Need an simple preschool turkey craft? This easy Turkey Paper Craft for Kids is so cute!
Children will love creating their very own paper turkey with moveable wings! It’s a super simple fun Thanksgiving craft for kids with the free printable template.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we are busy making all kinds of holiday crafts and fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids!
We tend to do a lot pilgrim activities and focus on the First Thanksgiving, but of course, this is a great time to talk about turkeys!
This simple fall craft for kids is perfect for practicing cutting skills and fine motor skills. And of course, coloring is a great way to help little ones practice pencil grip and build hand strength.
This turkey craft can be done two ways. I’ve provided a printable that can be used for both versions. One is the original version where you cut out the entire turkey (for older kids) and the other is a simplified cutting version for younger kids!
I hope that this simple turkey craft comes in handy this holiday season! My kids really enjoyed these cute turkeys and of course playing with them afterwards!
Alright, let’s dive into our cute little turkeys craft idea. It’s so much fun!
Supplies for Easy Turkey Paper Craft
For this adorable paper turkey craft, you will need the following craft supplies:
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- Free Turkey Template PDF printed on white paper (You can access it in the free Resource Library, available to all of my email subscribers. Not on my email list? There’s a form at the bottom of the post)
- Brads also called paper fasteners (You only need 1 brad for each craft.)
- Child safe Scissors – We love the Fiskars brand.
- Crayons (We love the Crayola brand!)
- Optional: Googly Eyes and glue (for added fun!)
- Optional: white cardstock paper – You may wish to print this project on cardstock to make it more durable!
Preschool Turkey Craft Instructions
First, print out the Turkey craft template from the Resource Library (free to my email subscribers! If you haven’t joined yet my email list yet, there’s a box to join below!)
You can print this turkey template onto regular paper or you can use card stock to make it more durable.
Alright, now it’s time to color your Thanksgiving turkey crafts! Show your child how to color the turkey feathers with vibrant colors.
Encourage them to use brown for the turkey body (if you like!)
Remind them that turkey’s usually have a red wattle (that part that hangs down from their chin) and a yellow or orange beak.
Of course, you can let your child’s creativity run wild and have a purple turkey too! This is a great opportunity to take about the turkey parts and help kids learn more about turkeys!
Next, it’s time to cut. Give your kids child-safe scissors (we love Fiskars brand!) and have them cut out both the wing and the turkey body.
Once they have cut out the wing and the body, help them attach the turkey’s wing to the appropriate place on the turkey’s body with a brad.
If you’d like a simple version for little kids, simply have them cut on the line and then cut out the wing. The project is instantly easier if they don’t have to cut out the entire turkey! You can still attach the wing with a brad.
It’s optional, but if you like, you can add a googly eye to give your turkey paper craft a little more personality.
And that’s it! An easy peasy cute turkey craft! I hope your little ones enjoy making their own turkey and that these make fun Thanksgiving decorations for your home or school!
More Thanksgiving Preschool Activities
Looking for more easy Thanksgiving craft ideas and activities?
Be sure to check out this adorable Thanksgiving Corn Craft. Kids paint the bubble wrap different colors to make a fun multicolored corn craft.
For more Thanksgiving fun be sure to grab these free Turkey Coloring Pages. These are a fun way to keep kids of all ages busy at the Thanksgiving table. My kids love to both color and paint these. What fun for Thanksgiving!
One of our favorite Thanksgiving activities is this Pie Sensory Bin. Younger children will enjoy mixing, scooping, and creating their own pretend pies for Thanksgiving dinner.
Another fun craft idea for young kids is this Pilgrim Hat Headband. Kids will enjoy these easy paper crafts that are fun to wear on Thanksgiving Day! There’s both a full color version and a Color you Own Pilgrim hat version available.
Don’t miss these Free Printable Thanksgiving Dot to Dots. Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, these easy connect the dots pages are great for number recognition and just plain fun! There’s a pilgrim hat, a piece of pie, a pilgrim boy and girl, as well as a turkey!
You can find an amazing list of 56 Free Thanksgiving Printables here. Tons of amazing ideas for the Thanksgiving holiday including printable games, crafts, worksheets, and coloring pages. You are sure to find the perfect printable for your child or classroom.
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