Paper Plate Collage Turkey Craft



With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time for some fun turkey crafts to make your guests smile as they sit back, full of stuffing, and stare into space…

This week we had fun creating with our very own Paper Plate Collage Turkey Craft to decorate our doors.

collage turkey craft


To create your own turkey with plenty of personality and style, you will start with a paper plate with a wedge cut out of it. paper plate collage turkey craft


To decorate the feathers, I pulled out our bag of magazine pictures, stickers, crayons, colored tissue paper, and glue, and we got started making a collage of items to form the turkeys’ colorful feathers.

The preschooler grabbed up every car picture he could find, and a few super hero stickers to fill in the gaps.  I love how the turkey reflects his interests.

paper plate collage turkey craft


I cut a squash-shape for the turkey body from brown packing paper and we glued it to the feathers.  We added a beak, wattle, feet, and google eyes to complete our turkeys.


I figured we were done crafting for the day, but as soon as we finished our turkeys, my preschooler asked me where the boat was.  It seems he remembered our Mayflower Craft from last year.

So we recreated it.  Check out the passengers he chose…

mayflower craft

Yes, that is the Incredible Hulk there on the right, along with his fellow Marvel Super Hero friends.  The New World is in good hands, people!


Looking for more turkey craft ideas?  Check out our 10 Turkey Crafts.

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  1. Boy, he sure loves those crafts, doesn’t he? It’s because you’re so creative and make them such fun. I love the turkey idea.
    Donna DM Yates recently posted..Believing in Yourself The Bee Gees

    1. He really does! He asks every day if we can do a craft. Usually it is something pretty basic, like painting. But sometimes we get creative!

  2. We will definitely do some of these crafts when the kids are home for Thanksgiving break! :)-Ashley
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  3. I love that his collage reflects his interests. Mayflower boat looks great! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!
    Natalie F recently posted..Afterschool Blog Hop–Thanksgiving Round Up

  4. These are adorable! I am pinning this to my Junior Church board on pinterest. These are perfect!

    1. Thank you so much! We had fun making them, and I love how they each show off their personalities!

  5. What a fun keepsake to look back at what he was into!
    Shannon Schmid (@milkandcuddles) recently posted..Mommy Club Link Up- Special Surprise!

    1. Thank you. :) Cars have been his big thing since he first started talking. Actually, car was his first real word.

  6. Oh, what fun crafts! I love the turkeys (and the super heroes on the Mayflower)! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
    Carrie recently posted..Flamingo Friday: Marco Flamingo

    1. I didn’t’ know what he was doing with the stickers at first — made me smile!

  7. What a fun idea and a great way to get the kids involved in a craft! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!
    Alexis @ We Like to Learn as We Go recently posted..Christmas From Heaven Book Review

    1. Thank you so much for featuring it!

  8. So cute! Thank you for sharing this to my Thanksgiving Round-Up on Natural and Free! :)
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