With the fall season upon us, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, young kids can easily make this Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey with just a few inexpensive craft items and a little help from an older child or adult. This project is great for toddlers just learning to make paper crafts and use scissors with an adult or older siblings help while also being easy Preschoolers and young teens to help make a craft that would make a great decoration in the home, at school or as a centerpiece at your Thanksgiving Dinner celebration. If you find yourself with extra left over materials after the first Turkeys are made you can encourage your children to make more for friends and relatives.
Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey Craft
Materials and Supplies You Will Need
Brown Lunch Bag
Use a Printable Turkey
Colors or Markers
How to Make the Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey
With this craft I will describe how to make your own Turkey to go on the Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey. If you want to cut out the part where you make your own Turkey you can also use any online website that offers free printable Thanksgiving Turkeys to print out and color. If you decided to go that route you can skip the directions for making a Turkey. Drawing the Turkey is easy for kids or for adults and older siblings who want to help the child.
First you will need to draw an oval shape for the Turkey’s body. Try to keep the size of your paper bag in mind when drawing the size of the oval for the body. Next draw a smaller oval above the larger one to make a head. Next add a triangle beak, little eyes and two lines in the shape of a neck to attach the head to the body. After that add two wings, loops that look like fingers will work fine. Next draw some lines that look like fingers around the neck and add a wattle under his chin. Make sure when you draw the turkey it is big enough to cut out.
How to Make the Turkey’s Back End
After you have finished with either creating your turkey and coloring it or printing the turkey from online and decorating it it is time to give him his tail feathers. Cut down the brown lunch bag and make a jagged edge along the top to look like feathers. For a better idea you can click on the picture attached to this article. Color the tail feathers using markers or water paint if you want to. You can also leave them brown if you want to. Next glue the Turkey body to the tail feathers section and after it has dried you can add some tape to the back to hang up in the house or if you have a clip picture holder you can use that to let your Turkey stand up in the center of your dinner table at Thanksgiving Dinner.