If you only make one craft in the lead up to Thanksgiving then I think it has to be a turkey craft but with that period can also come a lot of rushing around and busyness, our free cut and paste turkey craft printable is therefore here to save the day!
This printable craft is a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills and you can also use it as a great prompt for thinking about all the things and people in your life that you’re thankful for.
The PDF file is free to download and you can print as many copies as you like so as well as it being perfect for using at home it’s also great for preschools and classroom use.
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Turkey Craft Printable
With cooler weather and lots of yummy food to look forward to, Thanksgiving is a really fun time of year and it’s one that both kids and adults look forward to.
Our build a turkey craft is a great way for you to spend some time together having and you can also use it as a way to reflect on who and what you are thankful for.
You’ll find the simple step by step instructions for this paper turkey craft below but you’ll also find them written on the craft template.
- Turkey craft printable printed onto white paper or cardstock
- Coloring materials – markers, crayons or coloring pencils
Cut and Paste Turkey Craft
Print your template onto white cardstock or paper. Cardstock can be a little harder to cut but it will make your finished craft a little more durable so it’s up to you which one you prefer.
Next grab your coloring materials and color in your turkey. Go for browns, yellows, reds and orange and don’t forget to color in the beak and cheeks on your turkey’s face as well as your turkey’s feathers.
Carefully cut out all of the different parts of your turkey.
Using school glue or a glue stick you can now glue the feathers onto your turkey. Do this onto the back of the turkey’s body in a fan formation.
If you like you could also use these as decorations for your Thanksgiving dinner and write people’s names on them to use them as place markers or you could turn this into a thankfulness craft by writing someone or something on each feather that you are thankful for.
More Fun Thanksgiving Activities
We have loads of fun ways for you to celebrate Thanksgiving together with easy crafts and activities that you and your kids will love.
If you want to make sure you really notice everything that’s going on around you then why not check out this free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt?
There are seventeen themed items to find and you can color each one as you find them including fall eaves, pumpkin pie and footballs.
It’s a great activity to do with kids of all ages as older kids can read the words while younger children will recognise the pictures.
We’ve made lots of turkey crafts but I think my favorite has to be this paper plate turkey handprint craft.
Using handprints makes it a really fun way to create a cute keepsake and you could use the body of the turkey on this printable for your paper plate craft too.
Finally these free printable Thanksgiving notes are a great way to let people know that you appreciate them.
With two different designs you can cut and color these printables then give them to friends, family or care workers to let them know how much they mean to us, plus who wouldn’t appreciate a cute colorful turkey from your kid!
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