3D Turkey Cutout Downloadable Art Project

The following is a post from contributing writer Rob @ Art for Kids!

There’s a lot of free turkey cutout ideas on the internet, but I couldn’t find any that were 3d. So, I decided to make one. I tried to keep this super simple for little kids, but still fun for the “older kid.” Shhhh, I won’t tell anyone if you put one together also.


  • Printed turkey cutout
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers

Turkey Cutout Step By Step

1. Download and print the turkey cutout. I made a couple prints on different colors, so I could cutout the appropriate parts in their respective color. But, to keep things much more simple for kids just use regular white paper, and let them color it before cutting out.

Turkey Cutout Step 1

2. Cut out all the parts of the turkey.

Turkey Cutout Step 2

3. First assemble the body shape, be sure to fold on the dotted lines.

Turkey Cutout Step 3

4. Next tape or glue the wings to each side of the body.

Turkey Cutout Step 4

5. Glue or tape feet to the bottom of the body piece.

Turkey Cutout Step 5

6. Next attach the head piece to the body. I left the bottom of the head piece free, making it easier to attach the tail in the next step.

Turkey Cutout Step 6

7. Last, add the tail. I layered the tail with three copies to make it more colorful. Again, for a much easier project simply let your kids color a white tail with crayons or markers.

Turkey Cutout Step 7

That’s it! This last picture shows the turkey in plain white, it’s still pretty fun right? Let your kids go nuts and color it as crazy as they want!

Turkey Cutout Step 8

Did your kids like this activity? They may also like How To Draw A Turkey, and How To Finger Paint A Turkey over at Art for Kids!

Download and Print

To download and print this turkey cutout, click the image below then right click to save.

Rob and his kids can be found at Art for Kids!

They love art, and love sharing it with others. To them, doing art together is the best part of every day.



  1. Laura says

    Thank you for sharing this! I appreciate the black and white version. I am going to have my students in CCD class each make one. They can write a couple of things they are thankful for on the feathers and then decorate it. Their family members can add additional thoughts of gratitude on the feathers at home and use it as part of their family Thanksgiving decorations or centerpiece!

    • says

      Love that you’re doing this with your CCD class, Laura! Did you come through the link on the Activities for Catholic Families in November printable?

      I hope you guys have a great time with it! :)