We made paper plate turkeys in preschool today, because A) I had paper plates and B) it’s Thanksgiving week. (What do we do with turkeys? We EAT THEM!… There’s a reason I’m not a real teacher.)
You start by drawing a turkey-ish shaped kind of body. It pretty much looks like a head and shoulders.
You are going to CUT on the solid lines, and FOLD on the dotted lines. I recommend using an exacto knife for the cutting, because if you use scissors, you get a big hole and jagged tear, and then your paper plate turkey looks like it was eaten by the shredder. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
This is what it should look like when you have CUT and FOLDED the right way.
Then you pretty much just decorate the turkey. The half of the paper plate that was not cut is going to be the tail feathers. So make them pretty. Or not…. it’s your turkey.
We used a little bit of glue to stick the turkey body to the turkey tail. But you don’t have to. I know how you like to make your own rules and all.
But there you have it: your very own Paper Plate Turkey.
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