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What you will need...

  • Brown, red, and orange construction paper

  • Additional Colorful construction paper

  • Black marker

  • Glue stick or tape

  • Glitter (optional)

To make the turkey body- cut out a round circle (about 6'' in diameter) from the brown construction paper.

Cut out a smaller round circle for the head. Attach the circles together on a piece of white paper.

Cut out the beak from the orange construction paper, and the wattles for under the turkey's chin from the red construction paper.

Cut out 25-30 feathers from additional sheets of construction paper. Make sure to use a variety of colors!

Help your child think of things they are thankful for and write their ideas on the feathers. Write one idea on each feather. Leave 5 to 10 feathers blank.

Now it's time to decorate the turkey. Attach the beak and wattles to the turkey's face. Then, draw its eyes.

Glue a few blank feathers around the turkey's body to add some color.

Then have your child add the feathers with what they are thankful for around the turkey's body.

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Be sure to hang the Thanksgiving turkey somewhere everyone will see it!

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