If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and perfect last minute Thanksgiving craft that kids can get creative with, this Folded Paper Turkey Craft is a simple paper craft that requires little more than one sheet of paper and a marker.
We’ve made some really fun turkey crafts. Like our https://ourkidthings.com/cardboard-yarn-wrapped-turkey-craft/, this Handprint Turkey Paper Plate Wreath, our Clothespin Leaf Turkey Craft, and this adorable Paper Plate Turkey Craft. And now this Folded Paper Turkey Craft is a great way to include paper in your Thanksgiving crafting!
For our Folded Paper Turkey Craft you will need cardstock in your choice of fall colors, small googly eyes, a black marker, glue, and scissors. You could also decorate further with other colored markers, pompoms, buttons, paints, and the like.
Folded Paper Turkey Craft
- Cardstock – red, orange, yellow, purple, etc.
- Small googly eyes
- Black marker
Begin by making a square of cardstock.
An easy way to do this is to form the cardstock into an equal triangle then trim away the excess.
Move the fold down about an inch, so the front is a bit smaller than the back.
Now bend the front tip down to form another triangle for the turkey’s head.
Cut in at a slight angle down to the main fold where the points of the head triangle meet. See above image.
Fold the cut flaps back so the turkey stands.
Create the turkey’s design with a black marker.
Add a beak with the black marker. Also glue on googly eyes.
Using the same color cardstock, cut two feet shape. Also cut a snood shape.
Glue the feet to the bottom back of the turkey and bend up. Glue the snood behind the beak.
Be sure to check out more of our fun Thanksgiving crafts at Our Kid Things!