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Watercolor Turkeys

These lovely watercolor turkeys show how Thanksgiving art projects don’t have to be brown and boring.

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Volunteer art docent Tricia from Brentwood, CA had her 4th grade students first draw them on 12×18 white paper with Sharpies. They added oil pastel accents and finished with water color from edge to edge. Love the color! Here is my tutorial she followed:

• View and download Turkey PDF Tutorial

• Crayons or paint or markers
• Sharpie, black, fine point

1. Print a tutorial for each student. Guide lines are added to a sheet of paper before the drawing is started. Folding the paper in half both ways will do the trick, or you can print them lightly with a printer too. Students follow the tutorial to draw the turkey.

2. The drawing is traced with a Sharpie marker. Erase the extra pencil lines when the drawing is complete.

3. Color the drawing carefully with crayons, or paint, or draw with markers.

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