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Fun and Easy Paper Turkey Craft

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How adorable is this Turkey Craft? The best part is you can use the download with your Cricut Or Silhouette or with any other cutting machine. I have even included a free printable for those of you that don’t have a machine. You can grab either below.

orange and black buffalo plaid cardstock with paper turkey craft laying on it

Now you can Plan a special Thanksgiving Crafting day for the kiddos and add this cute turkey craft to your project lineup. Plus you will keep the little hands busy!

orange and black buffalo plaid cardstock with paper turkey craft laying on it

Free Printable Turkey Paper Craft and Cutting Machine Downloads

This craft with the cute and vibrant colored turkey feathers is perfect for older kids, or even the younger ones if you use your machine to cut out the pieces, it is really a super simple project.

orange and black buffalo plaid cardstock with paper turkey craft laying on it

I didn’t use construction paper because I wanted something a little more sturdy, but with just a few supplies this cute little thanksgiving craft came to light.

orange and black buffalo plaid cardstock with paper turkey craft laying on it

What do I need to make a Paper Turkey?

  • 65 lb weight cardstock (love using this when I have a project with a lot of colors, plus there are always great online prices and you can ship to store.)
    • white
    • black
    • orange
    • yellow
    • green
    • orange
    • red
  • Cutting Machine (if you are doing the printable version you can use scissors)
  • Glue Pen
  • Googly eyes (optional I cut the eyes with my machine)

Because of the simplicity of this craft, you can add it to your list of Thanksgiving craft ideas for the little people.

Plan a special Thanksgiving Crafting day for the kiddos and add this cute turkey craft to your project lineup. Plus you will keep the little hands busy! #thanksgiving #preschool #kids #fortoddlers #kindergarten #DIY #easy

Get the younger kids involved in a great way with these cute little turkeys. This would even be a fun crafty morning idea for kids of all ages or get the whole family involved. You could find a way to prop it up and make it a cute centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Dinner table.

Grab my free turkey template, you can download either a printable PDF or SVG files for Cricut too. You can also swap out the paper eyes for big googly eyes too.

This turkey papercraft is a wonderful way to exercise fine motor skills in the classroom. This would also perfect craft to hang on the bulletin board for fun thanksgiving decor.

You could even get creative with your own turkeys and use different colors for the turkey’s feathers or switch up the placement of the elements of the turkey’s face.

The thing about such a simple and fun craft is there usually isn’t a need to go to the craft store. If you are like most crafters you have everything you need for holiday season crafting right in your craft room.

How do I get the files for this fun turkey craft?

Just fill in your information for the appropriate file. There is the option to grab the free printables or the free SVG if you have a Cricut machine.

There are tons of terrific turkey crafts and fall crafts out there too. So if you are looking for more turkey Thanksgiving crafts check out these fun ideas!

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How To Make A Paper Turkey

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Paper turkeys are the perfect projects to get little hands busy and to work on some skills like cutting and gluing.

Materials

65 lb Weight Cardstock

Instructions

For Cricut

  1. Upload the file to your cutting program.
  2. Resize and duplicate to the sizes you want your turkeys.
  3. Remove the pieces.
  4. Glue feathers.
  5. And feet on the back of the turkey.
  6. Glue the eyes onto the front.
  7. The waddle is glued to the nose and glue below the eyes.

For Printable PD

  1. Use the Pdf template to cut the pieces to the turkey to use as a stencil (you will need googly eyes if cutting by hand). 
  2. Using the stencils you made cut all pieces to the turkey using the images in this post as a guide.
  3. Glue feathers and feet on the back of the turkey.
  4. Glue the eyes onto the front.
  5. The waddle is glued to the nose and glue below the eyes.

Danielle

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Hi, this project looks like fun to do with my son. I didn't find a spot where I could download the SVG file. Could you show me where it is or email me the SVG file? Thanks so much!

Jamela P

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I apologize, it has been fixed now.

Heather Kirk

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

How do you get the svg?

Holly

Monday 1st of November 2021

I don't see the svg file to download. Can you let me know I should be looking for it?

Jamela P

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I apologize, it has been fixed now.

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