Origami Paper Turkey Place Cards: Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving Table Setting

Create the perfect Thanksgiving place card setting with our DIY origami paper turkeys. These charming creations add a playful touch to your dinner table but also give us an opportunity for quality time with our loved ones.

Crafting origami turkeys is a fun activity that anyone, especially the kiddies, can enjoy while learning about the significance of gratitude. It's a fantastic way to practice the values of thankfulness and togetherness we so cherish around this time of year.

To get started, gather some paper, which you can find on our website, www.jampaper.com, and a few fun markers or pens to go with it. Choose hues that match your decor or go for a rainbow of colors to brighten up the table.


Markers, pens, crayons, etc...




Begin by trimming down your sheet of paper into a perfect square, that is of course if it is not already a square piece of paper. If you are using an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper, a good size to trim down to is 6 ½ x 6 ½. But any square size will work. Try a few different sizes out to see what you like best. The more turkeys, the better!

With your trimmed piece of paper in front of you, ready to go, click the play button on the video below to follow along and create our turkey masterpieces. Encourage the kids to join in, making it a memorable family project.


Small Tip: Keep a ruler on hand to help crease the edges to be nice and crisp.

Once your paper turkeys are complete, you can keep them simple or add your guest’s name to the body of the turkey, set them on top of each place setting, and VOILA! The most magnificent addition to your Thanksgiving table setting.

For a little something extra special, write down what you're thankful for on small, decorative cards, or gift tags and place these next to the turkeys. These cards are now an extra heartwarming personal touch to your guest’s place setting.

As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, these delightful origami turkeys and beautiful thankful messages will bring smiles to everyone’s face, we’re sure of it. Encourage everyone to share what they're thankful for, fostering a sense of connection and appreciation.


Incorporating origami paper turkeys into your Thanksgiving dinner not only enhances the ambiance of Thanksgiving in a creative way but also reinforces the spirit of thankfulness. It's a simple yet meaningful way to jazz up your holiday table, celebrate together, and create lasting memories with your loved ones. So, this year, gather your stationery supplies, get crafty with the kids, and set the stage for a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and joy.

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