Shape Turkey Craft (template included)

Help preschoolers learn shapes with this adorable shape turkey craft! As well as being a perfect Thanksgiving craft for toddlers and preschoolers this turkey craft would be fun to make as part of a farm theme or animal project. It is super easy to make this shape craft using our printable turkey template. Just scroll down below and follow our step by step directions to make your own paper turkey craft.

shape turkey craft

Turkey crafts are perfect for Thanksgiving or for farm or animal themes. As well as making this adorable shape turkey you might like to have a go at making a colourful paper turkey craft, a paper plate turkey craft (this one is made using a really fun painting technique) or learn colours with our colour match turkey craft

You could also download and print out our turkey template to make our mix-and-match turkey craft (with photo option!) or get the paints out and make a hand turkey

You could even make some chocolate covered pretzel turkeys to munch on as you craft!

If you are looking for more shape craft ideas you might like to give our shape bat craft a try or make some 2d shape animal crafts or shape painting with cardboard tubes is always fun.

Shape Turkey Craft (template included)

turkey craft

Related: Easy Paper Crafts for Kids (with templates)

Shape Turkey Craft Supplies:

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes

Directions for shape turkey craft:

STEP 1: Prepare your supplies

As always prepare all your supplies before beginning this turkey craft. You will need to print out the shape turkey template available at the bottom of the page. Print and cut out the template. 

STEP 2: Trace and cut out turkey shapes

Invite your toddler or preschooler to choose some coloured craft paper and trace the shapes on your chosen craft papers. Brown body shapes and bright bold colours for the feathers look amazing!

The turkey template available at the bottom of the page includes 3 basic shapes for the turkey body – square, circle and triangle. The other shapes are for the tail feathers, beak and wattle.

shape craft for toddlers and preschoolers

STEP 3: Add wattle, beak and eyes to each shape

Grab the 3 basic shape cutouts and attach a wattle and beak to each one. Add googly eyes above the beak.

Thanksgiving shape craft

STEP 4: Add shape feathers

The template includes 3 different shapes for the tail feathers. Select tail feathers in your chosen shape and colour and attach the paper cutouts to the back of the paper turkeys.

Thanksgiving craft for toddlers and preschoolers

Complete all 3 shape turkeys. You could give each turkey a mixture of different shape tail feathers or have them all matching. Have fun trying out different combinations. 

Thanksgiving turkey template

Once the glue has dried you can add a popsicle stick or a cardboard paper strip on the back of the shape turkeys to use them as puppets or bookmarks.

shape activities for preschoolers


To download this turkey template for free click on the link below and add the discount code: turkeycraft. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Thanksgiving turkey template

Have fun making this adorable turkey craft. This is such a fun and colourful shape craft that has so many possibilities.  Whether you are doing a farm theme, animal theme or you are looking for a thanksgiving craft this turkey craft is perfect for helping toddlers and preschoolers learn shapes. Enjoy!

Shape turkey craft for preschoolers. An easy thanksgiving craft for kids with turkey template. A fun shape activity for toddlers.

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