Crafts for Kids Fall Kindergarten Preschool Thanksgiving Toddler Turkey

Torn Paper Turkey Craft

You will love this super cute, easy to make torn Paper Turkey Craft. This craft uses simple supplies that you might already have around the house! In just a few easy steps you’ll have a cute little Turkey craft for kids just in time to decorate for Thanksgiving. Use this with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade children.

You will love this super cute, easy to make torn Paper Turkey Craft. This craft uses simple supplies that you might already have around the house! In just a few easy steps you'll have a cute little Turkey craft for kids just in time to decorate for Thanksgiving. Use this with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade children.

Paper Turkey Craft

This easy turkey craft is a great fine-motor craft. Get those little fingers moving by tearing bits of paper and sticking them onto the paper plate to make colorful feathers! and fun-to-make turkey craft is fun for kids to make! Use this adorable paper turkey craft with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners too.

whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this paper plate craft to celebrate fall, autumn or a Thanksgiving theme too!

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Construction Paper Turkey

All you need to make this super cute turkey craft for preschoolers are the following materials:

  • dessert-sized paper plate
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • clothespin
  • googly eyes

It doesn’t matter what color the small paper plate is because it will be covered with paper pieces. Feel free to use any colors you’d like for the construction paper pieces. We used traditional Fall colors, but it would also be fun to make a colorful turkey!

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T is for Turkey

Before starting this craft with the kids, I cut out a small triangle-shaped beak, and a long, wiggly oval shape for the gobbler/wattle. Older kids may be able to cut these out on their own.

  • First, glue the gobbler/wattle onto the top of the clothespin (the part that opens), as shown.
  • Glue the triangular beak on top of the wattle.
  • Finally, glue the eyes above the beak and wattle. This completes the turkey’s body.

Next, we made the torn-paper pieces together. An easy way to do this is to tear strips in the paper first, and then tear off bits from each strip. After tearing bits of paper, it’s time to put your turkey together!

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Turkey Craft for Toddlers

Now it’s time to glue the torn paper pieces onto the turkey to make feathers.

Spread glue all around the top of the paper plate, and then glue the paper pieces onto the plate, overlapping the pieces as you glue them down. Sometimes it helps to dip the pieces into the glue to help them stick onto the plate.

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Turkey Crafts for Kids

After the surface of the plate is covered in the torn-paper pieces, complete your turkey by simply opening the clothespin and attaching it onto the plate. You can use more glue to make it more secure if you’d like.

Now your turkey is complete! This cute little turkey makes a great Thanksgiving decoration and even stands on it’s own.

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If you are looking for a mouthwatering recipe that uses up leftover turkey, you will go nuts over this EASY Turkey Pot Pie Recipe.  I have been known to cook a whole turkey just to get leftover meat to make this flavorful recipe for dinner.  AMAZING Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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