Looking for a cute and easy kids craft for November? Dive into the recycling bin and have a go at this adorable Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft.
Here we’ve combined recycled materials with nature to create a turkey craft kids will love – a great craft to try during the build up to Thanksgiving.
At Arty Crafty Kids, we like options and this craft can be simplified for preschoolers and young children, and extended for older kids.
Simply leave out the hat element for preschoolers, which will enable them to complete the craft independently OR leave the hat for the older kiddos. Either way, the kids will one super cute toilet paper roll turkey!
How to Make the Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft:
What you need:
- Toilet Paper Rolls
- Coloured Construction Paper
- Sunflower – Plastic or Real
- Candy Corn
- Pipe Cleaner
- Googly Eyes
Let’s Make the Turkey!
Cover the Paper Roll
Step 1: Cut a piece of brown construction paper a little taller than then the paper roll.
Step 2: Apply glue to one edge of the paper. Place the paper roll on top of the glue area and wrap the paper roll. Secure the other end with glue.
Step 3: Fold any excess paper over the edges and into the paper roll.
Let’s Create a Turkey Face!
Step 4: Glue googly eyes onto paper roll.
Step 5: Cut a gobbler from red construction paper. Glue onto paper roll.
Step 6: Glue a piece candy corn on top of gobbler for beak. (If you don’t have candy corn you can cut a beak out of yellow construction paper.)
Pipe Cleaner Legs
Step 7: Cut 4 pieces of pipe cleaner. Twist them together and tape or glue to bottom of paper roll to create the feet.
Step 8: Attach the legs to the bottom of the paper roll, securing with a piece of tape.
Optional: A Simple Paper Top Hat
Step 9: For the hat, cut out two circles of construction paper. One will be the same size as the end paper roll for the top of the hat and the other will be larger for the hat brim. Tape the brim on top of the paper roll. Cut a small strip of construction paper with the same width as paper roll. Roll the strip and glue the ends together and tape on top of brim. Tape on the circle that is the same width as the roll for the top of the hat.
Finish off with a Cute Flower
Step 10: Decorate the hat by gluing a sunflower on it. (Can be a plastic sunflower or one cut out of construction paper.)
Add Some Colourful Autumn Leaves
Step 11: Glue leaves to back of turkey.
The Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft is Complete!
I hope your children enjoy this adorable toilet paper roll turkey craft. For more Turkey Craft Ideas for Kids, check out the following popular posts…
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