Sweet Thanksgiving Craft: Paper Cup Turkeys

Photography courtesy of Kaboose

For a different take on the typical hand-traced turkey craft, have your kids construct this easy 3D turkey, featured on Spoonful, and developed by Amanda Formaro. They suggest you have your kids, ages 6 and up, make a bunch of these cute turkeys and use them as place settings, doubling as festive decorations.

What you’ll need:

  • Paper or foam cup (8.5 oz)
  • Acrylic paint in various colours
  • Large pom-pom for head
  • Small foam heart for gobbler
  • Small foam triangle
  • Small googly eyes
  • Orange construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors

Amanda offers some alternatives for the tail feathers: one suggestion is to keep the paper you use to protect your work surface, and just paint more colours onto the the already-somewhat-painted paper. If you want a quicker and less messy option, the feathers can also just be made using solid-colour construction paper, in brown, orange or red. On the other spectrum of things, if you want “fancier” turkeys, there is always the option of using actual feathers for the tails.

For more on the supplies you will need, as well as complete directions, visit Spoonful.

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