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20 Fun and Crafty Paper Bag Turkey Projects

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.

Crafty Paper Bag Turkey Projects

How to Make a Turkey Out Of a Paper Bag

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.

Paper Bag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey Cut Out for Craft

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Decoration

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.

Brown Paper Bag Turkey

Brown Paper Bag Turkey

Turkey in Paper Bag Craft Instructions

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.

Turkey in a Paper Bag

Turkey in a Paper Bag

Paper Bag Turkey for Preschoolers

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.

Make a Paper Bag Turkey

Make a Paper Bag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey Hand Puppet Craft

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet

How to Make a Brown Paper Bag Turkey Puppet for Craft

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.

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Craft

DIY Paper Bag Turkey for Kindergarten

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.

How to Make a Paper Bag Turkey

How to Make a Paper Bag Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey Craft for Preschool Kids

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft for Kids

Paper Bag Turkey Craft for Kids

Easy Paper Bag Turkey Craft

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 Directions

Paper Bag Turkey Craft Directions

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Template

Paper Bag Turkey Template

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Leg with Popcorn Stuffing

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Leg Stuffed With Popcorn

Paper Bag Turkey Leg Stuffed With Popcorn

Free Template for a Brown Paper Bag Turkey Puppet

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Template

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Template

Paper Bag Turkey Centerpiece Craft

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Centerpiece

Paper Bag Turkey Centerpiece

Paper Lunch Bag Turkey Leg Hat

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Hat

Paper Bag Turkey Hat

Paper Bag for a Turkey Bread Basket

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Bread Basket

Paper Bag Turkey Bread Basket

Paper Bag Turkey Craft and Rice

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.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft with Rice

Paper Bag Turkey Craft with Rice

How to Make Brown Paper Bag Stuffed Turkey Legs

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Legs

Brown Paper Bag Turkey Legs

No Glue Paper Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving

Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey

Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey

3D Paper Bag Thankful Turkey

3D Paper Bag Turkey

3D Paper Bag Turkey

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

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