Paper Cup Turkey Craft

When you think of Thanksgiving, you have to do a turkey craft. Our Paper Cup Turkey Craft is a great one to have on hand for the occasion! You could even have the kids put it together last minute on the big day while the food is cooking in the kitchen.

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We’ve also included a Free Printable Paper Cup Turkey Template to make this craft even easier. Simply print, trace onto your favorite turkey colors, cut, and paste together. A perfectly fun and easy Thanksgiving craft!

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Make a Turkey Craft with a Paper Cup

To make our turkey craft you will first need to print our free printable turkey template. The remainder of the supplies include construction paper in your favorite fall turkey colors, brown and orange acrylic paint, paper cup, glue, and scissors.

Paper Cup Turkey Craft Supplies Needed

  • Paper Cup Turkey Template
  • Construction paper – red, orange, yellow, etc.
  • Acrylic paint – brown, orange
  • Paper cup
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Step by Step Directions

Print the turkey template.

Turkey template pieces.

Select construction paper in your choice of colors for the turkey craft. The template includes patterns for the head and the tail feather parts. Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut out the traced pattern.

Glue large feathers.

Attach the big feather cutouts on the tail feather base cutout.

Glue smaller feathers inside large feathers.

Glue the small feather cutouts on the big ones to complete the tail feather pattern.

Glue beak and wattle on face circle.

Next, position the wattle and the beak cutouts on the head cutout.

Adhere eyes and blush cutouts, too.

Attach the eyes and blush cutouts on the head pattern, too.

Paint paper cup a turkey color.

Select a paper cup and make sure that the outer surface is clean and dry. If needed for colored cups, apply a base coat of white paint. Let dry. Paint the cup your turkey colors. We chose brown and orange. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Make two slits on bottom of feather cutout.

Now, cut small slits in the bottom side of the tail feather pattern.

Slide feathers onto cup and glue in place.

The bottom closed end of the paper cup will be the top end of the turkey craft. Attach the tail
feather pattern over the raised edges of the cup and glue in place.

Paper Cup Turkeys.

Finally, attach the head pattern on the front side of the cup.

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More Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for Kids

Need even more turkey crafts? Check out our Paper Plate Cone Turkey Craft, Potato Stamp Turkey Craft, Clothespin Leaf Turkey Craft, and our Cardboard Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft to name just a few of our many fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

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