With the fall season upon us, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better way to decorate the table at your Thanksgiving Dinner than with a Thanksgiving Table Turkey. Making a Table Turkey is easy with just a few inexpensive craft items and some found in common household products. A little help from an older child or adult will help to get this project completed in under 45 minutes. This project is also a great way for toddlers to learn how 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 centerpiece decoration at your Thanksgiving Dinner celebration.
Thanksgiving Table Turkey
Materials and Supplies You Will Need
Brown, red, yellow, black, and orange construction paper.
How to Make the Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey
Before you begin this project it would be a good idea to draw and cut out all the shapes you will need with the construction paper. You will need 2 brown circles about 5 inches in diameter for the back of the turkey and 1 brown circle about 4 inches in diameter for the turkey’s head. Next cut out 1 small brown rectangle for the turkey’s neck, 1 small yellow triangle for the beak, 2 tiny black circles for the eyes and 10 finger shaped tail feathers about 8 inches long using the red, yellow and orange paper. Once you have all of that completed take the brown construction paper and make a rectangle shape that is large enough to cover the toilet paper roll.
First place one of the large brown circles you made flat on the table and glue the tail feathers in a fan shape along the bottom of the circle. Make sure the feathers overlap each other to prevent gaps. Glue the second large brown circle on top of the first to cover the glued ends of the tail feathers.
Glue the brown rectangle onto the toilet paper roll and once the glue has dried lay the roll flat on the table. Glue the circles you just made to one end of the toilet paper roll keeping the feathers pointing up. Glue the small brown rectangle to the edge of the remaining brown circle to make the turkey’s head and neck. Glue the turkey’s neck to the other end of toilet-paper roll and let it dry before continuing.
Once the glue has dried bend the yellow triangle so that it looks like a beak and glue it to the turkey’s head. Next glue the eyes to the turkey’s head. Once you have finished that your turkey will be ready to go in the center of your Thanksgiving dinner table. If you want you can make more of the turkey’s to give your table a Turkey farm look.