Build A Turkey Craft for Kids With Free Template

Are you looking for a fun kids’ craft for Thanksgiving? This build-a-turkey craft is fun and simple to create. It is perfect as a Thanksgiving craft or as a farm-themed craft!

This adorable build-a-turkey craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary-aged children. They will have fun coloring, cutting, and building their very own turkey.

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This simple turkey craft is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. Download your copy of the free printable template to create your cute turkey craft. This is a fun craft for preschool and kindergarten kids. It can be done at home or at school.

Build-a-Turkey Craft

There are 2 versions included in this build-a-turkey craft. There is a color option and a black-and-white option.

  • The first version is in black and white. This is ideal for kids who enjoy coloring. After coloring, cut out the pieces and glue them together.
  • The second version comes in color. This is perfect for kids who aren’t big on coloring and just want to cut out, build, and glue together their little turkey.
This simple and easy turkey  craft is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids.
Preschool and kindergarten kids will love making this adorable turkey craft.  This turkey craft is perfect for Thanksgiving and for fall themed


  • Make Your Own Turkey craft template PDF (download form is at the end of this post)
  • White printing paper or cardstock
  • Coloring supplies (crayons, markers, or coloring pencils)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
A fun turkey craft for Thanksgiving.  Color, cut and glue to create this simple build-a-turkey craft.

How To Make Your Own Turkey Craft

  • Print out the color or the black and white version of the turkey craft template.
  • Encourage your child to be creative! They can use any colors they like and just have fun with it!
  • Cut out all the pieces.
  • Glue the pieces together.

How to Assemble Your Build-a-Turkey Craft

After the template is colored in and cut out, it is time to put the turkey together.

  1. Start by gluing the beak below the eyes.
  2. Next, glue the wings on either side of the body.
  3. Center, and glue a feather behind the turkey’s head.
  4. Next, glue 2 more feathers on the left side of the turkey. Repeat on the right side.
This make your own turkey craft is perfect for preschool and kindergarten students to create as a Thanksgiving craft.  They will practice fine motor skills as they color, cut and glue their paper turkey.

Take a Picture

Has your child made this sweet little build-a-turkey craft? If so I would love to see how it turned out! You can share it on Instagram and use the hashtag #thelittlemomaid or tag @thelittlemomaid!

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Learning Activities

I love to incorporate seasonal learning activities in our home. Check out these ideas, activities, and printables to keep the fun and learning going!

Sensory Play Ideas

Sensory play and sensory activities are great for kids. They are not only fun but are great for kids to explore, experiment, and learn.

This Thanksgiving/Fall Sensory Bin from Toddler at Play is simple and quick to put together. Toddlers will have so much fun getting their hands in there!

And what is Thanksgiving without a little pumpkin pie? I, myself love a nice slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top! 😉 Over at The Unprepared Mommy you can find a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Moon sand.

Literacy Ideas

These Thanksgiving Color by Letter Coloring Pages are a great way for preschool and kindergarten-aged kids to learn the letters of the alphabet and build fine motor skills.

These free Thanksgiving Tracing Pages are also great for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice pre-writing skills.

A simple and fun Thanksgiving craft kids will enjoy!  Create this adorable build-a-turkey craft with the free printable template.

Science Ideas

Science is so fascinating and your kids will be amazed with this Magical Dancing Corn Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands.

Another neat STEM activity is the Sink or Float Thanksgiving Dinner Activity over at Happy Toddler Playtime.

Math Ideas

If your kid is learning their numbers and loves puzzles these Fall Number Puzzles from The Stem Laboratory are for them!

These Turkey Shape Clip Cards are a fun matching activity for preschool and kindergarten kids to learn their shapes.

Free Build-a-Turkey Craft Template

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