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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Paper Plate Turkey

Created on November 29, 2022 by Catriplett1

Students will create a unique turkey (napkin holder) out of 2 paper plates.

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3 sessions; 25 minutes per session

1. SWBAT use a paintbrush to mix colors.
2. SWBAT use glue to connect pieces.
3. SWBAT cut along basic guidelines.

1. 2 paper plates per student. (I use the large, coated, inexpensive kind)
2. Paint (Yellows, oranges, reds, browns). I use craft acrylics.
3. Red and Yellow Construction paper.
4. Googly Eyes.
5. Glue.
6. Stapler.
7. Scissors.
8.Paint Brushes.

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1. Teacher will give each student 2 paper plates to paint.

2. Teacher or students will dribble a small amount of paint onto their plates. (avoid too many that will make muddy colors). I let mine dry and dry-brush on plate along the outside ridges with brown so my "feathers" stand out.

3. For younger students, teacher should draw or trace the attached template to one of the students plates.

4. Students will cut on the lines (if they can).

6. Teachers will instruct the students how to put the murky together by following the instructions attacher.

7. Once the turkey has been put together, students may attach there wattle, beak, and eyes.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes


Acrylic, Painting