Paper bag turkeys are an easy arts and crafts project that is quite simple and involves just a few other things than a brown paper bag itself. It is a wonderful source of fun for youngsters during Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Once they are done with it, you can decorate the room with it or use it as a table centerpiece.
This method employs taking your handprints on orange and yellow construction paper before gluing them to the back of the paper bag stuffed with newspapers.
A making procedure that involves cutting out the turkey’s head, nose, wattle and feathers from colorful construction paper and gluing them to a brown paper bag can scarcely go wrong. Check out how the cute eyes have been drawn with a black marker.
Though a lunch sack sized brown paper bag without handles has been used for the project, you can attach strings for the handles if you want to gift it to someone during Thanksgiving. It can also hold electric lights allowing it to play the role of a gorgeous table luminary.
The wacky looks of this turkey are worth giving the project a try. The googly eyes add to the fun. Construction paper cutouts are used for the feathers and the facial features.
Preschoolers would be delighted to receive these as gifts or just admire their beauty as decorations on the dinner table during Thanksgiving. You can stand the turkey on a plate filled with popcorns to enhance the fun factor.
Children love talking puppets. Don’t they? The above-linked step by step will give you clear directions on how you can make the same in the pattern of a turkey. For more ideas of paper bag puppets, in general, along with instructions on making them, visit our article, 59 Paper Bag Puppets.
The red wattle overlapped partially by the triangular beak is a highlight of this art project. Seven feathers attached to the back have been made keeping a fall theme in mind. Note the use of concentric paper circles in black and white to create the eyes.
A striking point that differentiates this DIY from the others is the pipe cleaner feet attached to the bottom of the bird’s body. You may paint the outside of the paper bag if you wish to give it a kaleidoscopic look.
This tutorial basically involves cutting the turkey pattern out of a brown paper bag or construction paper, sewing two such patterns together using a pipe stem cleaner taped to a thread leaving a small opening at the top and stuffing with crumpled newspaper balls.
You may recycle a grocery bag for creating this turkey treat bag that doubles up as a fabulous décor item. Check out the printed meaningful captions on the body and feathers.
Paper Bag Turkey Craft Template/Pattern
Take the help of the below template pattern to trace the outlines of a turkey onto a paper bag and construction paper as applicable.
Hand over this bone shaped paper bag turkey leg filled with popcorn to kids while they are catching on a movie this Thanksgiving and enjoy watching their attention shift from the screen instantly.
Handprints on construction paper, circle punches of the specified diameters, craft glue and a lot of scribbling with a brown marker pen sum up this awesome puppet making activity.
The pencil colored paper plates made to resemble the turkey feathers and the orange webbed feet at the bottom add a unique touch to this one.
Indulge in Thanksgiving craft by making this large dome-shaped turkey hat for your head. You will primarily need brown paper grocery sacks and lunch bags for this. Note how colored paper scraps around the turkey gives an effect of stuffing and white paper rolls serve as the legs.
Enjoy making this bread basket with your family by wrapping a shoe box with a paper bag and adding painted feathers at the back. A folded paper plate forms the head and a couple of semicircular ones at the sides create the wings.
The tutorial linked above comes with a printable turkey template that you can download. If you want, you can fill the bag with rice and attach the directions of making a delicious recipe (details given at the bottom of the linked article) to it on an index card.
Let the holiday season begin with the chirpy clamor of the little ones as they engage in the craft with full fervor. Do be around the for supervision lest they get messy with the glue and have more paint on themselves than the turkey itself!
Published on October 7th 2016 by Peyton Derrida