I think this Turkey Puppet is one of the cutest turkeys I’ve ever seen! It’s so bright and colorful. With a little help from adults, it’s the perfect preschool craft and it’s challenging enough for older kids too! Come on in and I’ll show you how to Make A Paper Plate Turkey Puppet for a Thanksgiving Craft with Kids
Isn’t it just adorable?! My kids keep picking the turkey up and dancing it around on the counter top.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make A Paper Plate Turkey Puppet for a Thanksgiving Craft with Kids
- Scrapbook paper in 5 different colors
- sponge paint brush
- tablecloth or something to cover and protect surface, and possibly an apron or old shirt for kids
- small dessert sized paper plate
- brown tempera paint
- google eyes
- brown, red and orange card stock
- glue – Fabri-tac is a great glue. It bonds pretty instantly. It’s really sticky, so have a washcloth handy
- Let the kids paint their plates and allow them to dry
- While that is drying…
Here is some prep work for the adult or older kids to do while the plate dries or before you start the craft…
For each turkey:
- Cut out a little orange beak from cardstock and a little waddle from the red cardstock
- Cut a 1″x4″ rectangle piece from the brown cardstock (this is the head and neck of the turkey)
- Bend the top 1 inch to make the head of the turkey and decorate it with the googly eyes, cut out beak and waddle
- Cut oval feather shapes from the colorful scrap paper
Now that the plate has dried:
- Cut 2 small circles toward the bottom rim of the plate for little fingers to fit through
- Let the kids glue the feathers you cut out of scrap paper to the back of the plate
- They can then glue the neck/head to the front
- That’s it!
- Play with your new turkey puppet!
Happy Fall Y’all!
Here’s another fun and Simple Fall Paint Craft – Pumpkin Paper Bag
~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do