Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids

Kids can paint a colorful turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this November as they learn colors. The turkey craft template comes in two options so kids…

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Kids can paint a colorful turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this November as they learn colors. The turkey craft template comes in two options so kids can decorate their turkey any way they wish, or use the template with color labels to practice learning and reading names of colors. The labeled template requires 8 colors of paint which I know sounds like a mess waiting to happen but see how we used Kwix Stix to keep this craft project mess free and download the free craft template to keep your Thanksgiving crafting easy!

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

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If you haven’t noticed we are always crafting. Every night I have to clear off the kitchen table and move all the day’s artwork to the kitchen counter to dry. Needless to say the kids and I HATE waiting for their artwork to dry because we can’t wait to hang it up on the wall, give it to grandma, or move on to step 2 of our current craft project that requires dry paint. Kwix Stix has figured out how to help children and adults like us who don’t like waiting for paint to dry, or don’t have time for messy paint adventures with their almost instant drying tempera paint sticks. (Here’s a video you can watch Kwix Stix in action here). The video says they dry in 90 seconds but it felt like our dried even faster!

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

My kid’s thought their Kwix Stix where like magic. They loved rolling on the colors (which look so vibrant) and then running their hand across their paper to find out their painting was ready for the art wall (no kitchen counter needed) and they cleaned up by themselves–just as simple as putting caps on markers. Kwix Stix come in all the colors of the rainbow as well as neon colors, metallics and thin lined painters. See all the options here: Kwix Stix.

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

The kids described them as a cross between chapstick and paint without the greasy feel and loads of color. They can use them whenever they feel like painting because I don’t have to worry about a mess. We totally recommend them for any artist young or old–Kwix Stix would make a great Christmas present!

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

 

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Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Supplies:

  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black craft paint
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions:

Have child paint the turkey feathers, body, beak, and waddle and set aside to dry. (If you are using Kwix Stix it only takes a minute).

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child cut the turkey feathers, body, beak, and waddle.

Have child glue the feathers to the body.

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child glue the beak, waddle, and eyes to the head.

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child glue the head to the body and the craft is done. You can see the two templates below that the kids decorated (2 turkeys are painted with creative freedom and 2 are painted while they were learning colors–both sets are prefect!)

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

 

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Have child paint the turkey feathers, body, beak, and waddle and set aside to dry. (If you are using Kwix Stix it only takes a minute).

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child cut the turkey feathers, body, beak, and waddle.

Have child glue the feathers to the body.

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child glue the beak, waddle, and eyes to the head.

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

Have child glue the head to the body and the craft is done. You can see the two templates below that the kids decorated (2 turkeys are painted with creative freedom and 2 are painted while they were learning colors–both sets are prefect!)

Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)
Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft and Free Template for Kids: Free Printable comes in two versions so kids color turkey freely or follow the labels to learn colors. (November, Fall, Preschool, Kindergarten)

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Learn and Color Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Kids can paint a colorful turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this November as they learn colors. The turkey craft template comes in two options so kids can decorate their turkey any way they wish, or use the template with color labels to practice learning and reading names of colors. 
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: Craft, Thanksgiving

Materials

  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black craft paint, markers, crayons, or kwik stix
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

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