Turkey Tissue Paper by Number

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Gobble! Gobble! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a wonderful time to dig into our festive crafts. Today’s turkey tissue paper by number craft is simple, fun, and educational. All it takes is a few materials you probably have lying around your house and some holiday spirit. Remember color by numbers as a kid? Instead of painting, let’s add a fun twist – tissue paper and glue. From number recognition, to color sequencing, to all-around “glue-and-stick” fun – as my son calls it – it’s sure to be a memorable one. We love paper by number so much, we made a heart tissue paper by number craft too.

You’ll need the following materials:

  • Turkey Template
  • Tissue Paper, various colors
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors (optional)

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Gather all our supplies – not much right?! Simply print out your turkey template (materials section), assign your color order – great for the kiddos to do, and spread them out.  Before we could even decide our color order, C immediately starting naming the colors and numbers.  “I want red as the number one Mommy,” replied C! “Red, yellow, orange, green, ow and wait – brown bag!”  I didn’t have brown tissue paper on-hand, so I improvised with a paper bag!

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Once he decided on colors and numbers, I numbered the turkey – with his help of course! Next, he ripped the paper into small strips.

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

He’s really into cutting now, so once he realized he could cut it instead of rip it, he ran into the house to get his kid scissors.

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Squeeze the paper into small balls and apply! From the ripping to the scrunching, it really stimulates those sensory muscles too.  Just incase you’re wondering, the paint on his hands is from an earlier project. 😉

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Apply glue and stick! It’s that simple.  C pulled each color and number as he glued.  He’s fanatical about numbers and colors, so every-time he finished a color, he’d screech, “2! It’s a yellow 2!”

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

Just continue around the turkey until you’re all done.  In the end, I added the orange twist strips to define the body and added a goggly-eye! Aside from that, it’s all kid tested and approved! Does your child love hands-on math activities?  Our simple DIY geoboard with fabric loops is great for learning math, shapes, and developing fine-motor skills.

Turkey Tissue Paper by Number by Crayon Box Chronicles

What fun crafts do you have planned for the Thanksgiving holiday? Here’s 95+ Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids.

95+ Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids

Does your little one love to read? Here’s 20 fun Thanksgiving books for kids to enjoy.

20 Thanksgiving Books for Kids - Crayon Box Chronicles

More tactile fun for kids with our favorite sensory therapy tools and toys.

Holiday Gift Guide - Best Toys and Therapy Tools for Sensory Seekers

Follow our Kids Crafts & Activities Board on Pinterest for more fun ideas.

Crayon Box Chronicles Kid Crafts & Activities on Pinterest

Crayon Box Chronicles

CONNECT WITH US >>  Facebook :: Twitter :: Bloglovin’ :: Goggle+

Amazon Affiliate Links: (thank you :))

74 thoughts on “Turkey Tissue Paper by Number

  1. mrprewitt says:

    Reblogged this on Bustamante.Pediatrics.Blog and commented:
    There’s not as much pomp and circumstance surrounding decorations for Thanksgiving when compared to Halloween or Christmas, so this is small way to get a part of your home in the spirit of Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. enchantedhomeschoolingmom says:

    This is a great adaption on color by number. The craft looks supper cute and fun too! Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.


  3. Amie says:

    Hi Heather! I would like to nominate your blog for the Sunshine Award! My post nominating you will be up on the blog tomorrow. We would love if you stopped by. Looking forward to getting to know you some more 🙂


Leave a Reply to pinkoddy Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s