At Thanksgiving there is lots of planning for food and dinner and travel (and some black friday shopping). In honor of the holiday upcoming I have created an origami tutorial for kids. This is a very simplified thanksgiving origami and could be a part of whatever craft time you have for kids. This turkey is beginner level to fold. There are two reverse folds, but I think you can get the folds figured out. Just be patient with kids.
For this origami turkey you’ll need:
- Square piece of paper. 6” by 6” works well, preferably colored on both sides
- The video above or
- The step by step photo directions below.
- Some kids to fold origami turkeys
I would have mentioned using this origami turkey for kids at a class party, but I have yet to met the parent who needed to plan Thanksgiving class party. Why is that? I assume it’s because we just the Halloween party and will soon have the “holiday” party. But I hate that Thanksgiving gets the shaft in celebrations. For that reason I made my kids put things they were thankful for on leaves and tape them on our wall. I probably should have had them also fold the paper into a turkey.
Below are step-by-step photo directions to make an origami turkey. I didn’t include specific instructions with each photo, because that’s what my video is for. But if you prefer visual diagram instructions easier for making a turkey than this will work for that.
If you enjoyed this origami and want to tackle other Thanksgiving or animal origami check out
- Origami wolf head
- Origami giraffe
- Dollar origami turkey
- Origami turkey napkin folding