DIY Paper Quilled Turkey Craft for Kids is one of the cutest Thanksgiving craft projects. Perfect as an Autumn / Fall Card or as a name acrd for your Thanksgiving dinner
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between ‘fall’ and ‘autumn’? Actually, there’s none. The original term is autumn, but since this time of the year is marked with the shedding of tree leaves, the word fall got popular. In earlier times, the season used to be referred to as harvest, but later, people began to use the term ‘autumn’ or ‘fall’ to refer to the season and ‘harvest’ for the actual reaping of the crops. The harvest season is generally the time to celebrate the abundance in our lives and thus, in the US, the Season fall/Autumn is synonymous with Thanksgiving.
Teaching kids today to remain humble and grateful is perhaps considered as one of the tougher aspects of parenting. Yet, a little bit of creativity and willingness to walk the talk can make the process enriching and a tad easier. Colorful paper quilling projects such as the paper quilled turkey make for an apt for a parent-child bonding session where valuable lessons can be imparted in a fun manner.
DIY Paper Quilled Turkey Craft
This cute DIY paper quilled turkey can be used for making thank you cards that would shower the recipient with love and the giver with satisfaction.
List of Supplies to make the DIY Paper Quilled Turkey Craft:
- Quilling paper strips – fall colors
- White cardstock paper to fold into a card
- Turkey Template
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
- Slotted quilling tool
Instructions to make the DIY Paper Quilled Turkey Craft
Step (1) For this project, use ‘fall’ colored quilling strips. Before getting started with the quilling, let’s prepare the canvas. Fold a piece of white Cardstock paper in half to form a card. Cut & stick a piece of green craft paper (1 or 1.5 inches wide and as long as the length of the white Cardstock paper). Glue the green paper along the bottom of (lengthwise) of the card.
Step (2)Select craft papers for the turkey and trace the patterns from the template on the selected papers. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns.
Step (3) Use craft glue to join the parts together to form the body of the paper turkey.
Step (4) Take a 10-inch long quilling strip and coil it with the help of the slotted quilling tool. Take out the coiled strip from the slotted tool and allow the coil to loosen freely.
Step (5) Take the loose coil and press any one side of it to form a teardrop shape.
Step (6) Now press the opposite side of the previously pressed side to form a basic eye shape. Glue the open end to secure the shape.
Step (7) Use the same technique to create more basic eye shapes. Make as many as you need to create the turkey.
Step (8) Also create 3 loose coils; 2 for the turkey’s feet and 1 of any color.
Step (9) Let’s assemble all the parts to make our Turkey Card
Step (10) Take the orange eye-shaped paper quilled pieces and glue them on the paper by creating an arch pattern.
Step (11) Place the yellow colored paper quilled pieces and glue them on the 2nd layer; also form an arch shape while using the space between the lower layers.
Step (12) Glue the 3rd layer – Red colored quilled pieces and also glue the single colored loose coil 1 inch below the eye-shaped pieces.
Step (13) Finally, glue the paper turkey on the loose coil (below the arch pattern). and add the orange loose coils to form the feet of the turkey. Add more details if you want to and then allow the glue to dry.
There are lots of different ways to use this Paper Quilled Turkey Craft. They look adorable as jewelry hanging on a string or wire. You can use them to make super cute Thanksgiving greeting cards or party invitations too!