This cute construction paper turkey lists what your child is thankful for. It makes a very nice Thanksgiving decoration.
- Brown, red, orange and yellow construction paper
- Pencil or marker
- Optional – Googly eyes
- Optional – Printer
Cut a brown construction paper circle or oval (about 8 inches across) for the turkey’s body.
For the head and neck, cut a much smaller circle and a rectangle from a different shade of brown paper. Cut two scrawny feet and legs from orange paper. For a turkey template to print, click here.
Glue the head and neck onto the body. Glue a tiny orange triangle for the beak and a little red blob for the wattle. Either draw eyes in black or glue on googly eyes. Glue the legs to the body. Click here for the outer feathers template.
For the turkey’s feathers, cut five long ovals–use many colors of coloring paper if you like. Using white or pale yellow paper, cut five smaller ovals (that fit inside the larger ovals).
Glue the smaller ovals on the larger ones. On each one, write: “I am thankful for ______.” For a thankful feather template to print, click here. Have the child write what they’re thankful for.
Glue the ‘feathers’ to the back of the turkey. Don’t forget to write the child’s name and age on the turkey.