Children can make a cute Tissue Paper Plate Turkey decoration for Thanksgiving out of some paper plates, tissue paper, construction paper and glue. This easy Thanksgiving craft project is suitable for all ages and looks great on a wall or as a window decoration. When I would have my Kindergarten class make these Tissue Paper Turkeys for Thanksgiving everyone would always say how nice they look. The use of the tissue paper gives the turkeys a 3D effect.
How To Make A Tissue Paper Turkey
Tissue Paper in a variety of colors
Brown Tissue Paper
Brown Construction Paper
Red Construction Paper
Orange Construction Paper
Plastic Table Cloth Cover
1. Pre cut lots of multi-colored and brown 1″ by 1″ squares out of construction paper
2. Pre cut Turkeys head and neck by cutting a bowling pin shape out of the construction paper.
3. Pre cut turkeys waddle out of red construction paper. An easy way to make a waddle is to cut a wavy tear drop shape.
4. Pre cut feet and a beak out of orange construction paper.
5. Cover work area with table cloth.
6. Give each child a stack of brown and multi colored tissue squares.
7. Give each child a paper plate and all Turkey body parts.
8. Have children place a dab of glue on the paper plate
9. Demonstrate how to wrap a square of tissue paper around the the eraser end of a pencil
10. Children them place the tissue end of the pencil in the glue and pull the pencil away.
11. Have the children repeat this process all over their turkey.
12. They should use the brown tissue paper on the eating area of the plate and the colored tissue paper all around the fluted edge.
13Once their paper plate has been completely covered in tissue paper have the children glue the construction paper head and neck to the center of the turkeys body
Have them glue the red waddle onto the head and then the orange beak over that
They can then glue the feet on a few inches underneath the neck.
Glue on wiggle eyes or roll up small balls of black construction paper to use
Fluff the tissue paper to give the turkey a nice full look
Allow to dry
To make cutting the tissue paper faster stack several pieces before cutting or use rolls of tissue paper streamers. Just insert your scissors into the middle of the roll and cut one inch sections out.
For younger children allow them to crumble tissue paper up instead of rolling it onto the end of a pencil.
Older children can cut out all their own turkey body parts instead of you pre-cutting them.
It can take awhile to completely cover the entire turkey using the tissue paper and pencil method so be sure and allow lots of time to complete this project.
Your Thanksgiving Tissue Paper Plate Turkey is complete and ready to add a festive air to
your classroom or home.