Now that the excitement of dressing up for Halloween and trick or treating is over, it’s time to turn our attention to turkeys. Turkeys are fun, too, though. Especially these simple Paper Plate Turkeys!
Looking across Pinterest, you’ll find all kinds of turkey crafts this time of year. And we’ve made others in the past, as well. Our Old CD Fall Leaf Turkey Craft is very popular this time of year and I’m so glad others are enjoying them. These Paper Plate Turkeys may not be as shiny, but they’re definitely colorful and easy for all ages to make.
Made by first cutting a sturdy paper plate into 4 different sized pieces, you’ll then paint each a different color of the turkey. Add some large googly eyes, a beak, and a signature snood. That’s the red thing on the beak. And yes, I googled it.
Paper Plate Turkeys
- sturdy paper plate
- red, orange, yellow, and brown acrylic paint
- large googly eyes
- brown, orange, and red construction paper
First, start by cutting a paper plate in half. Then, cut one of the halves in half again. Put those two pieces aside. One of them will be the turkey’s body, the other will go in the middle of it’s back of feathers.
Cut a small triangle from the other half. You should now have 4 pieces of varying sizes.
Paint 3 of the pieces red, orange, and yellow. Paint the body piece brown. Let dry completely. Once dried, stack the colorful pieces larger, medium, smaller. Glue together. Also glue the tip part of the brown body piece to the front of the colored pieces.
Cut a circle of brown paper to fit the center of the pieces. Glue in place. Also adhere large googly eyes. Snip a square of orange paper and fold in half for the beak. Cut a snood from the red paper. This is like a teardrop or petal kind of shape. Glue the snood to the beak and then glue it all on the brown paper.
I’m really pleased with how our Paper Plate Turkeys craft turned out and I hope you all enjoy them, too! Be sure to check out more of our turkey, fall, and Thanksgiving crafts at Our Kid Things!