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.
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:
- Construction paper. 1 sheet red, orange, yellow, & brown.
- Paper cutter. (Not necessary, but it makes these types of crafts super easy!)
- White glue.
- Googly eyes.
- Pen or marker.
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. 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. 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. Next, place a dab of white glue between at the base of each feather and staple them from both sides. Secure with a clothespin until dry.
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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. Once the tail is dry attach your body with glue and you’re done! These are so much fun!