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Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Get your Thanksgiving art on with this adorable and super fun Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft! That’s a mouthful, right? A super long name for a really fun and colorful Thanksgiving toddler painting craft. 

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

This is a great Thanksgiving craft for toddlers and beyond. All you need to do is stamp some Thanksgiving paint colors around on a paper plate with cotton balls clasped in wood clothespins. There’s no rhyme or reason and really the more random the better. Then again, we just went random, but you could try patterns, too.

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

For our paper plate turkey craft, you will need paper plates, acrylic paint in assorted colors, brown, yellow, and red cardstock, medium-small googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey

You will also need cotton balls and wood clothespins to make the stamps.

Paper Plate Turkey Craft Supplies Needed

  • Paper plates
  • Acrylic paint – red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue
  • Cardstock – brown, yellow, red
  • Googly eyes, medium-small
  • Cotton balls
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Step by Step Directions

Set a paper plate on newspaper, or something to protect the surface you’re working on.

Gather stamps and paint.
Clasp cotton ball in clothespin to make stamp.

Clasp cotton balls in wood clothespins for every color used. We used red, orange, yellow, with touches of purple, green, and blue. Pour a generous amount of the paint in a paint palette or on a paper plate.

Dip cotton ball in paint and stamp paper plate.

Dip one of the cotton ball stamps in a paint color, then stamp on the paper plate.

Stamp with different colors of paint.

Stamp the paint on the paper plate with all the colors until the paper plate is filled in.

Let paint dry completely.

Let the paint dry completely.

Cut brown head shape, yellow beak, and red wattle.

While the paint is drying, cut a rectangle from brown cardstock. Round off one end of the rectangle. Also cut a yellow triangle for the beak and a red teardrop kind of shape, or just do an oval, from red cardstock.

Glue face shape to bottom of plate and add eyes, beak, and wattle.

Now, once the paint is dry, glue the rectangle towards the bottom of the paper plate. Finish your Thanksgiving turkey craft by adding eyes, the red wattle, and yellow beak.

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

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More Turkey Crafts for Kids

Looking for more turkey craft ideas? Be sure to check out our Paper Bag Turkey Craft, Watercolor Coffee Filter Turkey Craft, Potato Stamp Turkey Craft, and our Matching Colors Paper Plate Turkey Craft to name just a few of our many Thanksgiving crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Cotton Ball Stamp Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun and colorful paper plate turkey craft with a cotton ball stamp

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Acrylic paint - red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue
  • Cardstock - brown, yellow, red
  • Googly eyes, medium-small
  • Cotton balls
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Set a paper plate on newspaper, or something to protect the surface you’re working on.
  2. Clasp cotton balls in wood clothespins for every color used. We used red, orange, yellow, with touches of purple and green paint. Pour a generous amount of the paint in a paint palette or on a paper plate.
  3. Dip one of the cotton ball stamps in a paint color, then stamp on the paper plate.
  4. Stamp the paint on the paper plate with all the colors until the paper plate is filled in.
  5. Let the paint dry completely.
  6. While the paint is drying, cut a rectangle from brown cardstock. Round off one end of the rectangle.
  7. cut a yellow triangle for the beak and a red teardrop kind of shape, or just do an oval, from red cardstock.
  8. Now, once the paint is dry, glue the rectangle towards the bottom of the paper plate. 
  9. Finish your Thanksgiving turkey craft by adding eyes, the red wattle, and yellow beak.

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