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

on October 31, 2021

Paper Turkey

Difficulty: Medium
Great for

1st to 7th grade

Total time



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!

For this craft you will need

How to make craft

  • First you will need a few stripes from each of the colored sheets. 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. 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.
  • Now to create the tail 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 and you will need to repeat the procedure 4 more times mixing the colors as you want.
  • At the end attach all the pieces together using stapler or glue to create the tail
  • 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.
  • Glue the goggly eyes on the head of the 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.

Craft Video


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