Turkey in Disguise

Have fun creating a unique disguise for your turkey and share your creation with us through social media!

Published on November 20, 2020

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  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Plain paper
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) construction paper
  • (Optional) cotton balls


Time needed: 30 minutes

  1. Trace hand with brown marker for turkey body
    TIP: Place hand at the top of the paper to have room for turkey feathers later

  2. Rotate paper and draw circle for turkey head

  3. Draw beak, wattle, eyes, and color the face

  4. To disguise your turkey as a SNOW PERSON….
    Put glue around the traced hand and add cotton balls

  5. Cut three small circles for the coal buttons

  6. Cut a rectangle and a square for the hat

  7. Cut two rectangles for arms

  8. Cut two rectangles for the scarf

  9. Glue cut out pieces onto cotton balls and paper

  10. Rotate your picture and use markers to make the turkey feathers

  11. Color in feathers

If you don’t have cotton balls or don’t want to make a Snow Person, think of other ways to disguise your turkey!
SUGGESTION: Turn your turkey into a different kind of animal by using what you have at home.

Share your turkey’s disguise with us on social media. Tag us on Instagram (@childrensmuseumofrichmond) or Facebook (@CMoRichmond)!

Read Along – “Turkey Trouble”

Enjoy reading “Turkey Trouble” written by Wendi Silvano and illustrated by Lee Harper. This book is a fun way to tie in this week’s art project, Turkey in Disguise! Click here to read along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzUS7UHXsd8