- paper bag - small or large
- construction paper
- googly eyes or you can cut out eyes
- berry twigs
- piece of craft styrofoam
How to Make a Paperbag TurkeyI wish I had better pictures to illustrate, but my camera ran out of battery power when we started this project.
- Take a paper bag and stuff it with crumpled paper to about a few inches from the top of the bag.
- Tie off the top of the bag to make a round body for the turkey.
- Where the bottom of the bag is, hot glue a round piece of craft styrofoam. You don't have to do this but it makes it a bit easier to secure the berry twigs and sticks.
- Shape the head by taking a small square piece of paper and wrapping it around crumpled paper. Tie the head to the tied end of the paper bag. At this point, your turkey will look creepy, but I promise it looks cuter by the end of the project.
- Collect leaves, acorns, sticks, and berry twigs to decorate your turkey.
- Glue the leaves and acorns onto the paper bag body.
- Poke the leaves and berry twigs into the styrofoam plate.
- Make the turkey's face with construction paper and googly eyes. Glue those onto it's face.
- Wait a day for the glue to dry.
- Paint the turkey. We used fall colors to paint since we don't get the lovely fall foliage down in Central Texas. If your leaves are colorful, it's not necessary to paint.
Now, you have a handcrafted turkey made by you and your child. Gobble! Gobble!