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Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Are you looking for a fun and easy craft this Thanksgiving Holiday? Our design your own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft is the perfect activity for children of all ages, with feathers to color, design or use as a template with recycled newspaper, colored paper or funky wrapping paper to make a truly unique and snazzy looking Thanksgiving Turkey!

All you need to do is download our handy template that can be found towards the end of the post and gather your materials!

Here’s what you need…

Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Template
Paper: Newspaper, Colored Paper, Scrap Paper etc
A Pair of Large Googley Eyes
Black Card Stock
PVA Glue
Scissors
Colored Pencils/Pens

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Step 1: Download the template, found towards the end of this post.

Print and color in the feathers!

If your Arty Crafty Kids are feeling particularly creative, they could fill in the remaining feathers with their own unique designs!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Step 2: Next, cut out the Turkey Template.

This is a great opportunity for young children to practice their cutting skills and with the design drawn with extra thick black lines to make it a little easier for small hands to follow.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Step 3: Experiment with the layout of the Turkey, either positioning the paper horizontally or vertically.

If you opt for a horizontal layout, the turkey body may need a trim!

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Step 4. Using a variety of colored paper and textures, draw around the template and cut out the paper shapes.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Step 5: Assemble the Turkey and secure the pieces with PVA glue, finishing off with a pair of googly eyes and beak.

And ta-da, the Thanksgiving Turkey is now complete!

Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft: Download

To download the Turkey Template, all you need to do is sign-up to our newsletter below and confirm your subscription.

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids have fun designing their Turkeys!

For more creative paper crafts, check out our popular ‘Cool Cat’ Newspaper Art and ‘Playful Pups’ Newspaper Art.

And be sure to join our Arty Crafty Kids Club on Facebook to show off the kids masterpieces!

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Design Your Own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

 

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