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Mini Turkey Craft for Kids

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

Easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Kids.  Holiday Thanksgiving coffee filter Turkey is a great group or classroom craft.  Pre-cut the coffee filters into 1/4 sections for each child to make one turkey.  Use brown construction paper or a brown paper bag for the turkey’s body.  Apply a magnet for a refrigerator decoration or to decorate a classroom bulletin board.
  • 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.
  • 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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