Construction Paper Turkey Craft ~ Thanksgiving Fun!


This Construction Paper Turkey Craft is a beautiful 3D construction paper craft that kids can create.  They make a fantastic Thanksgiving decoration that you can hang or place on the table. Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over!

Construction Paper Turkey

This is my favorite of our construction paper turkeys.  We have fun melted crayon turkeys and fine motor turkeys that we have shared with you in the past. However, these paper turkeys just have an extra wow factor to them. Everyone seems to like them the best! If you love the look of these make sure to check out the Shamrocks I did for St. Patrick’s day last year.

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What you need for your Turkey Craft:


How to make a paper turkey

These step by step instructions will help you create this fun construction paper turkey.  Then watch it all in action in the short video below!

Start by cutting your red, orange, & yellow construction paper into 1-inch strips. Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over!Then break them into 5 groups of 5, alternating colors in whichever way you like. Next, stagger the ends down about an inch each color. Flip up one end of the stack and cut the ends even.Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over! This will leave them all at different lengths. Bring all of the ends together in a teardrop shape and staple. Repeat 4 more times. Creating 5 teardrop shaped feathers. Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over!Next, place a dab of white glue between at the base of each feather and staple them from both sides. Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over!Secure with a clothespin until dry.Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over!

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While your turkey feathers are drying, take a piece of brown construction paper and draw a turkey body.  Then cut it out.  Add on a couple of googly eyes. Using your scraps, make a beak and a wattle and attach with a small dab of white glue. This fine motor turkey kids craft is fun for all ages! This Thanksgiving day craft is fun to create and adds a cute flare to your windows or fridge for the season.Once the tail is dry attach your body with glue and you’re done!Make this construction paper turkey craft this year! This Thanksgiving craft is going to be a favorite to make over and over! These are so much fun!

Watch this quick video to see how we create this fun turkey craft!

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