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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.
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.
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.
- Construction Paper. Red, Yellow, Orange, & Brown.
- White Cardstock.
- Googly Eyes.
- Tape. (optional)
- Glue Stick
- Black Marker
- 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.
- Now pull over your white piece of cardstock and have them paste on their strips. They can go any which way they like.
- 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.
- Give your paper a moment or two to dry. During this time you can put together your turkey’s body.
- 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.
- Then add two more in the opposite direction on each side and cut them out.
- Use a bit of glue to hold them together.
- If needed, add a piece of tape to the backside for more support.
- Turn it back over and attach the body.
- You can leave him like this or attach the turkey to another piece of white cardstock.
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- 3D Paper Turkey Craft – Our most popular turkey craft!
- Thankful Tree – This craftivity teaches your kids about being thankful.
- Coloring Page Thanksgiving Placemats – For preschoolers, early readers, or big kids! Perfect for your Thanksgiving kid’s table.
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