Decorating your home in an appropriate way during Thanksgiving and Christmas would indeed be a difficult job. If you are of a creative mind and possess an immense passion for decorating your home with a variety of handmade stuff designed from the objects of your day to day life, then you would surely love experimenting with a toilet paper roll in case you haven’t yet done so. One of the best and easiest crafts you can make with them is a turkey, which would also be an apt one during the festive season. The following instructions would be your guide as you attempt at making a toilet paper turkey.
These two turkeys would serve as a great table decoration during your Thanksgiving dinner complementing the real ones fabulously. A host of bright colored construction paper for the feathers would help to create a stunning visual impact.
You can paint the craft sticks or write each member’s name with a glitter pen to give it a charming appeal. Making the feathers by taking an outline of your child’s handprint makes the turkey look even more unique.
Your kiddo would be thrilled at the idea of putting colorful clothespin for the turkey’s feathers along with the bulging googly eyes.
Instead of making the toilet paper roll as the base, you can even cut out a turkey from the roll as shown here. You can make your kids write a line about the person they are thankful.
The colorful feathers and bright pompoms give the turkeys an enticing look.
The tin foil gives the bird a gorgeous look, while the fan-shaped feather makes it look immensely appealing.
Your guests would be utterly enthralled to see their napkins enclosed with a lovely turkey-faced ring.
These attractive turkeys sitting on your guest’s plate would make their Thanksgiving dinner even more fulfilling.
Insert colorful napkins into each of the turkeys, and write a small note of thanks for each guest.
The black hat makes Mr. Turkey look marvelous.
The faux pumpkins and flowers surrounding the turkey makes it look more appealing.
You can even write your messages on the bowl instead of the feathers.
The ruffled red tissue paper around its adds charm to the turkey.
If you are planning this craft for younger kids, it would be convenient to use printable templates like the one shown below to make your job easier.
To make your turkey’s feather look more creative and artistic, you can download a template as shown in the image below, where you or the little ones can write the list of things that make you feel thankful.
Your kids would have a whale of a time in creating colorful turkeys on the eve of Thanksgiving, also getting an opportunity to flaunt about their creative skills before their playmates. If you have enjoyed your stint with the toilet paper experiment more with it by making decorative flowers from it.
Published on August 20th 2016 by Miranda Gibbs