Boing, Boing, Boing! If you like interactive crafts then you’ll love this POP UP TURKEY CRAFT idea. These pop-up turkeys are super fun and look so cute!
You can put your finger inside the turkey’s head and gently push down, then when you lift your finger off, the turkey pops right back up! It’s a really fun make and play turkey craft for autumn, Thanksgiving and if you’re in the UK you might like to add it to your Christmas crafts too.
These fun springy paper turkeys are easy to make with the printable template. It comes with the choice of ready coloured or black and white for children to enjoy decorating for themselves. The coloured template also comes with a choice of four different coloured tails too.
Scroll down to see how to make them and get your template. Do take a look at our video too which shows them in action. I’m sure you’ll agree they’re lots of fun!
Pop Up Thanksgiving Turkey Craft For Kids
Springy Turkey Craft Supplies:
- Printable Pop Up Turkey Craft Template (Click here to get yours from our shop.)
- Printer Cardstock
- Optional: Colouring Pens/Pencils etc.
How To Make Bouncing Turkeys!
1 – Colour and cut out the turkey template. (Click here to get yours from our shop.)
2 – Glue 2 spring pieces together to make a long rectangle. Repeat with the other 2.
3 – Glue the ends of the 2 lengths together to make a right angle.
4 – Fold the bottom length over the top length.
5 – Keep folding the new bottom length over the new top length to make a spring.
6 – Glue the end of the final fold together.
7 – Fold along the dotted lines of the body to make 2 tabs. Glue the tabs together to make an arch.
8 – Apply glue to one end of the spring and stick it to the bottom of the inside of the arch.
9 – Roll the head into a cylinder and glue it together. Then glue the head onto the top of the body.
10 – Glue the eyes, snood, beak and feet onto the front of the turkey.
11 – Fold along the dotted line of the tail to make a flap. Apply glue to the flap and stick it to the bottom of the turkey.
12 – Put your finger inside the head and gently push the turkey down. Let go to see the turkey pop back up.
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