Turkeys are such a fun craft subject this time of year. And they can be a great way to learn colors, too, with our Matching Colors Paper Plate Turkey Craft!
A perfect way to get little ones excited for Thanksgiving, they’ll have so much fun making their Matching Colors Paper Plate Turkey Craft and sorting all the colors for the feathers that they probably won’t even realize it’s a teaching tool, too. Then, when all the feather colors have been matched, move on to the next holiday with our Color Match Santa Hat!
For this Matching Colors Paper Plate Turkey Craft you will need a large paper plate as well as a small paper plate. Then, cardstock in red, blue, orange, green, white, and yellow. Or whatever colors you choose if you’d like different colors. The rest of the supplies include colored pencils, brown paint, 1” circle hole punch, scissors, and hot glue.
Matching Colors Paper Plate Turkey Craft
- paper plates – large and small
- cardstock – red, blue, orange, green, white and yellow
- colored pencils
- brown craft paint
- 1” circle hole punch
- hot glue or craft glue
First, paint the top of each plate brown and let dry.
Glue your small brown play to the bottom of your large brown plate.
Cut out a large yellow triangle and a red wattle and 2 white eyes with a hole punch. Glue the eyes, beak and wattle onto the smaller brown plate. Color in the center of the eyes with an orange pencil.
Carefully cut a white large plate in slices like pizza and round each corner, these will be the feathers. Color each feather a different color with your colored pencils.
Glue the bottom of each feather behind the top of your large brown paper plate.
Now use the hole punch to make lots of different colored circles from your colored card stock and have the kids match the circles to the feather and glue them on with a glue stick.
Be sure to find more turkey crafts and other Thanksgiving ideas at Our Kid Things!