Paper kid's thanksgiving craft: Fun Sitting up Turkey

Teacher, parents and Kids Sunday School Craft Instructions


Our Turkey is fashioned after the real Gould blue turkey with long legs, but you can make it any colors.

It's an all paper turkey - even the faux braid-legs!

2 Complete sets of pieces - all colored or a turkey set to color.

A photo of the Arizona Blue Gould Turkey is at the end of this page.

Blue Braid-leg turkey

Simple cutting - and good for not-so-careful cutters.

Easy coloring - or pre-colored version.

Does take some time, so if your time is short, you can do this over 2 Sundays, cutting and prepping through instruction #10 on one Sunday, and glue assembly on another Sunday.

The instructions are available in a separate word document download.

1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalms 106:1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalms 118:1

Older grade 1 (slower) through adult - best for grade 2-6
Thanksgiving Craft

Copies of the activity pages for each student

Markers or crayons (Even if you use the pre-colored version, you need something to write your message with)
Glue - preferably white glue
OPTIONAL plastic or small paper bag to keep parts in


Look at the photo of the blue turkey
Keep all your cut out pieces in a bag or file folder
Most all of the pieces are numbered.
Put your name on the bottom back right edge of piece #1.
Pre-cut pieces 7, 8 and 9 to make the final cutting easier.
Pre-cut the 3 large spring squares

5. Springs folds are accoardian folds- back and forth

If you are doing this over 2 Sundays, #10 is a great place to stop.

You press the springs down before adding a "layer" so you don't smash or crumple the springs


Note: You can put the waddle (BODY 6) under the beak if you prefer.



Click the button below the Turkey set you want

These are Microsoft Word Documents (MS Word) to open or save




Plus finished views

Colored Blue
         leg Turkey

Use color printer only

Braid-leg Turkey
         to color

Use color or black and white printer

Instructions only


Get a photo of this turkey




Faith Kids Sunday School Bible Bytes - Pumpkin Carving
Sunday School Craft FOR KIDS
from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois

©Jo Dibbern

This page was updated on October 30, 2012



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