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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).

Supply List


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.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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