If you’ve been on the hunt for a colorful turkey kids’ craft idea or a super fun kids’ fall papercraft, look no further than this craft idea!
How many hours have you spent scouring online for the perfect turkey craft? With so many varieties and options, it can be extremely overwhelming to find one that is easy and fun. Let me make it a bit easier for you…This colorful turkey craft is crazy simple and so much fun! Trust me…I have a bunch of children, and we love making this kid fall papercraft together!
The steps are simple, but the outcome is truly magical. It’s one of those crafts that your little one can create on their very own. And what better way to instill a bit of confidence in their everyday abilities? Let them channel their inner creativity with this super fun colorful turkey craft!
While this craft requires six different supplies, the majority of them are ones that you already have lying around your home! Encourage your little ones to get creative and have fun with this kids’ fall papercraft because since it’s so seasonally specific, they’ll have to wait until next year to get to make it again!
BELOW IS THE FREE DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATE
- Colored craft papers
- Cardstock paper
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
- Printable Template Download
- Prepare the template by printing and cutting them out. Select colored craft papers and trace the template patterns on them. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns.
- Take the lens-shaped cutouts and create a crease along their middle line, lengthwise. This crease will give the turkey pattern a popped up look.
- Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes on the 2 round cutouts. Complete the turkey body pattern by sticking the items on their appropriate places.
- Take the arch-shaped base and start sticking the big lens-shaped cutouts around its (the base) curved end).
- Once you are done sticking the big lens-shaped cutouts, take the small ones and stick them below the previous layer.
- Prepare 3 or 4 small pieces from cardstock paper, glue and stack them together. Place the stacked cardstock pieces on the bottom side of the arch-shaped base, right where the second layer of lens-shaped cutouts end.
- Apply a small amount of glue on the cardstock stack and place the turkey body on it neatly.
- Though this is optional, you can also add 2 square cutouts on the bottom side of the turkey body for the legs.
- Allow the glue to dry. Meanwhile, gather more colored craft papers and make more!
Looking for other turkey kids craft ideas? Or maybe some other Thanksgiving crafts? Head over and check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board there are a bunch of great ideas on there.