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Mini Turkey Craft

Another easy preschool Thanksgiving craft for kids.  Use 1/4 of a coffee filter to make these cute little Thanksgiving Turkeys.  Printable from ActivitiesForKids.com.

Another easy preschool Thanksgiving craft for kids. Use 1/4 of a coffee filter to make these cute little Thanksgiving Turkeys. Apply a magnate for a refrig decoration or decorate a classroom bulletin board.
MATERIALS:
  • Brown construction paper or brown paper bag
  • Small scraps of construction paper for the beak and gobbler (yellow and red)
  • Coffee filter – 1/4 per turkey
  • 2-white paper hole protectors
  • Black marker
  • Washable markers
  • Craft glue
  • Coffee filter
  • Scissors
  • Small magnets
  • White printer paper
  • Turkey Template – 6 will print per page.
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Cut each coffee filter into quarters (adults)
  • Fold the 1/4 coffee filter in half then half again then with scissors trim the edge to either a rounded shape or pinted shape.
  • Unfold the coffee filter and place on newspaper to decorate with the washable markers.
  • Once colored in, spritz with the water until the colors run together. Set aside and allow time to dry.
  • Print out and then cut out the Turkey Template.
  • Trace the turkey template on to the brown construction paper or paper bag and cut out.
  • Decorate the face of the turkey with a beak and gobbler cut from the construction paper scraps.
  • Use the 2 white hole protectors as eyes and fill in the circle with the black marker.
  • Use either another hole protector (cut in half and colored orange) or triangles of orange paper for the turkey’s feet.
  • Glue the 1/4 section of colored and dried coffee filter to the back of the turkey.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.

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