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Fun Fall Turkey Craft for Toddlersย 

I just love everything about fall – the decorations, the food, the crafts, and the fact that it means Christmas is coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

My son is at such a fun age right now because we can start doing seasonal activities together.

Of course, the teacher in me always has to tie learning in, too. Today, we worked on color sorting and color matching with this paper bag turkey craft.

Making a Paper Bag Turkey Puppet - Perfect Thanksgiving Craft for Kids!Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Materials

โ€‹The materials for the fall turkey craft are so simple that you probably already have all of them around your house.

When collecting my materials, I couldn’t find any orange tissue paper, so I just used orange construction paper in its place. Tissue worked better, but the construction paper also turned out fine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Construction paper – 5 or so colors
  • Tissue paper – colors that match the construction paper
  • Brown paper bag
  • A pair of googly eyes (you could also just use white paper and draw the pupils on)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen, if needed to draw feather outline

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Learning ActivityPaper Bag Turkey Craft Instructions

  1. First, I made sure I had 5 colors of construction paper and 5 matching tissue paper colors. Then, I cut strips of the tissue paper into little squares that could be easily crumbled. I put all of the squares in a big messy pile, and let my little one sort the colors into piles (first learning task:)
  2. Next, I put the five sheets of construction paper in a neat pile and cut out a turkey feather. With the sheets of construction paper in a pile, I only had to cut out one feather ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. After that, we glued the eyes on the paper bag, and I made a few little construction paper shapes for the turkey’s mouth – two triangles and a teardrop shape.
  4. Then, I had my little helper crumple the pieces of tissue and match them to the coordinating feather. He had a great time matching the colors to the feathers (second learning task:)). After he matched them, we glued all of the pieces down, feather-by-feather.
  5. Once all of the tissue was glued to each feather, we glued the feathers to the back of the brown bag with a strip of glue.

Making a Paper Bag Turkey Puppet, easy Thanksgiving craftPerfect Thanksgiving Kids Craft - Paper Bag Turkey PuppetHere’s my little helper adding a few more pieces on at the end.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Learning ActivityThe finished paper bag turkey craft! It took very little time to prepare and was a great learning activity to do together.

Making a Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey Puppet CraftAnd, my little guy loves that it’s a puppet! We might be making more puppet friends for Mr. Turkey tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Bag Turkey Craft - Thanksgiving Activity for Kids

Looking for more thanksgiving craft ideas? There are some awesome fall projects onย All Free Holiday Craftsย that inspired me with this paper bag color-sorting turkey puppet.

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  1. I was just looking this morning for turkey crafts for my preschooler. How could I forget the classic paper bag puppet? Thanks for the reminder! (visiting from Thrifty Thursday)

  2. Love this idea! It’s fun and cute AND educational! Thanks for sharing on This is How We Roll Thursday link up.

  3. Okay, that is adorable! I think I remember doing something like this as a kid but it’s not one of those things that you think about that much. Although seeing this it makes me want to do it with my kids and I bet they would love doing it one day next week when they are home from school. Thanks so much dear for the idea!

  4. Thanks so much, Lauren! Yes, it’s one of those simple activities that kids can learn from and have fun with ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for reading!:)

  5. Super cute craft! Definitely will be adding this to our holiday craft list, since the kiddos are really into puppets right now. Thank you for sharing!
    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

  6. Cute! This is the perfect craft for my daughter (though she’s not a toddler any more). Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  7. Turkey in the straw, turkey in the straw, hey! hey! hey!

    Love how colorful this project is and especially the part where you can draw your own googly eyes if you donโ€™t have the store-bought ones handy.

  8. That looks like such a fun thing to make together. When they were little my kids loved this kind of craft. Thanks for stopping by to share this with us at Handmade Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Puppet crafts are always fun to make! I will definitely be making some with the kids on Thanksgiving day. We always forget entertainment for the little ones with all the running around for the big Turkey Day.
    Stopping by from #Alittlebitofeverything Link up

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