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This Thanksgiving, make this adorable toilet paper roll turkey craft with your preschoolers.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This adorable Thanksgiving toilet paper roll craft is the perfect way to get preschoolers excited about the upcoming holiday.
This turkey craft is perfect for preschoolers. It uses simple craft supplies like a cardboard tube, construction paper, and colorful craft feathers.
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft
If you’re looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for preschoolers, scroll down to see how simple it is to create this craft with your little ones.
What You’ll Need
- toilet paper roll
- x-acto knife
- google eyes
- orange construction paper
- red construction paper
- black marker
- black construction paper
What You’ll Do
Cut a 1-inch section off of the toilet paper roll; set aside for hat.
Mark (with pencil) and cut (with exacto knife) a 1 ½ inch horizontal slit about one inch down from the top of the toilet paper roll.
Start tucking the feathers into the slit until you have as many as you want.
Glue the google eyes about halfway down the front of the toilet paper roll; let dry.
Mark (with pencil) and cut (with exacto knife) a ½ inch horizontal slit about ½ inch below the google eyes.
Now to make the beak! Cut a strip of orange construction paper about 2 inches long by ¾ inch; fold in half.
Draw a triangle on the paper with the base of the triangle on the fold. Cut traced triangle.
Feed the tip of the triangle through the slit (on the inside of the toilet paper roll) and pull through from the outside for the beak.
Cut a gobble with an extra long end out of the red construction paper.
Feed the long end into the same slit as the beak is in, under the beak.
Once you have the desired amount of the gobble hanging out, just fold it down so it lays flat under the beak.
If you want a hat, here’s how to make one! Color the 1-inch section of the toilet paper roll (that you cut off in step #1) with a black marker. If you want, you can color the inside as well.
Trace the toilet paper roll on a piece of black construction paper. Then, freehand another circle around that, about ¼ inch larger than the tp roll outline and cut out the extended circle.
Place a small line of glue on one end of your blackened tp roll and glue down in the center of black paper circle; let dry.
Glue down or simply place your hat on your turkey and it’s complete!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more.
Do you smell that? Is it fall or your new pumpkin pie play dough kit. This homemade pumpkin scented play dough kit is perfect as a party favor, holiday goody bag or even a fun activity at home.
Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.