Scrap Paper Turkey (Thanksgiving Craft for Kids)

scrap paper turkey craft

Make the supplies for this simple scrap paper turkey, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!

Check out this cute and easy Paper Tukey Craft! Use paper scraps for the feathers. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving activity for a preschool Thanksgiving Feast, elementary school or Fall class party.

Get the Free Paper Turkey Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

Do you want more Thanksgiving fun? My Thanksgiving Activity Packet will make your Thanksgiving Day Feast easy as pie. It includes 7 Printable Placemat Activities & 3 craft templates!

Did you know that flap that hangs from a turkey’s beak can change color? Read more at

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your scrap paper turkey craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template

Download the Free Paper Turkey Printable. Choose color or black and white and print out as many turkeys as you need.

pages of turkey headband printable
The Turkey PDF has everything you need for this Thanksgiving craft

Step 2: Cutting Up Scrap Paper

You may already have a stash of scrap construction paper. Just grab your fall colors (red, orange, yellow, brown) and cut them up into small shapes.

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cut out lots of paper at one time

If you need to cut paper for this craft, just cut strips of paper about one inch wide. Stack and line up your strips of paper to cut multiple sheets at a time.

Tip: This craft uses more paper scraps than you think!

Step 3: How to Assemble

Turkey craft with scraps of paper
The kids will enjoy gluing all of those scraps onto their Turkey!

Remember, especially with this craft, kids each work at their own pace so you will have some that finish quickly and some that are much slower.

Tip: Make sure to bring extra construction paper because this craft uses more than you think!

scrap paper turkey craft
  1. grab a piece of scrap paper
  2. either paint some white school glue on the back or rub it onto the top of your glue stick
  3. push the paper piece onto to the turkey where you want it
  4. continue until all of the turkey feathers are full – try to stay in the lines
  5. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.

And you’re done!!

This is a great craft for Thanksgiving and Fall. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

More Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts:

I’m always updating my Favorite Crafts too!

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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