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Turkey Tissue Paper Suncatcher Craft

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This turkey tissue paper suncatcher is a cute fall craft for kids. It’s also an easy Thanksgiving craft to make at home or at school.

It’s the ideal project for preschoolers and kindergartners, but fun for kids of all ages.

Be sure to check out our fall tissue paper suncatchers too and make a leaf, acorn, apple, and pumpkin.

Finished turkey suncatcher at top of image with turkey hanging in bright window on bottom of image. Middle of image has an orange rectangle with the text Turkey Suncatcher Thanksgiving Craft for Kids.

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Turkey Suncatcher Thanksgiving Craft

Making tissue paper turkey suncatchers is a fun and easy activity to do with your kids or students. It’s a low prep activity too, especially with the printable turkey craft template.

Cutting (or tearing) and gluing the pieces of tissue paper helps younger children work on fine motor skills too.

The turkeys are cute fall and Thanksgiving decorations. They look so pretty in the window with the sun shining through!

Turkey craft with tissue paper feathers and construction paper body hanging in window with sun shining through the feathers.

To create lasting decorations you can use year after year, we recommend laminating them with either a laminator machine or self adhesive laminating sheets.

We hope you enjoy making turkey suncatchers as much as we did. You can also use the turkey template we designed for other craft projects, painting, and coloring.

Turkey Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Tissue Paper Turkey Suncatcher:

First you will need to download and print out our printable turkey craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.

I recommend using regular printer paper for the turkey feather section as the light will shine through much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!

Tray of pre-cut tissue paper squares next to turkey templates printed out with tissue paper glued on.

Younger children can rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children can cut their own squares.

Use liquid glue or glue sticks to apply tissue paper to the entire feather shape. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges of the template outline.

Set the tissue paper covered turkey feathers aside to dry.

Then cut out the turkey body template.

Used turkey body template to trace shape onto brown construction paper.

Using the turkey body template, trace the shape onto a brown piece of construction paper. Then cut it out.

If you do not have construction paper or would prefer not to use it, have your kids color in the body instead.

On a corner of the orange construction paper, cut out a small triangle to use as the beak.

Also cut out a small, slightly curvy, oval shape from the red construction paper to use as the turkey’s snood (the red part that hangs over the beak).

Googly eyes, beak , and snood attached to brown turkey head and neck. Assembled turkey face on light gray table next to glue stick.

Glue two googly eyes, the beak, and the snood onto the turkey body.

Check to make sure the glue is dry, then cut out the tissue paper feathers. Attach the turkey body onto the feathers with glue. Set aside to dry.

Once dry after assembling, use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!

Completely assembled turkey tissue paper suncatcher craft laying on light gray table.

Now you have pretty faux stained glass turkey suncatchers made with tissue paper.

Hang them in the window and enjoy! Use these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them.

The printable turkey craft template can also be used to make other turkey crafts. Consider gluing feathers, sequins or pom pom balls onto the feathers next!

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of it, then join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

More Tissue Paper Crafts:

More Turkey Crafts:

Turkey craft with tissue paper feathers and construction paper body hanging in window with sun shining through the feathers.

Tissue Paper Turkey Suncatcher Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make these adorable turkey suncatchers made with tissue paper for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft.

Materials

  • Turkey Printable Template
  • Various colors of Tissue Paper
  • Construction Paper in brown, orange, red
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional)

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable turkey craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.
  2. I recommend using regular printer paper for the turkey feather section as the light will shine through much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.
  3. Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!
  4. Younger children can rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children can cut their own squares.
  5. Use liquid glue or glue sticks to apply tissue paper to the entire feather shape. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges of the template outline.
  6. Set the tissue paper covered turkey feathers aside to dry.
  7. Then cut out the turkey body template.
  8. Using the turkey body template, trace the shape onto a brown piece of construction paper. Then cut it out.
  9. If you do not have construction paper or would prefer not to use it, have your kids color in the body instead.
  10. On a corner of the orange construction paper, cut out a small triangle to use as the beak.
  11. Also cut out a small, slightly curvy, oval shape from the red construction paper to use as the turkey's snood (the red part that hangs over the beak).
  12. Glue two googly eyes, the beak, and the snood onto the turkey body.
  13. Check to make sure the glue is dry, then cut out the tissue paper feathers. Attach the turkey body onto the feathers with glue. Set aside to dry.
  14. Once dry after assembling, use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!

Now you have pretty faux stained glass turkey suncatchers made with tissue paper.

Hang them in the window and enjoy! Use removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them.

The printable turkey craft template can also be used to make other turkey crafts. Consider gluing feathers, sequins or pom pom balls onto the feathers next!

Notes

Drying time may vary.

Did you make this project?

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