Easy Construction Paper & Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft for Kids

Kids of all ages will enjoy making an Easy Toilet Paper Roll Turkey. This construction paper turkey craft teaches kids about gratitude and is perfect for home, school, or daycare.

Toilet Roll Turkey craft finished with things to give thanks for written on the construction paper turkey feathers - Kids Activities Blog
Simple construction paper turkey craft is a traditional favorite to make.

Looking for an easy and fun Thanksgiving craft for kids?

This is a twist on the classic Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys craft and are perfect for most settings because they use basic supplies like upcycled toilet paper rolls and construction paper.

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Simple Gratitude Paper Turkey Craft

This turkey out of a toilet paper roll is a fun craft that helps kids think about what they feel most grateful for.

Don’t feel the need to limit this craft to 5 feathers for older kids (kids think of many things they feel grateful for, add them all)! Younger kids like toddlers can make this with a little help and preschool age kids are perfect for this easy turkey craft.

Related: Our favorite gratitude crafts and activities for kids

Toilet Roll Turkey supplies needed to make this Thanksgiving turkey paper craft - construction paper in 5 colors, craft roll, glue, scissors and googly eyes
This is what you need to make this cute Thanksgiving craft

Supplies Needed


Toilet Roll Turkey

Step 1

After gathering supplies, invite children to cut long feathers from the construction paper. We used 5 different colors and made one feather from each color.

Each construction paper feather was the same size. The first one was created by setting the toilet paper roll on a piece of paper and then drawing with a pencil around the craft roll up to a point. Look at the example for the size we made.

Once you have one created, use that as a feather template for the other turkey feathers.

Step 2

At the top of each feather kids can write 1 thing they feel grateful for.

Step 3

Glue the feathers into a lotus shape, then attach them to the back of the toilet roll.

Step 4

Secure wiggly eyes, a beak, and a gobbler to the front of the turkey. The beak is a triangle cut from orange construction paper and the gobbler was a gentle zig-zag cut from red construction paper.

Tip: If crafted strategically, the turkey should stand up. It’s fun to see a big group of toilet roll turkeys in classrooms!

Toilet Roll Turkey

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