Begin this thankful
turkey craft by painting two bowls and the toilet paper roll the color
you want your turkey to be.
they are dry, glue the rims of the two bowls together. You can use
clothespins or paper clips to keep them together if needed.
3. Next, glue the
toilet paper roll to the bowl. This will be the
turkey's head and neck. Glue it so that the bowl will stand up when
the toilet paper roll is attached. Since some brands of paper
bowls may weigh differently, so be sure to test this out to be sure the
turkey will stand stable and will not tip over. Allow to dry.
make the turkey's face, you can cut black dots from construction paper
or glue on googly eyes.
5. To make the beak, take a small square of yellow or orange card stock
and fold it into quarters. Then, cut off a triangle, with one edge
along the fold (see photos). Open up the card stock, and then cut the
resulting diamond in half. This becomes the beak, and it can be glued
on as shown.
the red balloon and cut off the stem of it, where you would normally
blow, into a "V" shape. Glue on the red balloon below the beak to
become the wattle.
the hat, use a small plastic condiment cup (I used a small solo cup). Paint it
black. For the brim, draw a circle on black card stock, which is a
little larger than the hat. Cut out the circle and glue it carefully to
the hat. Then, glue the hat to the turkey.
the feet, have your child trace her hand on brown card stock and cut it
out. Then glue the hand to the bottom of the turkey. The fingers are
the turkey's toes!
make the feathers, stack a few sheet of colored card stock on top of
one another, then fold them in half. Cut out a feather shape. You will
end up with duplicate feather shapes for each color. Apply glue to one
whole side of the feather, then add a toothpick near the bottom, with
half of it hanging out. Then apply the other side of the feather, so
the toothpick is “sandwiched in”. Allow to dry.
holes in the back paper bowl, near the rim, with a nail or thick pin.
Make the holes about 1.5 inches apart. This is where the feathers can
be poked through the turkey.
This thankful turkey craft is complete! He will
look great as a centerpiece this Thanksgiving, and is something your
child will be prould of!