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DIY Craft: How to Make a Paper Turkey Just In Time For Thanksgiving


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Paper Turkey

Learn how to make a paper turkey with a few simple supplies. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video at end of post showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

  • Estimate time to make is 45 minutes
  • Great for K –7th grade girls

Paper Turkey Supplies

How to make craft

  1. First you will need a few stripes from each of the colored sheets to make your paper turkey. Take your ruler and measure 1/2 on both sides on let’s say yellow sheet of paper. Connect the dots and cut the stripe. 
Paper turkey step 1
  1. Repeat the same procedure on the other colors, orange and red sheets. I had 4 stripes of each color. If you think you have less than you need you can always cut more.
Paper turkey step 2
  1. To create the tail of your paper turkey you will need 3 stripes in different colors for one section of the tail. So start by cutting one of the stripes in half, cut the other to be bigger than the half and use the third stripe as it is. Fold them in a way they reach the ends together and attach the ends using stapler. This is one section of the tail, 
Paper turkey step 4
  1. You will need to repeat the procedure from step 3 four more times mixing the colors as you want to make a very unique paper turkey.
Paper turkey step 4
  1. At the end attach all the pieces together using stapler or glue to create the tail of the paper turkey.
Paper turkey step 5
  1. Now draw the body of the turkey on a brown cardboard. Make sure it is proportionally big enough for the tale you’ve created previously. When you are happy with the drawn shape, cut it using scissors. 
Paper turkey step 6
  1. Glue the goggly eyes on the head of the paper turkey. Cut a wattle from the red paper and beak from the yellow paper. Attach them on the bottom of the head overlapping a little. And Glue body to the tail.
Paper turkey step 7

Craft Video

Do you need more great Thanksgiving craft ideas? Check out all these amazing ideas on my Thanksgiving Kid Craft Pinterest Board.

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