Are you looking for a fun and interactive Thanksgiving craft for toddlers and preschoolers? This Rocking Paper Plate Turkey Craft is super simple for little hands to make and play with.
This easy Thanksgiving turkey craft is free standing and wobbles and rocks gently from side to side when kids tap it. Simple paper plate crafts can be such fun! Gobble, gobble!
Rocking Paper Plate Turkey Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make A Rocking Handprint Turkey Craft
- Brown Paper Plates
- Coloured Cardstock
- Googly Eyes
How To Make A Rocking Turkey Craft
1 – To make the rocking turkey’s tail feathers draw around your hand onto coloured paper and cut it out. You might like to layer your coloured paper so you can cut out a few handprints at a time.
2 – Fan your handprints out and glue them together.
3 – Cut a yellow triangle beak and red snood/wattle from cardstock.
4 – Glue the turkey’s facial features onto the front of a brown paper plate along with some googly eyes.
5 – Glue the fan of handprint tail feathers onto the back of the paper plate turkey.
6 – Cut a second brown paper plate in half.
7 – Glue the cut edge of the paper plate half to the back of the turkey’s head at the bottom.
8 – You should be able to stand your rocking paper plate turkey craft up. If it doesn’t then gently pull the two bottom pieces away from each other a little to make a wider standing base.
9 – Now you can give your rocking paper plate turkey craft a gentle tap and it should sway from side to side.
Paper plate rocking turkeys are lots of fun to make and play with and an interesting way for kids to explore the concept of balance too. Such a simple Thanksgiving craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
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