Paper Plate Turkey Craft for Preschoolers

I am so excited to share with you this paper plate turkey craft that I made for you!  I think he is so cute!  He is so easy to make… perfect for Thanksgiving (or, for teaching the letter T!)  Before we get started, though, I wanted to share with you some book ideas for Thanksgiving!

Pete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingPete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingTurkey TroubleTurkey TroubleRun, Turkey, Run!Run, Turkey, Run!Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)10 Fat Turkeys10 Fat TurkeysOne Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books)One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books)

Paper Plate Turkey Craft

Here is a cute picture of our Paper Plate Turkey Craft!  The directions are below… super simple

Make learning fun with this cute Paper Plate Turkey Craft. It is super easy to make and super cute to display!
Paper plate
Tan, yellow, and red felt
Large googly eyes
Red, orange, yellow, and green acrylic craft paint
Foam paint brush
Mason jar lid and ring
Elmer’s glue
Scissors

1. Cut a paper plate in half and use your foam paintbrush to sponge paint your plate in all four colors and let dry.

Make learning fun with this cute Paper Plate Turkey Craft. It is super easy to make and super cute to display!

2. Trace the ring of a Mason jar onto your tan felt, leaving about 1.5″ on top open.
3. Then place the flat lid on top of the traced partial circle and trace the top connecting the two together to make a snowman shape.

Make learning fun with this cute Paper Plate Turkey Craft. It is super easy to make and super cute to display!

4. Cut out along the line on the bottom circle and cut the top slightly smaller than the traced circle.
5. Cut a small yellow triangle from your yellow felt and a red “wattle” from the red felt and glue to the top of the tan felt snowman.
6. Glue the eyes above the beak and glue the tan piece onto the front center of the painted plate.
7. Let dry overnight.

Make learning fun with this cute Paper Plate Turkey Craft. It is super easy to make and super cute to display!

 

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
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6 Comments

  1. This is super cute! Thanks!

  2. Marilyn Kitchens says:

    One of the cutest turkeys I’ve seen. Thanks for sharing.

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