Paper Plate & Ribbon Turkey Kid Craft

Posted by Stacey Gibbon
Keep the kids busy this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with a simple, inexpensive turkey kid craft!

Gobble, gobble! Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? And while that yummy dinner is being cooked on that blessed day, all will be quiet around the house - right? One can only wish! I'm sure there will be little ones running throughout your house (what a blessing it is) but chaos will probably start shortly after.

To keep the little ones busy and entertained while you get the food ready, why not let them make a fun turkey themed kid craft in honor of the holiday?!

Don't know where to start? Too much on your to-do list before the big day? No worries because with today's simple to pull together and inexpensive Paper Plate & Ribbon Turkey Kid Craft, you are sure to win the crowd over & have some beautiful artwork to show off later! Just check out the full tutorial below to see what I'm talking about! Happy crafting my friends!

Here are the supplies you'll need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Gold Paint Dabber
  • Ribbon
  • School Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brown/Red/Orange/White Cardstock
  • Black Marker
  • Stapler

Let's Get Crafty!

First have your child paint their paper plate completely gold. Set aside to let it dry completely when done.

Next grab your ribbon and cardstock. Cut your ribbon into six inch strips. You can do as much as you want or as little. We did 18 strips for our turkey craft.

Now take your cardstock and cut out a circle for the turkey's head, as well as eyes, nose, legs etc. Glue the face together and set those aside.

Now it's time to staple on the turkey's "feathers." This is done by looping each piece of ribbon and stapling them to the back of the paper plate. Repeat until you have all your pieces attached.

To finish off your Paper Plate & Ribbon Turkey Kid Craft, simply staple on your finished cardstock pieces to the front of paper plate and display proudly! Remember, you can also bring out the glitter and rhinestones to really let them make it their own!