Create a fun and whimsical paper turkey craft with the kids this Thanksgiving. This fun turkey puppet comes with a free printable template.
This fun paper turkey craft puppet is a great way to keep little hands busy this holiday season.
Turkey crafts are some of our favorite kid's crafts in the Fall. If you enjoy them too, then do not miss our other popular turkey crafts including Turkey Handprint Craft, Rainbow Printable Turkey Craft, and Turkey Crafts For Kids.
Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
Thanksgiving is a great time for the whole family. It is a time for the family to be together and for most, Thanksgiving gives the family a chance to just be together and thankful.
When I have the entire family over, I love making sure I have activities for all ages around as I prepare dinner. Whether it's Thanksgiving printables full of bingo games, coloring pages, or activities. These are great for all ages.
I also love the idea of having a number of Thanksgiving crafts for kids along with all the supplies like construction paper, brown paper bags, paper plates, and popsicle sticks. Crafts like this paper turkey and pilgrim hats. It helps to keep little ones' hands busy between the family football game and the long-awaited dinner.
Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
Are you a fan of turkey crafts during Thanksgiving? We are around these parts. If I am being honest, real-life turkeys kind of scare me a bit. The kids and I love visiting local farms and some have turkeys walking around and they keep me on my toes.
But if you are talking kid's crafts, then I am one thousand here for all things turkey. There is something about those flare-worthy tails that makes me want to create a fun colorful tail. Of course, my kids are always asking for more Fall colors and actual colors of the turkey, but I will get my rainbow at some point 🙂
Turkey crafts, like this easy paper craft, make for fun imaginative play. They allow the children to show their creativity and style while creating something fun all Fall long. Those along with our turkey coloring pages will provide all kinds of turkey fun, which is sure to make all kinds of HAPPY.
Paper Turkey Craft Supplies
- Cardstock paper (brown shades)
- Colorful craft paper
- Googly Eyes
How To Make a Paper Turkey
Cut out the pieces for the turkey from the PDF template.
Glue the wings on both sides of the body. Then, glue the wattle and beak on the face.
Glue the head with the body. Allow the glue to dry.
Meanwhile, fold and join the ends of the paper strips to create teardrop shapes. Fold all the pieces like this for the tail.
First, take one piece of the tail and glue it on the middle of the turkey's back.
Then, glue the rest of the pieces for the tail around the back. Attach googly eyes to turkey face.
Attached is the paper turkey to the popsicle stick.
Viola, turkey puppet! The cutest paper turkey craft!
Variables to Turkey Body
I realize that you may only have white paper at home so we created a few other variations of the template that you can print out with color and create the papercraft with just scissors and glue. All three versions are included in our turkey template
Other Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids You'll Love
- Teepee Craft
- Pilgrim Hat Craft
- Leaf Bowl DIY
- Cinnamon Stick Candle Votive
- Pop-up Turkey Card Craft
- Thank You Bank
Download the Free Turkey Template
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- Cut out the pieces for the turkey from the PDF template.
- Glue the wings on both sides of the body. Then, glue the wattle and beak on the face.
- Glue the head with the body. Allow the glue to dry.
- Meanwhile, fold and join the ends of the papers strips to create teardrop shapes. Fold all the pieces like this for the tail.
- First, take one piece of the tail and glue it on the middle of the turkey's back.
- Then, glue the rest of the pieces for the tail around the back. Attach googly eyes to turkey face.
- Attached paper turkey to the popsicle stick to create a puppet.
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