Feathered Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Kids will have fun getting ready for Thanksgiving with this super cute and easy to make turkey craft.
Feathered Paper Plate Turkey Craft - this is such a cute, easy to make thanksgiving craft you can make with things from the dollar store. Perfect for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten

Every Thanksgiving, we have dinner at our house with all of our family and many of our friends. We love to decorate our house for the holiday with kid-made Thanksgiving crafts like this Feathered Paper Plate Turkey Craft.

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This colorful turkey craft is easy for children to create and makes an adorable decoration for your Thanksgiving table.

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feathers, construction paper, toilet paper roll, glue, google eyes


  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Feathers
  • Glue
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Brown Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
One of my favorite things about this Thanksgiving craft is that it is inexpensive to make. If you don’t already have the supplies at home, you can find everything you need at the dollar store.

cut a paper plate in half and glue feathers on

To begin making this Thanksgiving craft, cut a paper plate in half. Next, use the paint brush to spread glue all over the paper plate until it is completely covered. Then, place the feathers on top and gently press them down so they stick to the paper plate.

While the glue dries, cut the cardboard tube to the size turkey that you want to make. It’s always fun to make different sizes and create a family of turkeys. Next, paint the cardboard tube with the brown paint.

While the paint dries, cut a diamond out of the orange construction paper and fold it in half to make the turkey’s beak. Then, cut an oval out of the red paper for the turkey’s gobbler.

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After the paint dries, glue the beak in the middle of the cardboard tube. Next, glue the gobbler next to the beak. Then, glue the googly eyes above the beak. Finally, glue the cardboard tube to the paper plate. If you want your turkey to stand up, make sure that the bottom of the cardboard tube and paper plate line up.

This holiday, decorate your house with Thanksgiving crafts that your children create. This Feathered Paper Plate Turkey Craft is easy and fun for young children to make. Your Thanksgiving guests are sure to love it too!

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Karen taught preschool through 2nd grade before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two adventurous little boys.  She loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and simple crafts, play ideas, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes.  You can follow her on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.