Easy Paper Turkey ~ Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids


This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!

Easy Paper Turkey

When thinking about our turkey crafts this year I wanted to make sure to include something that could be done with younger kiddos. This construction paper turkey is just that. Not too many steps, not too many supplies, and it doesn’t take too much time.

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Supplies for a quick construction paper turkey:



How to make a paper turkey

Check out the step by step instructions to create this easy paper turkey.  Then you can see it all in action in the video below.

Start by prepping your strips. With each color you will need 2 of each size strip: 1/4″, 1/2″, and 1″This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!Having a paper cutter handy for this saves a lot of time… also cutting thin strips isn’t very easy for young kids. Let them mix and match the strips into sets of 3 alternating the colors. This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!We only used 5 sets of strips, but they can glue them all together in case one doesn’t come out right. There are 2 ways you can have them glue these together. I show both in the video below. First, try adding a dab of glue only at the end of the strip. Line up the next layer and repeat with the third.This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!Once, those dry they can lift up the layer and add glue to the rest of the strip. Having the secured edge helps them lay them down straight without too much difficulty. This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!In the second technique, they can just swipe their glue stick in a straight line, grab their next color, and place down. Which method you choose will depend on your child.

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When all your strips are prepared, create an arch shape on your paper and lay the layers face down.This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids! Next, glue the ends together creating a teardrop shape. Start on the outside and work your way to the center. This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!Make sure to hold them down and count to 10 so they stay! Using your brown paper create a turkey body wide enough to cover the base of the tail.This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids! Add googly eyes, a beak, and a snood and you’re done! This easy paper turkey is a fun and cute Thanksgiving construction paper craft for kids!

Check out the whole process below.  (Including both paper strip methods)

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