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November 5, 2011

Paper Plate Turkey

It seems like every blog I read has a turkey craft to share this week. We are no exception! After a trip to the library picking up some fun turkey books, we made this adorable Paper Plate Turkey.

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Here are the books we read to go along with this craft:

Turkeys around Squawk Valley have gotten too smart to just jump into pots anymore for Thanksgiving so the townsfolk come up with a plan to lure one in for their Thanksgiving feast. Unfortunately, the turkey turns out to be smarter than the townsfolk. This was a cute story that both me and the kids enjoyed.

Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg and raises the turkey with intentions on eating it for Thanksgiving dinner, but things do not go according to plan. Let's just say Mrs. Gumm has a kind heart!  ;)

Supplies you will need:
1. Start by using a craft knife to cut a triangle in the center of the paper plate for a beak. (Note: If you don't have a craft knife or don't want to do this part, you can always just cut a beak out of yellow paper and glue it on in step 3.)

2. Paint the beak yellow, the face brown, and use a variety of colors to paint feathers around the plate.  Let the paint dry completely.

3. When the paint is completely dry, punch 2 white circles out with your 2" circle punch. Glue them onto your plate. Glue your large googly eyes onto the white circles. Next cut a snood out of your red foam sheet or cardstock paper and glue it onto your turkey.

They turned out so cute! 

I just love seeing the different colors my boys each chose to decorate their turkey with. 

And of course I made one too!

You might also enjoy our Paper Plate Turkey Craft!

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Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Visiting from Sunday Showcase at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. What a cute turkey! I'm also your newest follower. Love your blog!

Kristina said... Best Blogger Tips

Stopping by from Sunday Showcase! CUTE turkey! Love it!

The Bishop Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! YAY! Doing this with the boys this week. Gotta love those googly eyes :)

4Eighteen said... Best Blogger Tips

These turned out SUPER cute!

Natasha said... Best Blogger Tips

ha ha so cute!

Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday over at

Natasha xx

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it, Rachel! We have been reading that book a lot lately as well. I think we will have to try your wonderful craft.

Beth ( said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE it!! THe Plump & Perky Turkey is our favorite Thanksgiving book & this is a perfect craft to do alongside it. I wanted to invite you to come link up at TGIF Linky Party -
Beth =-)

Beth ( said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up. I am your newest follower. You can follow me back, if you like =-)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

SUPER DUPER cute! I just found you at the TGIF Linky Party.

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Moms Share, Rachel!

PrairieJenn said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute! Thanks for sharing an easy and adorable craft:)

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am definitely making these with my girls. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower. I hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
P.S. I have a link party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up any projects you've been working on.

The Evans Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love the turkey!!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Heehee...too cute! So glad you shared at the holiday link party!!

La-La's Home Daycare said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so cute! Love those turkeys!

Charlene said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land....hope to see you soon!!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Love the bright colors! Goodness, those wiggly eyes are huge! :)

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!!! I really need to get some plain paper plates for crafts! Love those little turkeys!

Natasha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for linking up at Serenity Saturday link party
I have featured you!!

Hope you can come and join us this week too

Natasha xx

LocalFunForKids said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that little turkey! Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday!

JDaniel4's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Both books sound cute! I will have to look for them. Your turkey are wonderful.

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said... Best Blogger Tips

a fun plump & perky turkey! We enjoy that book!

Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week.


Lessons from the Boys said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the turkey! Great how the beak sticks out!