Button Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Button Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post is all about working your Arty Crafty Kids fine motor skills, by adding decorative buttons to their Turkey’s feathers.

This craft also encourages children to play with colour (matching buttons to coloured feathers), shape and space, where they will need to use their problem-solving skills to correctly fit buttons within the feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft: Materials

White Cardstock
Decorative Buttons
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

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The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Button Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens – it’s entirely up to your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Begin sticking the decorative buttons to the feathers.

This is a fun exercise for matching colours and playing with shape and space.

Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem-solving skills to work out how the buttons will fit within each feather – using a variety of different types of buttons will help to make the craft more engaging!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Continue working those fine motor skills to fill the remaining feather space until each is full with pretty buttons!

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter and get art & craft, club membership and Arty Crafty Box updates!

This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with buttons to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Button Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

 

 

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This version of our Turkey series focusses entirely on fine motor skills. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a wonderful exercise for strengthening the muscles within the hand and developing hand-eye coordination.

To extend the project further, children can work on creating patterns and consider symmetry within the creative process.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Tissue Paper – Autumn Shades of Orange, Red, Yellow and Brown
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint the turkey body and facial elements (Turkey Template Part 2) and then cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Tear, scrunch, roll and stick the tissue paper onto the surrounding turkey feathers.

Older children may prefer creating small, tight and compact balls of tissue paper and younger children will go for big, lose and spaced out- both are perfect!

Painting the feathers first may help younger children and they also can match the tissue paper to the correct feather colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Fill the turkey with tissue paper until the feathers are complete.

To extend the project further, introduce the concept of symmetry and encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to create patterns within the feathers using tissue paper.


To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter and get art & craft, club membership and Arty Crafty Box updates!

This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with tissue paper to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Tissue Paper Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print Turkey or /and Button Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!