Are you looking for a way your kids can help decorate the table for Thanksgiving?
Fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts to the rescue!
This simple paper cup turkey craft makes a cute centerpiece that is sure to make the grandparents smile.
This craft is simple enough that even young toddlers can get in on the crafting fun.
Paper Cup Turkey Craft
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For toddlers and early preschoolers, you may want to have all the construction paper pieces cut out ahead of time.
For older preschoolers and kindergartners consider drawing the shapes out ahead of time. Then have your child cut the pieces out. Craft time is a great opportunity to work on scissor skills!
Use colorful construction paper to make 5 or more feathers for each turkey. Ours our football shaped, and about the length of the cup we used.
Cut a diamond from orange construction paper and fold it in half to form the turkey’s beak.
Use red construction paper to create a wiggly waddle.
(Optional) Cut wings from construction paper as well.
Once you have all the pieces cut out, have your child turn the paper cup upside down and glue the feathers into place on the back of the cup.
Then they can glue on on the eyes, beak, waddle, and wings.
We plan on using our paper cup turkeys as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. They would also make cute place cards just by writing each guest’s name on the cup.
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Thanks for sharing this cute craft! 🙂 I found this post at the Kids co-op.
Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah says
That looks like an easy craft the kids can do while I work on dinner! Thanks for linking up in Kids in the Kitchen!
Chris Carter says
SO cute!!! 🙂
How fun! I hope you have a wonderful time together and that the kids enjoy the crafts!
Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com says
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!
Thank for pinning it! Hope your toddler had fun making a turkey!
Julie Moore says
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. 🙂
🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank YOU, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Heather H says
Cute turkeys! I love that your kids could make them independently. Thanks again for linking up with #made4kids.