Here's a fun and easy upcycled craft using a simple toilet paper tube and paper bag. Older kids can handle it on their own while the younger set will need assistance with the assembly.
You will need:
toilet paper tube
paper lunch-sized bag
scrap red and yellow construction paper
google eyes (or paint)
stapler or paper clip
penny, washer, paper clip (optional) and a piece of tape
Step 1 - Open up the bag by cutting along the seam and cutting off the bottom.
Step 2 - Paint the bag (tail feathers) and toilet paper tube (body) any way you want. J was in his "mix all of the colors together" stage when we made it a few years ago. Let dry completely.
Step 3 - Cut a small yellow triangle to make the beak and a red squiggle to make the wattle. If you want the wattle to be 3D and stick out from the turkey fold a thin strip on the straight side for gluing. Fold over the top corner of the body to make the head, glue on eyes, beak and wattle.
Step 4 - Cut long strips about ⅔rds of the way down the bag to make the feathers. Scrunch the bottom portion, stuff it into the bottom of the body and staple or paper clip.
Step 5 - (optional) To prevent the turkey from tipping backwards tape a penny, washer, paper clip, etc. to the inside front of the body to balance the weight of the tail. Or prop it up against something like I do 🙂