We have used quite a lot the yarn and paper plate combo for crafts this year, from boats and jellyfish to apples and witches. Today, we’re using these two materials together again to create a yarn and paper plate turkey craft. It’s super simple to make and you can be use it to decorate for Thanksgiving.
We used a white paper plate that we painted brown but if you want to skip the painting step you can start with a brown plate. This would be particularly useful if you’re a teacher and you want to make this craft in the classroom with your students.
f you find multi color yarn in a craft store and it is the right colors for a turkey, use it. Otherwise, you can combine several colors, like brown, beige, yellow, orange, red and purple.
Yarn and paper plate turkey craft
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- paper plate
- brown craft paint
- paint brush
- multi color yarn
- hole punch
- cardstock paper: brown, red and yellow
- googly eyes
Step 1: Start by painting the rim of the paper plate brown. Set it aside to dry.
TIP: Kids don’t need to paint the entire plate as the center of the plate will be cut out.
Step 2: While the paint is drying, cut out a circle from brown cardstock paper for the turkey’s head. Cut also a beak from yellow cardstock paper and the red snood.
Glue them on the brown paper. Glue also two big googly eyes. The bigger the eyes, the funnier the turkey will look.
Step 3: Cut out the center circle of the paper plate.
Step 4: Use a hole punch to make a few holes at the bottom of the paper plate. Then punch some more holes at the top of the paper plate, too.
Step 5: Thread yarn through the holes. You can use one or more colors of yarn. Use a plastic needle for young kids.
Step 6: Once you’re done with the yarn, glue the head onto the bottom of the paper plate.
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