Cute Paper Turkey

Easy & Cute Paper Turkey (Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids)


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Looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft project? Why not try making a Cute Paper Turkey! This activity is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to show your love for the holidays. So, gather up some materials and get started! You’ll have a beautiful turkey decoration in no time.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers

There’s just something about Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers that makes the whole holiday season feel a little more special, don’t you think? Crafting with our little ones is such a fun way to connect and spend time together, and it also happens to be a great way to get them excited about the holiday. If you’re looking for some fun ideas, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for our Cute Paper Turkey crafts for kids.

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What you need:

  • Red colored sheet
  • Green colored sheet
  • Yellow colored sheet
  • Orange colored sheet
  • A white paper
  • Brown chart paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker

Cute Paper Turkey Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Step 1:

You will start by taking a piece of red-colored sheet. On it, you will cut out two raindrop shapes that should be at least medium-sized. You will again cut out the same two shapes on a yellow sheet. Now, you will cut out one identical shape on orange and green sheets.

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Then, on a brown chart paper, you will cut out a shape like the one shown in the picture. It should be somewhat similar to a bowling pin except for the fact that the base will be much rounder and the top a bit larger.

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Step 3:

You will now design the raindrop shapes in such a way as shown in the picture so that it somewhat resembles a flame.

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To make the eyes, you will require two white circles. For the feet that will be yellow, they will have that particular shape in which the toes at the base will be similar to a cumulus cloud but here the base will be puffy and the upper part to be flat.

Now you will cut out the snood of the turkey whose shape will also be similar to the body.

The beak will be cut on an orange sheet and will be similar to an upside-down raindrop.

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Step 5:

You will now stick the raindrop shapes to the back of the Cute Paper Turkey using glue. There is a specific pattern in which this will be done. Beginning from the left side, the first will be red, orange, yellow, and green. Then, from the top of the right side, the order will be green, yellow, orange, and red.

Step 6:

In the white eyes, you cut previously, you will color in it two little black circles which will then be attached to its face.

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Step 7:

The feet will be pasted on the side at the base.

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Step 8:

The snood will be fastened at the left side of the beak below the eyes.

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Step 9:

On the sides of the feathers or the large colorful flame you cut in step 1, you will jot down the things that you are thankful for.

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Congratulations! You just made a Cute Paper Turkey!

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Step-by-Step Tutorial of Thanksgiving Crafts

If you’re looking for a fun Thanksgiving project that will also get your kids thinking about the holiday, check out this cute paper turkey craft. It’s simple enough for young children to make with a little help from parents or older siblings, and it can be as simple or elaborate as you like. We hope you enjoy making these Cute Paper Turkeys as much as we enjoyed writing this article! Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving crafts? Please share them in the comments below – we would love to hear from you.

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