My seven year old son made this paper bag turkey craft all on his own.
To make the turkey you need:
- lunch size paper sack
- old newspaper or scrap paper
- construction paper in various colors
- tape and/or glue
- wiggly eyes
Here’s how you put the turkey together:
- Fill a paper sack with wadded up newspapers or other scrap paper. Tie off the top with string then cut off the excess from the “stem” of the paper sack.
- Cut out the feathers free free hand from orange, red, green, and yellow construction paper.
- The turkey’s head is just a long rectangle of paper, rolled back on itself and taped to the “stem” of the paper sack. You will also need a wattle and beak cut from paper.
- Tape or glue the turkey’s head, wattle, beak, and some googly eyes to the top of the sack.
- Glue or tape on two wings, one on either side of the sack.
- Glue or tape on all of the tail feathers in a fanned out shape.
This guy makes a cute table centerpiece or he can sit on a shelf. If you have slightly older kids they might enjoy using him for Nerf target practice as well.
It teaches kids scissor skills, creativity (because there is no template), and organization skills as they work to put their turkey together in order.
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