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Heart Turkey Paper CraftDLTK's Crafts for Kids
Heart Turkey Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Read a bit about DLTK's Grow With Me Craft Concept to get some ideas on how this basic craft idea can be used with different materials to make it appropriate for everyone from ages 2 thru 82!

Tip 1:  Include the message "I want to "gobble" up your love!"

Tip 2:  Glue the heart animal paper craft to the front of a folded over piece of construction paper or a doily to make a cute Valentine's Day card.

Tip 3:  Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy Heart Animal.

Tip 4:  Scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a turkey puppet.

Tip 5:  Glue a small piece of sandpaper on the back to make a felt board character.

Tip 6:  Cut construction paper into 4 inch wide strips as long as you can make them.  Tape two together to make even longer.  Measure around child's head to make a construction paper 'crown'.  Glue Heart Animal to front of the crown to make a Valentine's Day hat.
 

Materials:

Craft Instructions:

Heart Turkey Step 1Glue the red heart upside down just below the eyes at a slight angle.

Heart Turkey Step 2Glue the beak heart overlapping the red heart.

Heart Turkey Step 3Glue the heart feet lying on their side at the bottom of the body.

 

Heart Turkey Step 4Glue the heart wings, upside down at a slight angle to either side of the body.

Heart TurkeyGlue the large colorful heart feathers onto the back of the body.
 

Option for mass-producing - young children:  Print out the B&W template.  Trace the pieces onto stiff cardboard (back of paper pads works well) or margarine/ice cream container lids.  Cut out to make permanent templates.   Allow the children to trace these permanent templates onto different colors of construction paper to make their animal

Option for mass-producing - older children:  Omit the templates.  Let the children cut out heart shapes in various sizes from colored construction paper (show them how to fold paper in half and then cut to make a perfectly symmetrical heart).  Let the children create their own animals by putting together hearts of different sizes (you can pre-make a few example animals to give them some inspiration).
 

Craft Templates:

Heart Turkey template 1   (color)   or    (B&W)

Heart Turkey template 2   (color)   or    (B&W)

Heart Turkey template 3   (color)   or    (B&W)

 

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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