Here we are back with another easy paper plate turkey for you- this cute Thanksgiving craft painted with bubble wrap! We’ve shared a few bubble wrap activities before because they’re such a fun way to reuse any packaging you receive and I can’t resist paper plate crafts either as they’re a really cheap way to craft with kids. I love the colours in this craft and the effect it gives – perfect for creating some easy Thanksgiving crafts.
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Easy Paper Plate Turkey
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This bubble wrap craft is super easy make but if you’d like to see how I made it you can check it out on the video below. Prefer to read your instructions? No problem, you’ll find them underneath as well as some more easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids and some suggestions for fantastic Thanksgiving books to share with your child. Like this post? Make sure you bookmark it or pin an image so you’ve got it to hand when you need it.
This paper plate turkey is super easy to make, start by painting your bubble wrap, younger kids will find this easier if you use a bigger paintbrush. I’ve used some fall colours for this and it’s a great excuse to talk with your child about color mixing, what happens if the red and yellow paints mix together?
Once you’ve painted your bubble wrap turn it over and press it down paint side onto your paper plate. While you wait for the paint to dry why not share one of the Thanksgiving stories below?
When your paint is dry cut out the turkeys body from brown paper and stick it onto your paper plate using a glue stick. Add some googly eyes, a beak made from orange cardstock and a snood from red cardstock and your craft is done!
More Paper Plate Turkey Ideas:
Thanksgiving books for kids:
Thanksgiving is a great excuse for sharing some special time with your kids enjoying a story together – why not check out these Thanksgiving books for kids which all look great!
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie by Alison Jackson
The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing
More Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids:
This paper bag turkey makes a great DIY puppet too
Still got some paper plates hanging round? Why not check out this movable Mayflower Ship paper plate craft.
Finally our round up of Thanksgiving activities for toddlers is full of inspiration for younger kids