Are you looking for a cute, easy peasy and fun turkey craft? We think we’ve nailed it with this adorable POT BELLY PAPER TURKEY CRAFT! These colourful 3D turkeys are just darling! They have a fan of brightly coloured tail feathers and a sticky out round belly that is so characterful!
There is a PRINTABLE TURKEY CRAFT TEMPLATE to make it nice and easy. The turkey’s pot belly is made from paper strips so it’s really easy to do. We think this is a delightful Thanksgiving craft for kids or Christmas craft for those of you in the UK.
This Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Template now comes with three options. There is a template you can trace around onto coloured paper, a template you can colour in and also a ready coloured template. All templates come with both US and UK paper sizes and spellings.)
Scroll on down to see how to make this simple paper turkey craft!
We’ve got lots more easy Thanksgiving crafts for you. Our favourite turkey craft ideas are Handprint Turkey Puppets, Printable Turkey Hats, Rocking Paper Plate Turkey Craft and we adore these fun Turkey Finger Puppets from Red Ted Art too.
Pot Belly Paper Turkey Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make Paper Turkeys:
- Printable Turkey Craft Template (Click here to get it from our shop)
- White Card
- Brown Paper or Card
- Coloured Paper
- Wiggle Eyes (optional)
How To Make A Paper Turkey Craft With A Cute Pot Belly
1 – Download and print the turkey craft template.
2 – Cut out all the pieces.
3 – Put your white card into a landscape position and glue your turkey tail feathers on in a fan.
4 – You will have cut 4 brown strips. Fold the last inch /2cm of each strip over. Use the photo as a guide.
5 – Take one brown paper strip and apply glue to the folded ends. Position in vertically onto the turkey’s tummy to make a loop. (Use the photo as a guide.)
6 – Repeat step 5 with a second brown strip but this time go horizontally.
7 – Finish the turkey’s pot belly with your last two paper strips going diagonally.
8 – Glue the turkey’s feet onto the bottom back of the turkey so they poke out below the pot belly.
8 – Make the turkey’s face by gluing on the wattle/snood, beak and eyes.
9 – Glue the turkey’s body onto the middle of the fanned tail feathers.
Gobble, gobble now your Pot Belly Paper Turkey Craft is finished. Aren’t they fun?
(This product has been updated 03/11/2021. It now has three template options; one to trace around, one to colour in and one that’s ready coloured. All templates now come in both US and UK paper sizes and spellings.)
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