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Paper Plate Turkey

Easy #Thanksgiving Crafts for kids.  Colorful Turkey decoration for Thanksgiving - use this holiday craft to learn about fractions. Instructions at ActivitiesForKids.com
A colorful Thanksgiving Turkey.  Pre-school children can be creative with this inexpensive paper plate turkey craft.  Use vibrant colors for the feathers.  For Older children, use this project to teach the fractions of 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8.
MATERIALS:
  • Paper plate – can be done with any size plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Orange pipe cleaner
  • Google eyes
  • Paint – orange, red, yellow, black, brown (markers can also be used)
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Divide the paper plate into 4 equal sections.
  2. Cut out one of the sections for the head.
  3. Divide each of the remaining 3 sections in 1/2 again – creating 6 equal sections for the feathers.
  4. Paint the sections with orange, red and yellow as shown.
  5. Draw a black line in-between each of the sections.
  6. Paint an orange beak and brown crown for the turkey’s face.
  7. Form the pipe cleaner into 2 legs.
  8. Layer feather section of the paper plate, then the pipe cleaner legs then the head of the turkey, gluing them together.
  9. Add google eyes.
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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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