Celebrate Thanksgiving by getting creative with this collection of fun and educational turkey paper plate crafts! Perfect for kids of all ages, these crafts are a great way to teach children about the different parts of a turkey and how to use scissors, glue, and other crafting materials. Using a paper plate as the base, they will practice cutting out feathers, and attaching googly eyes, a beak, and feet to make colorful turkey creations!
1. Turkey Art Project
Start by creating the turkey’s body by painting the paper plate using cotton balls dipped in a variety of autumnal colors. Next, add a few finishing touches, like a beak and googly eyes, to bring your turkey to life.
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2. Quality Time Turkey Craft
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to create special family memories by creating this beautiful craft! First, gather some colorful feathers and arrange them on your plate to create the turkey’s tail. To add some sparkle, grab some fun sequins and glue them onto the plate to create a dazzling pattern. Finally, use googly eyes and construction paper for the turkey’s eyes and beak.
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3. Paper Plate Turkey With Paper Strip Feathers
To make this turkey feather gratitude craft, cut out construction paper feathers before having kids write on each feather the things they are grateful for. Once finished, attach the feathers to a turkey body to create a fun and festive gratitude craft!
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4. Paper Plate Turkey For a Special Holiday Display
To make this fun and colorful turkey craft for the holiday season, first paint the plate with watercolors in a variety of rainbow colors. Once dry, cut out a turkey body and head shape from the plate. Finally, glue on googly eyes and a beak made from construction paper.
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5. Paper Plate Leaf Craft
To make this textured craft, carefully glue the fall leaves onto the plate, making sure they are securely attached. You can also add some additional embellishments such as googly eyes, a beak, and a wattle showcasing the beautiful colors of the fall season.
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6. Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Grab a paper plate, some construction paper, paint, and some googly eyes. Paint the plate brown, add the eyes, and then roll it up into a prism to make the turkey’s body. Add some colored paper feathers and a beak, and voila! A 3D turkey decoration!
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7. Turkey With Tissue Paper Feathers
Why throw out your tissue paper scraps when you can create this eco-friendly turkey? Once all the tissue paper feathers are glued on, use scissors to cut out the turkey’s head, beak, and wattle.
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8. Paper Turkey Wreath
Get ready for Thanksgiving with this easy and fun turkey wreath craft! Using the free handprint template and some paper plates, you’ll have a festive decoration in no time. Cut, glue, and add some colorful construction paper feathers for a playful turkey touch.
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9. Fork Painted Turkey Craft
Have kids dip a fork in paint and press it onto paper to create the turkey’s feathers. Add googly eyes, a beak, and a wattle for the face. This craft is a fun and educational activity for children to learn about the different parts of a turkey and improve their fine motor skills.
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10. Pilgrim Turkey
To make this cute turkey character, cut out a turkey shape from the plate and add a black construction paper hat to the top. Why not use this craft as an opportunity to teach kids about the history of Thanksgiving?
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11. Turkey Car
Simply paint half of a paper plate, add the turkey face and tail feathers, and attach some wheels. Voila! Your very own turkey car to race around the house!
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12. Turkey Shape Craft
Cut out different shapes like circles, triangles, and rectangles from different colored construction paper before gluing them onto a paper plate to create the turkey’s feathers before adding googly eyes and a beak to complete the turkey’s face.
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13. Yarn and Paper Plate Craft
Cut out a turkey shape from the plate before stringing through fall-colored yarn for feathers. For a finishing touch, add googly eyes, and a beak and waddle made from construction paper. Enjoy your turkey creation!
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14. Turkey Feather Name Practice
To make this clever turkey feather plate, kids can cut out colorful construction paper feathers and glue them onto a plain plate before using a marker to spell out their names. Add googly eyes and a beak cut out of construction paper for a playful touch!
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15. Toilet Paper Roll And Plate Craft
Create a multicolor turkey by gluing tissue paper squares onto half of a paper plate before attaching the feathers to the paper roll body. Add a beak, eyes, and wattle to complete the turkey. Have fun painting and decorating your recycled creation!
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16. Paper Plate Turkey Hat
Start by cutting your paper plate in half before painting and adding turkey feathers from construction paper. Add a turkey face with googly eyes and paper beak and wattle before wearing it as a festive Thanksgiving accessory!
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17. Color Match Turkey
Cover a paper plate with brown paint before adding different colored feathers cut out of card stock. Add googly eyes and a beak to complete the turkey. Finally, supply kids with a variety of colored dots to match the turkey feathers!
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18. Pom Pom Printed Turkey
Dip your pompoms in various colors of paint before dabbing them onto your paper plate turkey. Once dry, you can cut out the turkey’s body from the brown paper before adding googly eyes, and a construction paper beak and wattle.
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19. Turkey Fruit Loop Craft
Begin by tracing your hand to create the turkey shape on the paper plate. Then, glue the Fruit Loops onto the plate in the shape of feathers. Your creative turkey craft is now complete and ready for display!
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20. Turkey Puppet
Paint a paper plate brown before attaching scrapbook paper in various patterns for feathers. Don’t forget to add googly eyes, an orange wattle, and a yellow beak before cutting out two small holes for fingers. Now you’re ready for a fun theatrical performance!
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