Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkey kid’s craft. As Thanksgiving approaches and the little ones are at home for their holiday break, creating crafts is a great way to keep them busy.
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkeys
This turkey paper plate craft is perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving and fall.
My girls always love making seasonal crafts right before the family visits.
It not only gives them a chance to show off some of their crafts but also makes great conversation starters for grandparents and other family members.
They also make great Thanksgiving decorations and gifts for grandparents to take home afterward.
Materials Needed For Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkey Craft:
- Clear Contact paper
- Brown, orange, and black construction paper
- Red, orange, and yellow tissue paper
How To Make Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkeys
- Draw or print out a turkey template and have your child cut it out. This is a great fine-motor skills activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Cut your contact paper into large squares and use a large round object (I used a paper plate) to trace a circle on the contact paper. You need two of these squares.
- Cut out square pieces of tissue paper. The easiest way to do this is to lay your paper flat on the floor, cut it into strips, and then cut it into squares. Do this with all of your colors. You can keep them stored in a large zip lock bag.
- Pull off the paper from the contact paper, laying the sticky side up. Have your child stick the pieces of tissue paper on their contact paper while grouping them by color. If they need help, direct them on where to start the next color.
- Once the contact paper is covered with tissue paper, it’s time to add your turkey’s body. We added a few drops of glue on the turkey’s backside so that it stuck down on the tissue paper.
- Add your turkey’s eyes, beak, and waddle using a little bit of craft glue.
- Take the second piece of square contact paper and lay the sticky side flat down over the turkey. You are creating a laminated craft.
- Cut around the marked circle you drew earlier, and your turkey is ready to be hung up on a window for some beautiful fall colors!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Do your kiddos enjoy creating holiday crafts?
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*First published in November of 2013*