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Turkey season is here and we’re celebrating with this colorful turkey craft that’s also a wonderful exercise in tracing and cutting for kids to practice those fine motor skills.

This would make a cute and simple activity to set up to keep the kids busy at the Thanksgiving table.

Colorful Turkey Paper Plate Craft – Materials:

– Colorful cardstock paper

– Colored paper plates

– Glue or tape

– Scissors, pencil

– Googley Eyes


Step 1. Freehand draw a feather on cardstock and use that as a template to trace and cut multiple colorful feathers from your paper. You can also search for a feather template online and print out as we did.

Step 2. Cut out all the feathers. Arrange them as you’d like on the paper plates. This is a great time to talk to your child about complementary colors.

Step 3. Glue or tape your feathers and googley eyes. You can also cut out a triangle for nose and use red paper to cut out a wattle (the red flap on a turkey).

We love our cute and colorful turkeys and they were so easy to make! What are your favorite turkey crafts for kids? Let us know in the comments!

Check out more fall and Thanksgiving crafts here.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.