Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable Thanksgiving turkey craft! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

If you have followed along with our site you know how much we love coming up with fun new turkey crafts each year! We have quite a stash you can peek through already but wanted to add one more.

This turkey is great for those little hands that are just learning to use scissors.

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If you can’t make this paper turkey now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.A thanksgiving turkey craft for preschool #twitchetts

Tips for making this preschool turkey

  • You need a lot of paper strips for this project. To speed up the process, try stacking your sheets together and cutting multiple pages at the same time.
  • Don’t get hung up on the width of the strips. It doesn’t matter for this project.
  • If you are working with super young kids, they can tear the paper instead.

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How to make a simple paper turkey

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this simple paper turkey. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1 Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey craft that builds scissor skills

Thanksgiving turkey craft that builds scissor skills

This adorable Thanksgiving turkey is perfect for preschoolers who need cutting practice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Construction Paper. Red, Yellow, Orange, & Brown.
  • White Cardstock.
  • Googly Eyes.
  • Tape. (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Marker

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting paper strips. Lots of strips. The width doesn't matter.
    You will also need to make a body out of your brown. Either draw your child a peanut shape for them to cut or you can do this part for them. You also need a beak and a snood, yep that’s what it’s called.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  2. Now pull over your white piece of cardstock and have them paste on their strips. They can go any which way they like.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  3. They can cut them shorter or even tear them to fit in blank spots. Just have them keep going until they have covered as much of the paper as they can.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  4. Give your paper a moment or two to dry. During this time you can put together your turkey’s body.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  5. Now flip over your cardstock and plan out your feathers. Place your turkey body in the center as a guide and make a big, upsidedown, teardrop.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  6. Then add two more in the opposite direction on each side and cut them out.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  7. Use a bit of glue to hold them together.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  8. If needed, add a piece of tape to the backside for more support.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  9. Turn it back over and attach the body.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.
  10. You can leave him like this or attach the turkey to another piece of white cardstock.Let your little one work on their scissor skills while creating an adorable paper turkey! This Thanksgiving craft for kids is easy to set up and takes very little instruction from adults.

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