Turkey Table Topper
- Total Time Needed:
- 1 Hour
Not only can this festive bird really dress up a Thanksgiving table, it also does double duty serving up your dinner rolls.
- Large brown paper bag
- Piece of corrugated cardboard
- Paper plates
- Mod-Podge glue
- Colored paper
- Orange or red balloon and googly eyes
- Glitter, stickers, or other notions
- Craft clothespins
- Tacky glue
The Turkey's Body:
Trim the bag so that it measures about 8 inches tall. Then fold down the sides so that they are half the height and double the thickness. Cut the cardboard to fit in the bottom of the bag and insert it. Next, fold a paper plate in half and fit it inside the bag where the tail will go, bending the sides as needed.
Staple the plate in place. Then staple a second
plate (don't fold this one) to the outside of the bag behind the first
plate. For wings, fold 2 paper plates in half and staple one to each
side so the bag is sandwiched between it.
For the turkey's head, fold and staple another
paper plate, as illustrated. Decorate all the paper plates, including
the head, by gluing on torn bits of colored paper. Then add a balloon
wattle and googly eyes.
Have your kids glue colored paper shapes on paper plates, layering different prints or creating bold patterns if they like.
When the glue is dry, cut feather shapes out of
the plates and stick a craft clothespin to the back of each with tacky
glue so your child can attach the feathers to the paper plates. For an
extrafancy finish, they can add decorative notions or even their names.
- The Turkey's Body: