Build-A-Turkey! Free Printable Paper Turkey Template

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This free printable paper turkey template that can be cut and stuck together is a fun kid’s craft for Thanksgiving or for when learning about animals!

The build-a-turkey printable helps children with their cutting and pasting skills, as well as the opportunity to get creative with other materials too – like sticking on pieces of fabric, or buttons for eyes for example.

Over the years I’ve created a variety of printables – for crafts, parties, organisation, celebrations like Halloween, Christmas, and more! It makes me so happy to know that you LOVE them as much as I love creating them! Here are 100+ Free Printables to download and use!

Printable Paper Turkey Template

Build A Paper Turkey Template

My Build-An-Animal series started with a Rooster and has grown to include a dog, a pig, a black cat, a bat – and now a turkey! I have plans for adding more creatures to menagerie as time goes by! You’ll find the links to the other animals in this series at the end of this post.

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Introducing Trevor the Turkey!


My cute, chubby little animals are anthropomorphic, which basically means that they have human traits – like standing on two legs instead of four.

Of course, they are far from realistic – I go for cute when I create characters for my printables – and they also get names too!

As with [nearly all of] my printables, they are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)

I’ve created two sizes for Trevor the Turkey: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper – although the feathers had to go on a separate sheet; and Large size with the bigger pieces spread over several sheets.


Trevor also doubles up as a Thanksgiving Turkey printable with the option to dress him up with a Pilgrim’s hat instead of feathers on the top of his head!

Since I make my characters from fairly simple shapes, I think they’ll be less fiddly to cut out than Olaf.

The regular size printable is for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children. Or you could cut them out for them. You know your children, so you will know what suits them best!

Large Paper Turkey Printable
Paper Turkey Template – Cut Pieces

Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a turkey!

Included with this printable turkey paper craft are the following pieces:

  • Body
  • Face/Eyes
  • Beak
  • Wings
  • Feet
  • Head Feathers
  • Tail Feathers
  • Pilgrim’s Hat

You could stick pieces together with a glue stick, roller glue, or sticky tape.

You could mount it onto a larger piece of paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – feathers, glitter, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, tissue paper, for example.

You could laminate the pieces so that they can be re-assembled over and over again.

You could number the pieces and play a buildable game. Throw dice and the number thrown is the number you pick up to start building your turkey. The person who completes the turkey first is the winner!

Most of all, just have fun with this printable!

Paper Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

Handy Crafting Supplies (on Amazon) to Build-a-Turkey


Build A Turkey Downloads

Paper Turkey Template Large

Paper Turkey Template Regular

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Other Buildable Characters!

I not only have buildable animals but lots of other buildable characters that you may like to download. These links open in the same tab/window, so just right-click to open in a new one and you’ll have them all ready to go!

  • Build-A-Christmas-Character Series – coming soon!
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Free Printable Build-A-Turkey

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