Paper Turkey Craft

Grab your scissors as we have another wonderful paper turkey craft idea to share with you.

This one can be made with or without our turkey paper craft template, which you can grab at the end of this tutorial.

Cute Paper Turkey Craft for Kids. Fun Thanksgiving or Fall activity for kids to make.

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Fall is the best time of the year to make some turkey crafts with kids, and this latest addition is perfect for kids in kindergarten to make.

Can’t you just see the wonderful classroom display made out of a ton of paper turkey crafts? We sure can!

We prepared a printable template, that comes really handy when working with younger kids whose scissor skills are not yet at the level of cutting out rounded and detailed shapes.

So use the template for younger kids to color in and have the older kids cut out their own turkey out of brown paper.

Ready? Let’s do some turkey crafting!

Paper Strips Turkey Craft for KidsHow to Make a Paper Turkey Craft

What you need:

  • brown construction paper OR our printable paper turkey craft template (you can grab it at the end of this tutorial)
  • a sheet of yellow paper (regular print paper is fine)
  • sheet of orange paper
  • a sheet of red paper
  • sheet of white heavier or construction paper
  • coloring supplies
  • scissors (paper trimmer is super handy too, especially if you are a teacher and want to prep this as an activity for your classroom)
  • glue

Step by Step Tutorial

Print out our paper turkey craft template or cut out a turkey shape out of brown paper.

Cut a whole bunch of yellow paper strips. The more the merrier!

We love working with paper trimmers when it comes to paper strips as it’s really easy and quick, perfect for teachers to prep this activity for a larger class.

No need to be super precise, we cut ours along the width of A4/letter-sized paper, and made them about a “thumb” wide.

Now move on to orange paper. Cut, cut, cut.

And lastly cut red paper.

Glue the ends of paper strips together to make “teardrop” shaped loops.

Now to make the turkey tail. Start with the yellow paper strips and glue them in a half-circle shape.

Now make another half circle shape inside the yellow one with the orange strips.

And one with red ones.

Color in the turkey craft template.

Cut it out.

Glue on the turkey feet if you are going to use them.

Apply a generous amount of glue on the back of the turkey body and press it down to the tail, allow the glue some time to set.

All done!

Paper Strips Turkey Craft

Watch the Video Tutorial


Get the Printable Paper Turkey Craft Template Here

Happy crafting!

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2 thoughts on “Paper Turkey Craft”

  1. Thank you so much for putting out fresh ideas. Teachers are constantly coming in to see the latest projects my students are making. I enjoy sending the projects home.

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