Blue Braid-Leg Turkey

Blue Braid-Leg Turkey

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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.