Thanksgiving Turkey Craft With Accordion Legs

Thanksgiving is so much more than just treating your family to that huge turkey and celebrating the blessings in life. Infact, you can use this wonderful festival to teach your little one so much, and polish his motor skills while you’re at it too.

This Thanksgiving turkey craft idea is great for fast growing toddlers, and even for you, considering how easy it is to make.

All you need is a few basic craft supplies that you probably already have at home, and you’re pretty much sorted. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started mommas!

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Supplies Needed For This Easy Turkey Craft

You’ll need just a handful of basic craft supplies to recreate this fun turkey craft idea yourself. No trips to the craft store needed!

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How To Make This Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Download and print out the template. You may print the template onto the suggested colors of paper or use the template as a stencil and trace it onto paper. You can even print onto white paper and color the template in!

Cut the template out.

colorful turkey

Assemble the craft and secure with glue. Cut 2 inch wide strips of paper. Create an accordion fold such that the paper goes back and forth long ways.

Glue the accordion arms and legs onto your assembled character.

Your craft is finished.

These would make amazing bulletin board crafts. Just picture all of the cute characters hanging around together. Have fun with these. Customize them with colors you’d
like. The possibilities are limitless!

And to help you take things up a notch, I’ve also elaborated some cool tips and tricks and quick links to other similar fun craft activities for your little one.

Tips & Tricks

And as promised, here’s the quick link to download the Thanksgiving turkey craft template- right here!

Download Your Free Turkey Template Here!

You can try these fun activities with your little one on a seemingly boring day, or even during Thanksgiving day and a few days before and after that- to make it all an enjoyable learning experience for him.

And to make it all even better, here are a few fun and interesting facts about Thanksgiving that you can team up with this craft idea.

  • There was no turkey on the menu during the first Thanksgiving. It is believed that the menu probably had deer or venison.
  • The first Thanksgiving dinner was not eaten with a fork- only spoons and knives were used.
  • An average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 15 pounds.
  • Americans eat around 46 million turkeys collectively each year on Thanksgiving day.
  • Neil Armstrong’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was- yes, that’s right- turkey!
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Thanksgiving Turkey Craft With Accordion Legs

easy thanksgiving turkey craft for kids

This is a tutorial on how to make a turkey craft with accordion legs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Pink Crayon
  • Black Marker

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    Download and print out the template. You may print the template onto the suggested colors of paper or use the template as a stencil and trace it onto paper. You can even print onto white paper and color the template in!

    Cut the template out.

    Assemble the craft and secure with glue. Cut 2 inch wide strips of paper. Create an accordion fold such that the paper goes back and forth long ways.

    Glue the accordion arms and legs onto your assembled character.

    Your craft is finished.

    These would make amazing bulletin board crafts. Just picture all of the cute characters hanging around together. Have fun with these. Customize them with colors you'd like. The possibilities are limitless!

Did your little one love this craft idea? Here are some quick links to other such fun activities to keep your little one busy and engaged and you happy!

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Easy Christmas Paper Plate Crafts

Lollipop Stick Thanksgiving Gift Idea

Thanksgiving Clay Pot Turkey

Rainbow Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Kids

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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