We love holiday crafts around here! There’s just something about crafting around holidays that’s just so much fun. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I wanted to think of a simple but fun craft that the kiddos in the family could make while the Thanksgiving food is being prepared….something to occupy a little of their time! This Paper Plate Turkey Craft makes a cute turkey hat that can be worn all day. Plus, there’s little to no mess with this turkey paper plate craft which is a huge bonus, right moms?!
Turkey Paper Plate Craft Tutorial: A Fun Turkey Hats Craft!
Materials Needed For Paper Plate Turkey Craft:
- Paper Plates (in several different colors)
- Large Googly Eyes
There are only a few simple craft supplies needed for this turkey plate craft. Go ahead and round those up and place them on a clear work space area.
How To Make This Paper Plate Turkey Hat Thanksgiving Craft:
If your child isn’t great with scissors yet, you can go ahead and cut out the pieces that they will need for their turkey paper plate crafts. That way all young kids have to do is the gluing. If an adult will be helping with these paper plate turkey crafts then there is no need to pre-cut materials. You can supervise while the younger kids use the scissors and it is great practice to improve their fine motor skills.
You want to start with a paper plate for the turkey body. If you are like us and don’t have a brown plate, just grab your brown paint and give it a thin coat. I cut a paper plate in half and let the kids paint it brown. No paint? A brown marker will be just fine. Once your paper plate half is colored brown, set it aside to dry.
Next, cut out the “feathers” for your turkey. I sketched a feather out and then traced the rest. We used a variety of paper plate colors for the turkey’s feathers. Use what you have for this simple Thanksgiving craft. Cardstock paper will work well in place of the plates if that is what you have on hand.
After you’ve got the turkey feathers cut out, let your kiddos grab the glue and start gluing the tail feathers onto your brown paper plate. We glued each feather to the backside of the plate and alternated colors.
Once the feathers are glued on, glue your turkey’s googly eyes. For the turkey’s beak, just cut a triangle out of orange construction paper or colored card stock. Or use plain white paper and color it orange with a marker or acrylic paint.
Finally, grab your twine and cut 2 holes on either side of the turkey body. Run your twine on the backside of the turkey body and tie knots on each side. You’re done!
You now have a Plate Turkey Craft and the kids will have a blast running around in their DIY turkey hats all day.
Simple crafts are a lot of fun to make and great way to spend quality time with younger children. These paper plate Thanksgiving crafts are perfect for young children. Do you think you will try this fun paper plate turkey craft for kids?