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Turkey Centerpiece Craft

How to Make a Turkey Out of a Paper Bag

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Turkey Centerpiece Craft

Turkey Centerpiece Craft

submitted by Debbi
A visitor named Michelle J. shared these instructions to make a turkey centerpiece using a paper bag and a few other supplies. This is not only a fun family activity, but it will also make a nice Thanksgiving table decoration.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:
On the paper bag, mark a line about 2 1/2-inches down from the top of the bag, on all four sides. Have the children color this portion for the turkey feathers.

Once done with that, have the children color a turkey head on the paper. For this, Michelle drew a head on the paper, the children colored one side, cut it out, and then colored the other side.

Now, open the bag and add fill it with crumpled pieces of newspaper. Close bag around the paper, it helps to twist it a bit. Now use some yarn or a twist tie to secure the bag closed.

Once done with that, spread the feathers (top of the bag) out. It helps to rip the bag some to spread the feathers.

Now, put glue on the bottom portion of the turkey head, and leave the turkey head laying on the table, glue side up. Take the body and place what would be the bottom of the bag onto the turkey head, and push hard.

You now have a turkey centerpiece for the table on Thanksgiving. We did not add feet, but that could be easily done with paper or pipe cleaners.

The photo featured here was submitted by Debbi and features Tyler, age 8, and Samantha, age 3 with their turkey centerpieces.

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