Paper Plate Turkey

This paper plate turkey craft is a fun activity to do for Thanksgiving!

Paper Plate Turkey - a fun kids craft for Thanksgiving!

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So far in the Craftulate household we haven’t done many Thanksgiving themed crafts or activities. But as I spend more years in the US and my son grows up – I find that neither of us want to miss out!

For this craft we used:

  • Paper plates (we used orange ones but any colour would probably work fine)
  • Feathers
  • Glue
  • Brown, yellow and red card or felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape

To prepare the craft, cut the paper plates in half and gather the other materials. Start by inviting your child to glue on the feathers. I had prepared my version in advance – it helps my son understand the final result we are aiming for but if he wants to do his own version then I don’t stop him!Paper Plate Turkey - a fun kids craft for Thanksgiving!


Cut the brown card (or felt) into a head and body shape, the yellow card into a beak shape and the red card into a wattle shape. Then have a little giggle to yourself over the word “wattle”. I cut these out in advance for my son, but older children could try cutting out the pieces for themselves.Paper Plate Turkey

Invite your child to glue on the beak, wattle and the googly eyes onto the bird.Paper Plate Turkey - a fun kids craft for Thanksgiving!

Shape the pipe cleaners into legs using the wire cutters (this is a job for an adult) then tape them onto the back of the turkey’s body.Paper Plate Turkey

Finally, glue the head and body onto the paper plate. Here’s F’s version:Paper Plate Turkey

I think he did really well! Here’s my version:

Paper Plate Turkey

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Have a crafty Thanksgiving!!!

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