Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when kids are eager to explore their creativity and engage in fun activities. Craft projects are an excellent way for children to come together and create something that adds joy to their Thanksgiving celebrations.

One delightful craft idea for kids is the Turkey Paper Plate Craft. This holiday craft allows children to express their artistic talents while bringing a festive touch to their homes or classrooms during Thanksgiving.

By engaging in this fun Thanksgiving craft, kids can enhance their motor skills as they paint and cut pieces needed for the turkey. They will also learn the importance of following instructions as they assemble the craft. 

Most importantly, this craft enables children to create something meaningful and personalized, adding a special touch to their Thanksgiving festivities.

turkey-craft-2 Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Looking for a fun and engaging Thanksgiving activity for preschoolers? Look no further than the delightful Turkey Paper Plate Craft! Paper plate crafts are perfect for little ones to enjoy at home, school, the library, or daycare.

With this activity, younger kids can get creative and make their own adorable turkey using a paper plate, coffee filter, and paint. It’s a fun way to incorporate hands-on learning and artistic expression into Thanksgiving celebrations.

Watercolor Turkey Craft

You don’t need many things to get this Thanksgiving paper plate craft started! With just a few simple supplies, your young kids will have a lot of fun creating this easy paper plate turkey craft to display this holiday season.

Supplies

  • 1 small paper plate
  • 1 coffee filter
  • watercolor paints
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • googly eyes
  • brown craft paint

Directions

Cut a paper plate in half. Paint one half of the paper plate brown, and set it aside to dry. Save the other half for later. You’ll need it for the end of this wonderful paper plate turkey craft.

Using watercolors, paint a coffee filter. The coffee filter will absorb the water easily so you won’t need a lot! Allow it to dry.

The best part about this step is that each coffee filter will be unique because of the way the colors blend on the coffee filter.

coffee-filter-craft Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Once the coffee filter is dry, cut in half and glue to the brown paper plate.

From the other half of the paper plate, cut out a circle for the turkey’s head and paint it brown.

Now, cut out a small triangle beak and a wavy wattle from the paper plate scraps.

Paint the turkey’s beak orange and red wattle.

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Once all the pieces are dry, assemble the turkey’s face. Glue on two google eyes, the beak and wattle.

Now your adorable turkey craft is complete! Your little ones will enjoy putting these turkeys on display. They’d even make great place cards for your Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Turkey Activities

Looking to extend the holiday fun with some turkey activities for preschoolers? Why not create an entire Thanksgiving unit study to accompany this simple paper plate turkey? Read on for some fantastic ideas to kickstart your preschoolers’ Thanksgiving learning adventure!

By incorporating engaging activities and crafts like this fun turkey craft, you can create a comprehensive and exciting Thanksgiving unit study. From reading Thanksgiving-themed books to exploring the history of the holiday, there are plenty of educational and fun activities to keep your preschoolers entertained.

So, gather your materials and get ready to embark on a Thanksgiving adventure with your little ones. And don’t forget to check out our collection of Thanksgiving-themed books and resources to enhance the learning experience even further!

Turkey Books for Preschool

Ignite your little ones’ excitement for Thanksgiving and encourage their love for reading with our selection of Thanksgiving-themed books for preschoolers. These books capture the spirit of Thanksgiving, teaching kids about gratitude, history, and the tradition of giving. 

Each book offers vibrant illustrations and engaging stories, making them perfect for preschool-aged children. Click on the links below to explore these delightful Thanksgiving reads.

Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it?

A Plump and Perky Turkey – Turkeys around Squawk Valley just don’t jump into pots anymore—they are way too smart for that. So the townspeople hatch a clever plan. They host a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and lure a vain bird into town by advertising for an artist’s model. Peter the Turkey, proud of his well-stuffed form, takes the bait but doesn’t fall for the trap.

T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story – Little ones will love learning about Thanksgiving in Tanya Lee Stone’s newest shaped alphabet book. Join in as the elementary school puts on a play that tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.

watercolor-turkey Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Simple crafts like this one are more than just a festive holiday project. It’s an opportunity to create meaningful experiences and interactions with your younger children, aiding their development while crafting cherished holiday memories. 

From painting and cutting to gluing and assembling, this cute little turkey craft offers young children a chance to exercise their fine motor skills in a fun and engaging way. So, gather your materials and start creating some cute turkeys with your little ones today! 

Remember that this isn’t just about creating a simple Thanksgiving craft, but about the joy and growth that comes from the process. 

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