Click on the link to download the .pdf template for the pop-up Turkey:
Print out both pages from the template onto heavy paper, such as card stock or construction paper.
Using a ruler as a guide, take the rounded end of a paper clip (or a ballpoint pen that has run out of ink) and press along the dotted line on the center of the card. Go all the way from the top to the bottom of the card!
Using a ruler as a guide, take the rounded end of a paper clip (or a ballpoint pen that has run out of ink) and press along the dotted lines of all the pop-up pieces.
Carefully cut out the turkey's card following the solid, black lines.
Carefully cut out the pop-up pieces for the turkey following the solid, black lines.
Fold the turkey feather pop-up piece BACK AWAY from you along the long, center dotted line...
...and crease with your fingers.
Take hold of the tab at the bottom of the feathers...
...and fold upwards. Return the tab to its original position. Repeat with the second tab at the bottom.
Take hold of the upper section of feathers and fold backwards.
Take hold of the very top section of feathers and fold forward.
Your finished feather piece should now look like this. Set this piece aside.
Take the turkey and fold the body in half along the center fold line. The center fold line should be moving away from you and the outer edges of the turkey should be coming towards you.
Take hold of the leg tab at the left side of the turkey and fold it back away from the body.
Take hold of the leg tab at the right side of the turkey and fold it back away from the body.
Turn the turkey piece over. It should now look like this, with the head and neck, as well as the leg tabs, coming forward.
Turn the turkey back over again and apply glue to the areas marked "glue here."
Take hold of the feather piece and carefully align the tabs with the glue areas on the turkey. IMPORTANT: Make sure the outer parts of the feathers go IN FRONT of the turkey's body as indicated by the red arrows.
Press the feather piece firmly into the glue so both pop-up pieces are flat.
This is how your finished turkey should now look. IMPORTANT: Make sure the outer parts of the feathers come in front of the turkey as shown.
Take the card and fold it in half along the center fold line. Crease well, then open again
Apply glue to the areas marked "glue here."
Take the turkey and align the leg tabs with the glue areas...
...and press the turkey onto the card. The turkey should lay completely flat when applied to the card. Let the glue dry!
After the glue has dried, carefully close the card.
Your pop-up Thanksgiving card is finished! Have a Happy Holiday!