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Who knew you could do so many things with paper plates?  I have a paper plate craft book and a few other craft books just for teaching bible stories…but this time, I’m going to share a craft just for Thanksgiving.  Our paper plate turkey craft was a fun way for my daughter to think about what she’s grateful for.

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How to make the paper plate turkey craft

Here’s the video:

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • a paper plate with rim cut out
  • brown paint
  • scissors
  • different colored construction paper, including brown
  • googley eyes
  • a pen or pencil

Here’s what to do:

Cut out the rim of the paper plate and have your child paint it brown.  Using the construction paper, cut out a brown circle and red and yellow pieces for the  turkey face, goblet and beak.

While the paint is drying, your child can glue  the goblet, beak, and googley eyes onto the brown circle.

Using different color construction paper, cut out long strips for the turkey feathers.  Your child can write what he’s grateful for on each of these.  Decorate them how you like.

Once the paper plate rim is dry, fold the strips over and staple them to the top edge of the rim, fanning them out like turkey’s feathers.  Glue the face at the bottom of the strip.

Hang it up to display! I hope you enjoyed this! Let me know how it goes…



About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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