With a few supplies you can create Paper Plate Turkeys to get into the Thanksgiving spirit this year. This is a super duper easy craft to do. My girls and I had so much fun making our turkeys together. I will save these and pull them out in future years.
Materials Required to Make Paper Plate Turkeys
- Tissue Paper – I found crafting tissue paper at JoAnns for $3.99. Using a 50% coupon dropped the price to $2.00. (Find current printable Craft Store Coupons here)
- Construction Paper
- Googley Eyes (optional, but very cute!)
- Paper Plates (cut in half)
- Glue or a glue paste mixture (see the Glitter Pumpkin tutorial for more on the Modge Podge like mixture that I make for craft projects)
Thanksgiving Craft – How to Make Paper Plate Turkeys
- Cut the paper plate (or you can use a bowl) in half. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Cut the tissue paper into small squares or rectangles. You really don’t need a lot.
- Glue the tissue paper to the plate using the glue from the bottle or a paintbrush and the watered down glue mixture.
- Cut a circle out of brown paper. This will be the head.
- Cut a triangle for a beak out of orange paper. Cut out some legs too!
- Cut a waddle/gobble (what IS that thing called?) out of red.
- Glue it all together!
Thanksgiving Reading Materials
This was a very easy craft for my daughters (elementary school) to complete. If you are looking for Thanksgiving crafts check out this Thanksgiving Craft | Make a Stuff the Turkey Game and these Pine Cone Turkeys
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I think you are confusing contact paper and tissue paper.
This is such a cute craft!
Jacqui Odell says
They turned out very cute. It looks like some simple and easy. I might do this with my girls this friday.
Alaina Bullock says
I remember making these as a kid! They did a wonderful job! So cute and colorful!I;d love to get that book, too. I bet it has so many great crafts!
Looks like an easy, fun craft to make with the kids this Thanksgiving.
Those turned out so cute!!! What a perfect fall activity to do with my preschooler!