We absolutely love easy crafts! And this handprint toilet paper roll turkey fits the bill.
It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner! A part of me is focused on Christmas and planning for 2017. I know, I know.. it’s only the middle of November. But it’s also just a month and a half away from the end of the year.
But that won’t stop me from sharing one more easy craft idea for your toddler or preschooler.
And this one focuses on incorporating handprint art (a favorite of mine) with reusing a toilet paper roll. I’m on a bit of a toilet paper roll craft kick because I find them so easy to do. It’s also one of those craft supplies that we always have on hand.
Handprint Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Now this friendly fellow (or gal) can go along with our K-Cup turkey when it comes to making place cards. Squeaker had other plans (which you’ll see in a moment).
- Construction paper
- craft foam
- googly eyes (optional but it makes so much fun)
- toilet paper roll (we buy our toilet paper in bulk so this is something we always have on hand.)
- glue (I used a low-heat glue gun)
After tracing Squeaker’s hand on a piece of construction paper, I cut that one out and then used it as my template (of sorts) for the remaining. We only used three handprints total but you can certainly use more if you’d like for your turkey to have some more plumage.
The rest of the steps are quite easy!
Find the spot where you’d like to have your turkey’s eyes and nose. Using glue (again, I used a low-temp glue gun), affix them to the toilet paper roll. To assemble the “feathers”, pick your ideal spot on the back of the turkey. Glue down one handprint. Then glue down the remaining one at a time.
The reason I use a glue gun instead of a glue stick or white glue is because it makes it a little more durable.
Especially when Squeaker decides that she wants to use it for a hand puppet
I try to save toilet paper rolls all year, so hopefully I’ll have a larger stash to work with and we’ll make a flock of turkeys.