Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Gobble, Gobble!  Here is a fun Thanksgiving Turkey craft for kids that fits in perfectly with Thanksgiving and Autumn.  They look so cute and a little silly and great to hang on a window or as part of your Thanksgiving decorations. 


What you'll need:

  • Paper plate – dinner size

  • Construction paper: red, orange, yellow, brown, purple

  • White  glue/glue stick

  • Tape

  • Googly eyes

  • Scissors


How to make it:

  1. Print out the turkey pattern pieces and cut the pieces out of the colored paper indicated on the pattern.

  2. To assemble the turkey we will start by adding the feathers.  Apply a stream of white glue along the rim of the paper plate to about half of it.

  3. Lay the feathers along the glue on the rim of the plate, and secure the ends with tape. Overlap the feathers if desired.


  1. Glue the brown body piece to the paper plate covering over the taped ends of the feathers.



  1. Tuck the turkey legs underneath the brown leg sections and secure them with a glue stick or tape.



  1. Glue on the purple tummy body piece on top of the brown body piece with glue stick.

  2. Next, attach the redhead and neck piece on top of the purple body piece with a glue stick.




  1. Attach the two red front wings to the turkey with a glue stick, tucking them slightly under the purple section.


  1. Add the beak and red gobble piece to the head.

  2. Glue on large size googly eyes above the beak

  3. To hang your turkey, use a hole punch and make a hole in the back top of the turkey, and attach a string to hang.

Easy print version 


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