When the fall leaves start falling, I get excited and start thinking of ways to incorporate those leaves into our fall crafts. And there’s no greater craft subject for this time of year than turkeys, so it only makes sense that we’d make this Cardboard Roll Fall Leaf Turkey Craft using leaves as the colorful turkey feathers.
In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve used fall leaves in our turkey crafts. We’ve made Clothespin and Leaf Turkey Crafts, as well as our Suncatching Fall Leaf Turkey Craft, which uses an old CD for a fun, shiny effect.
This Cardboard Roll Fall Leaf Turkey Craft uses a clean toilet paper roll or paper towel roll, cut into roughly 2-3” pieces. Then, gather some fall leaves in various colors from the backyard. The rest of the supplies include googly eyes, pink or red and yellow construction paper, a 1” circle punch, scissors, and glue.
Cardboard Roll Fall Leaf Turkey Craft
- fall leaves
- cardboard roll, cut into 2 to 3” pieces
- googly eyes
- construction paper – pink/red and yellow
- 1” circle punch
- school glue
Gather a couple cardboard rolls. Begin by cutting a cardboard roll into 2 or 3″ wide pieces.
Use the 1″ circle punch to punch holes from another piece of the cardboard roll.
Take 2 or 3 leaves and glue on the inside of the cardboard roll.
Cut a square out of the yellow paper. Fold into a triangle, beak shape. Cut a teardrop kind of shape from the red or pink paper for the turkey’s snood.
Glue googly eyes on the circle of cardboard roll. Glue on the snood with the beak on top. Adhere the cardboard roll circle onto the piece of cardboard roll with the leaves.
Fold the cardboard roll closed.
This would make a really fun table place settings or just a great Thanksgiving decoration. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to play in the leaves. Be sure to find more Thanksgiving ideas, from easy recipes to Thanksgiving crafts, at Our Kid Things!