. Glue an arrangement of feathers to the back of the juice box.
  10. On the front of the box, attach two googly eyes, beak, and wattle.

Notes

Feel free to write the name of each child on the belly of your turkey.

Did you make this project?

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18 Comments

  1. This is interesting! I’m sure this this turkey box can encourage the kids to drink more juice or milk.

  2. Nnniiicceeee…whose googly eyes am I going to steal now, I wonder? These box covers are just perfect. Thank you for them and the DIY guidance.

  3. I love this creativity. My daughter used the toilet roll to create Chucky family members for Halloween. Maybe I should have her try this.

  4. This is such a cute idea! I always loved doing similar crafts like this in school and now I get to enjoy doing them with my kids.

  5. These are the cutest and cleverest juice covers! I have to make these to put in the kids’ lunchboxes for their last day of school before the Thanksgiving break.

  6. That is so cute! I love that grownups can make them quickly and easily for a Thanksgiving party, or they can get the kids involved, too.

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