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Tissue Paper Turkey Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It is that time of year again – Thanksgiving.

The kids are home from school, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day.

It’s always a good idea to get kids involved in these preparations, not just because it helps them feel like they are part of the family, but also because it provides them with an opportunity to work on their fine motor skills and exercise creativity.

One craft kids can do this season is make this tissue paper turkey craft!

We know you want your kids to be happy during Thanksgiving break too, so give them this fun crafting project that will help them get in the holiday spirit!

Also, be sure to look through all of our turkey activities for kids for even more ideas.

Easy Turkey Craft Idea

tissue paper turkey craft image collage with the words tissue paper turkey

Supplies

  • Tissue paper squares
  • White or colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Scrap paper
  • Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the turkey template and print it out on white or colored paper.

hand holding turkey template

Grab a few different colors of tissue paper squares. Scrunch up a piece of tissue paper and glue it to the feathers.

hand gluing tissue paper to turkey tissue paper craft
hand scrunching tissue paper

Optional: To make the turkey look 3D, cut 2 small rectangles from a piece of scrap paper. Fold them accordion style and glue them to to the back of the turkey.

hand folding paper accordion style
hand gluing paper strips to back of paper turkey

Place glue on the opposite side of the rectangles you just secured to the turkey and then glue the turkey to the middle of the template.

hand gluing turkey to tissue paper turkey craft

Don’t you love how colorful this craft is?! It’s a cheery Thanksgiving craft for preschoolers that’s simple to create!

Thanksgiving Unit For Kids

Keep the Thanksgiving fun going by creating an entire Thanksgiving unit study around this turkey craft. Read on below for some ideas to get you started.

We love starting all units with books! Reading aloud can help children learn new vocabulary, focus, and imagination. For those reasons and more, add in some fun books for kids.

Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!

Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!

How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!

Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!

Crafting is another activity we love! Work on fine motor skills, creativity, following directions and so much more with simple projects kids enjoy.

Below are some of our favorite ideas for Thanksgiving:

Dot markers are so much fun! These Thanksgiving do a dot printables have some fun ideas for how you can use dot markers as part of your Thanksgiving activities. You’ll have kids excited about practicing their beginning sounds, letter recognition, and counting skills all while having lots of fun!

Give your kids a fun activity to do at home or in the classroom with these Thanksgiving I Spy printables. With counting, visual discrimination, and fine motor skills all being addressed, this is sure to be a hit!

Introduce your little one to math with these Thanksgiving pattern block mats. They’re a fun, easy way of teaching shapes, patterns, and colors all while working on fine motor skills! These mats are a great addition to any preschool or kindergarten classroom too.

This fall play dough kit is a great way to help your kids have fun this Fall. It’s perfect for open-ended play and helps with creativity, fine motor skills, and imagination! Plus it comes with lots of trinkets that can be added in as you go along. Your little ones will love it!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Thanksgiving Ideas

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft For Kids

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Tissue paper squares
  • White or colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Scrap paper
  • Turkey template

Instructions

  1. Download the turkey template and print it out on white or colored paper.
  2. Grab a few different colors of tissue paper squares. Scrunch up a piece of tissue paper and glue it to the feathers.
  3. Optional: To make the turkey look 3D, cut 2 small rectangles from a piece of scrap paper. Fold them accordion style and glue them to to the back of the turkey.
  4. Place glue on the opposite side of the rectangles you just secured to the turkey and then glue the turkey to the middle of the template.

Tissue Paper Turkey Template

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