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Free Printable Turkey Hand Puppet

Thanksgiving is on it’s way! Start off the holiday season right by working on some fun crafts with the kids. This free printable Turkey Hand Puppet is a great project for kids of all ages. Whether you want to make it before the big day, or while you’re waiting for dinner to be ready, everyone will be sure to love it!

free printable turkey hand puppet

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This hand puppet craft is a great rainy day activity, or at a holiday party at home or in the classroom. With only a few supplies that you probably already have around the house, you can create this adorable puppet that is just as much fun to make as it is to play with!

Materials needed to make the Turkey hand puppet:

  • Free printable template (the turkey template download link is located at the bottom of this post)
  • White cardstock (while you can also use regular printer paper, I would highly recommend using cardstock if possible)
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

How to assemble the puppet:

Step 1: Print out the pdf template.

The download link for the turkey hand puppet is located at the bottom of this post. Simply download the pdf and then print it out onto white cardstock.

I would definitely recommend using white cardstock to make this puppet. It will look much better and be more durable as well.However, if you do not have cardstock you can also use standard printer paper.

turkey puppet closed

Step 2: Color in the turkey.

Using crayons, markers or colored pencils, color in the turkey template. You do not have to color int the two rectangles on the side of the page. These will become the handles of the puppet and will not be visible from the front.

Step 3: Cut out the shapes.

Next, cut out the turkey template as well as the two handles and then set aside.

Step 4: Fold the puppet and handles.

Begin by folding the puppet along the gray dotted lines. Once you are done folding you should only be able to see the turkey’s face. The inside of the puppet’s mouth will not be visible when closed. Be sure to also fold the ends of the handles.

turkey puppet side

Step 5: Attach the handles.

Place glue onto the two areas of the handles labeled “glue.” If you would like, you can also use tape instead of glue for this step. Attach the two handles to the top and bottom of the back of the turkey’s mouth.

Step 6: Enjoy your new puppet and have fun playing!

turkey puppet open

Free Printable Turkey Hand Puppet

This puppet was designed to be printed onto a 8.5×11 inch piece of white cardstock or printer paper. One turkey puppet will print per page. Please feel free to download and print as many copies of the puppet as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This craft was created for personal or classroom use only.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like to check out some of our other fun free printable Thanksgiving games and activities below:

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Download Link:

Download the turkey hand puppet template.