What is Thanksgiving without a few adorable turkeys?! And of course, turkeys that promote imaginative play is an added bonus! Grab the free Paper Feather Turkey Puppet Printable and recreate these adorable popsicle puppets with your kiddos.
Paper Feather Turkey Puppet Printable
First, you’ll need to gather up a few basic supplies:
Feather Turkey Puppet Template (found at the end of this post)
Cardstock – assorted bright colors and brown, red, yellow
Googly eyes, small
Find and print the free template at the bottom of this post to start. Then carefully cut out all of the template pieces.
Trace the feathers on the cardstock colors of your choice. If you prefer, you could color the feathers with crayons, markers or paint. Cut out your feathers. Also cut and trace the circles onto brown cardstock. If you have 2” and 1 ½” circle punches you can use those instead.
Use scissors to make small snips along the edges of the feathers, as shown below, making sure you don’t cut completely across.
Once cut, bend the edges up slightly for a full feather look.
Now glue the circles together. Then glue them to the top of the craft stick.
Glue your feathers to the back of the craft stick.
Using your glue, adhere googly eyes to the turkey.
Finally, cut a yellow beak and red snood and glue them in place.
Allow everything to dry and your turkey puppet craft is complete!
You can end here and use your popsicle craft as a bookmark, plant stick, or puppet for imaginative play. Or repeat the above steps to create a whole family of popsicle turkey puppets!
Ready to get started on your own Paper Feather Turkey Puppet? Click the button below to grab the free printable template!