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 paper plate turkey craft which is a huge bonus, right moms?!
Paper Plate Turkey Craft Tutorial- A Fun Turkey Hat!
- Paper Plates (turkey colors)
- Google Eyes
How To Make This Cute Turkey Paper Plate Thanksgiving Craft
If your child isn’t great with scissors yet, you can go ahead and cut out the pieces that they will need so all they have to do is the gluing. If an adult will be helping with this craft then no need to pre-cut materials.
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 feathers. Use what you have!
After you’ve got the feathers cut out, let your kiddos grab the glue and start gluing the 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 google eyes and a little beak.
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 Paper Plate Turkey Craft and the kids will have a blast running around in their DIY turkey hats all day.
This paper plate thanksgiving craft is perfect for young children. Do you think you will try this fun paper plate turkey craft for kids?