Fall is such a fun time to spend doing little crafts and activities with my kids. I like seeing them create and explore all while learning about the seasons and holidays. Paper plate crafts are always something I’ve enjoyed making with them because they’re inexpensive and leave room for so many possibilities.
This Paper Plate Turkey craft is an excellent one to do in the fall, and is super easy to do with kids of all ages! All you need is a paper plate, some construction paper and a couple of googly eyes and you’re ready to make it! This would also be a great classroom craft as well.
Begin your Paper Plate Turkey by cutting the middle circle out of your paper plate. When you’re left with the outer ring, color it brown. You can also paint it if you want , but coloring was a little less messy for us, so we went that route.
Cut twelve strips of different colors of construction paper to make his tail. We used six different fall type colors to make his tail fun and colorful. Use a stapler to attach the strips to the top of the plate to make his tail.
For his head, cut out a 4″ circle of brown construction paper. Cut a small orange triangle or his nose, and glue it on. Cut a red squiggly design for his nose, or you can used a red balloon that hasn’t ben blown up yet. Glue the entire face to the the bottom of the paper plate.
Let your Paper Plate Turkey dry for thirty minutes before allowing him to be handled. Display him like a wreath, or set him up as a cute little decoration for the season.
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