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If you’re looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your preschoolers, look no further! This water color paper plate turkey craft is so easy to make.
Paper plate crafts are so much fun for little ones to create. Watercolors are fun, too. When you combine the two with this watercolor turkey paper plate craft, you’ve got the making of a wonderfully unique Thanksgiving activity your preschoolers will love!
Paper Plate Turkey Craft
You don’t need many things to get this Thanksgiving paper plate craft started! With just a few simple craft supplies, your preschoolers will be on their way to creating one-of-a-kind paper plate turkeys to display this holiday season.
What You’ll Need
• 1 paper plate
• 1 coffee filter
• water color paints
• google eyes
• brown craft paint
What You’ll Do
Cut a paper plate in half. Paint one half of the plate brown, and set it aside to dry. Save the other half for later. You’ll need it for the end of the 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.
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 triangle beak orange and the wattle red.
Once all the pieces are dry, assemble the turkey’s face. Glue on two google eyes, the beak and wattle.
Now your paper plate turkey is complete! Your little ones will enjoy putting these turkeys on display. They’d even make great place cards for your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Enhance Your Thanksgiving Activities
You may be able to find more Thanksgiving preschool activities at a local store. If you have a hard time finding what you are looking for, you can order these items by clicking on the images below.
Our Favorite Turkey Books
• 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.