Thanksgiving is usually enjoyed with a house full of family, which usually means a house full of kids! It can be a challenge to keep the little ones occupied while the adults mingle and cook. Keep your little turkeys busy on Thanksgiving with this easy paper tube turkey craft!
What you’ll need:
- red, orange and yellow construction paper
- toilet paper tube
- two buttons
- a brown pipe cleaner
What you’ll do:
Glue the two buttons to the paper tube to form the turkey’s eyes.
Cut out a triangle from the orange construction paper and glue it beneath the eyes to form the turkey’s beak. Then, cut out a squiggle from the red construction paper and glue it beneath the beak to form the gobbler.
Trace your child’s hand on to a piece of construction paper. Use the cut out as a template to trace and cut out more hand shapes. You will need a total of six cut out handprints.
Glue three of the hand prints to the back of the paper tube to make the turkey’s feathers.
Glue a second layer of hand prints to the back of the paper tube.
Cut two 2-inch sections of the pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner back and forth a couple of times to create the turkey’s foot. Repeat for the second foot.
Use glue to attach the feet to the bottom of the paper tube.