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Paper Bag Turkey Craft

This Paper Bag Turkey Craft is about as simple as a Thanksgiving craft can get, making it perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s made with a paper bag out of  simple shapes, rectangles and triangles. They are super cute and so fun!

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

What I love about this paper bag turkey craft, and really most turkey crafts in general, is that it’s great for making the simple rectangle strip feathers as colorful as you want. You can go with the normal Thanksgiving turkey colors of red, yellow, and orange or make your feathers in the colors of the rainbow. There’s no wrong answer here

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Easy Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

For our paper bag turkey craft you’ll need brown paper lunch bags, cardstock in assorted Thanksgiving colors, medium sized googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.

Paper Bag Turkeys

Paper Bag Turkey Craft Supplies Needed

  • Paper bags
  • Cardstock – red, yellow, orange, etc.
  • Googly eyes, medium
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Step by Step Directions

Start by gathering your colors of cardstock for the feathers. You can go with typical red, yellow, and orange or add in some green, purple, and blue, too. The colors you choose for your turkeys are up to you.

Cut rectangle cardstock strips.

Cut strips from the width of the cardstock, the strips 1-2″ wide.

Glue rectangles around top of bag for feathers.

Now, cut the strips in half and begin gluing around the top of the bag.

Rectangle strip feathers.

You can add as many strips as you’d like to make it as full as you’d like.

Cut 3 triangles and an oval, raindrop shape.

Next, cut 3 triangles from the yellow cardstock. Also cut an oval, or raindrop, shape from red cardstock.

Cut body of bag in half.

Cut the body of the bag in half.

Add googly eyes.

Then, glue eyes in place on the flap of the bag.

Glue red oval or raindrop to side of triangle for beak and glue in place.

Glue the red oval off to the side of a triangle for the beak. Glue the beak in place.

Glue two triangles in place for feet.

Finally, glue the other two triangles by the top point to the bottom of the bag. This should leave the flat edge of the triangle for the feet, and completes your super cute preschool paper bag Thanksgiving craft.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

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More Turkey Crafts for Kids

Looking for more Thanksgiving turkey crafts? Be sure to check out our Handprint Fall Leaf Turkey Craft, Potato Stamp Turkey Craft, Cardboard Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft, and our Simple Paper Turkey Craft to name just a few of our many Thanksgiving crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Thanksgiving turkey craft is as easy as can be, made with a paper bag and simple shapes

Materials

  • Paper bags
  • Cardstock - red, yellow, orange, etc.
  • Googly eyes, medium
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Start by gathering your colors of cardstock for the feathers. You can go with typical red, yellow, and orange or add in some green, purple, and blue, too. The colors you choose for your turkeys are up to you.
  2. Cut strips from the width of the cardstock, the strips 1-2" wide.
  3. Now, cut the strips in half and begin gluing around the top of the bag.
  4. You can add as many strips as you’d like to make it as full as you’d like.
  5. Next, cut 3 triangles from the yellow cardstock. Also cut an oval, or raindrop, shape from red cardstock.
  6. Cut the body of the bag in half.
  7. Then, glue eyes in place on the flap of the bag.
  8. Glue the red oval off to the side of a triangle for the beak. Glue the beak in place.
  9. Finally, glue the other two triangles by the top point to the bottom of the bag. This should leave the flat edge of the triangle for the feet, and completes your super cute preschool paper bag Thanksgiving craft.

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