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Paint-Sample Turkey Craft

This simple Thanksgiving craft puts an unusual material to use as colorful turkey feathers.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Students will enjoy selecting the colorful paint samples as feathers for their turkeys.

What You Need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint color sample strips in assorted colors, enough for 5 per student
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Googly eyes

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What You Do:

  1. Have children paint the toilet paper roll with the red paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. Have students choose any five paint color sample strips to use for the turkey feathers.
  3. Ask students to hold the five paint samples at one end, then fan out the opposite side. Help students staple the base together.
  4. Once the paint has dried on the toilet paper roll, students can staple the paint samples to the toilet paper roll with the colored sides of the paint samples facing the roll.
  5. Have children cut small yellow triangles from the yellow construction paper to make beaks.
  6. Have students glue the yellow beaks onto the toilet paper roll, then glue on two googly eyes to complete the turkey’s face.

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  • Subjects:
    Arts and Crafts, Thanksgiving
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