Paper Cup Turkey Craft



Are you looking for a way your kids can help decorate the table for Thanksgiving?

How about a simple paper cup turkey?   paper cup turkey


For each paper cup turkey, you will need a paper cup (I had orange ones left from Halloween), google eyes, colorful tail feathers, wings, beak, and, of course, a red waddle. paper cup turkey


I had my pieces pre-cut, allowing my preschooler and kindergartner to look at my example and create their own turkeys while I worked on dinner.  Cutting the pieces out would also be great scissor practice for early elementary students!

paper cup turkey


We plan on using our turkeys as a centerpiece for our table next Thursday.  They would also make cute place cards by just adding each guest’s name on the cup.


Want some fun turkey facts to share with your little gobblers?

  • Turkeys are native to North America.
  • A male turkey is called a tome; a female is a hen.  An the babies?  They are called poults.
  • Although wild turkeys usually run away when scared, they can fly for up to 1/4 mile at a time.
  • A turkey hen lays 8-15 eggs at a time.




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  1. Thanks for sharing this cute craft! :) I found this post at the Kids co-op.
    Angela recently posted..Christmas gift ideas for girls 5-7

  2. That looks like an easy craft the kids can do while I work on dinner! Thanks for linking up in Kids in the Kitchen!
    Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah recently posted..Kids in the Kitchen: Vanilla Maple Parfait

  3. SO cute!!! :)
    Chris Carter recently posted..And Another Thing…(About My Tumor)

  4. We are having some German friends over for Thanksgiving this year. The kids are 3 and 5 and have never celebrated it before. We’re excited and hope to share a few turkey making crafts with the kids.
    Julie recently posted..Teaching Kids to Tie Their Shoes – Entertaining and Education

    1. How fun! I hope you have a wonderful time together and that the kids enjoy the crafts!

  5. LOVE this craft idea! Will definitely we doing this next week since both kids will be at home and looking for stuff to do!
    Tracie recently posted..Finding Joy

  6. What a great, easy craft! My toddler and preschooler would love this! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
    Tammy Doiel recently posted..Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party, Week 5

    1. Thank for pinning it! Hope your toddler had fun making a turkey!

  7. […] There’s Just One Mommy did a simple & cute Paper Cup Turkey. […]

  8. Those are too cute and look so simple! My 4 year old would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing this to my Thanksgiving Round-Up on Natural and Free. :)
    Julie Moore recently posted..Thanksgiving Round-Up!

    1. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    2. Thank YOU, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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