Thanksgiving Origami - Cross Legged Critters

These little guys are my "go to" week before Thanksgiving activity.  Look how cute they turned out last year?  I love the ones with the giant googly eyes!
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher

If you want to try this one out with your little ones all you need is paper, scissors, and some clear instructions.

I typically model step by step before I give students paper and highly recommend this if you've never done this project before.  Then I have two groups: one that can be more independent following the written directions (I like to make 15 or so copies so all students have access to the written directions) and one group with me that will work on following step by step oral directions.

As a fast finisher, students can use the extra paper they get from cutting their original rectangular paper into a square to make baby turkeys.  
Examples of Cross Legged Critter turkeys with instructions on how to make them.  Perfect for the month of November - from I Want to be a Super Teacher

Fun, cute, and time consuming - the perfect trifecta for the week before Thanksgiving! 

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