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Turkey Colors Matching Craft

What color is a turkey? Turkey Colors Matching Craft is the perfect way to play and teach the little ones in your life!  I know you’ll have fun making this Turkey Color Matching Craft with your kiddos or grand babies. Now that Halloween has past, I’m super excited to be able to start crafting with my kids for Thanksgiving.

There are so many fun children’s books about Thanksgiving that we love to read this time of year and along with them we love making a Turkey Craft every year. The turkey craft I’m sharing with you today has an added learning bonus… color matching.

Turkey Color Matching Craft



Supplies you will need to make Turkey Color Matching Craft:

  • regular sized paper plate
  • small sized paper plate
  • brown paint
  • paint brush
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple cardstock paper
  • red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple tissue paper
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • school glue

Directions to make Turkey Color Matching Craft:

1. Start by painting the bottom of both of your paper plates with your brown paint. Let them dry completely.
2. While the paint is drying, cut out a feather shape from your red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple cardstock paper. I cut one out and then used it as a pattern to cut the rest of mine out. Also, cut out a beak, snood and feet from your left over red, orange and yellow paper.
3. You can also cut out tissue paper squares from all of the colors while you are waiting for your paint to dry.
4. After your paper plates are finished drying, staple the small paper plate onto the bottom of the large paper plate.
5. Glue on your large googly eyes, beak, snood and turkey feet.
6. Staple your feathers all around your turkey. Now your turkey looks complete and it’s time to add some texture to the feathers and also practice color matching.
7. Place a dot of glue on a feather and choose a matching square of tissue paper to scrunch up and place on your glue.
8. Continue adding tissue paper squares on all your feathers until they are as full as you want.

Not only did your child create a darling turkey craft to display for the Thanksgiving holiday but they got some color learning and matching practice in too. Win!
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving Books that would go great with this craft:

– A Plump And Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

– 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston

– Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts

– The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh

You might also enjoy our Cupcake Liner Turkey Puppet or our DIY Turkey Ring!


Miss Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things is here with us today and she has brought THE cutest project to share.

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  1. Crystal says:

    So cute and fun!!!