I just love everything about fall – the decorations, the food, the crafts, and the fact that it means Christmas is coming. 🙂
My son is at such a fun age right now because we can start doing seasonal activities together.
Of course, the teacher in me always has to tie learning in, too. Today, we worked on color sorting and color matching with this paper bag turkey craft.
Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Materials
The materials for the fall turkey craft are so simple that you probably already have all of them around your house.
When collecting my materials, I couldn’t find any orange tissue paper, so I just used orange construction paper in its place. Tissue worked better, but the construction paper also turned out fine 🙂
- Construction paper – 5 or so colors
- Tissue paper – colors that match the construction paper
- Brown paper bag
- A pair of googly eyes (you could also just use white paper and draw the pupils on)
- Pen, if needed to draw feather outline
Paper Bag Turkey Craft Instructions
- First, I made sure I had 5 colors of construction paper and 5 matching tissue paper colors. Then, I cut strips of the tissue paper into little squares that could be easily crumbled. I put all of the squares in a big messy pile, and let my little one sort the colors into piles (first learning task:)
- Next, I put the five sheets of construction paper in a neat pile and cut out a turkey feather. With the sheets of construction paper in a pile, I only had to cut out one feather 🙂
- After that, we glued the eyes on the paper bag, and I made a few little construction paper shapes for the turkey’s mouth – two triangles and a teardrop shape.
- Then, I had my little helper crumple the pieces of tissue and match them to the coordinating feather. He had a great time matching the colors to the feathers (second learning task:)). After he matched them, we glued all of the pieces down, feather-by-feather.
- Once all of the tissue was glued to each feather, we glued the feathers to the back of the brown bag with a strip of glue.
Here’s my little helper adding a few more pieces on at the end.
The finished paper bag turkey craft! It took very little time to prepare and was a great learning activity to do together.
And, my little guy loves that it’s a puppet! We might be making more puppet friends for Mr. Turkey tomorrow 🙂
Looking for more thanksgiving craft ideas? There are some awesome fall projects on All Free Holiday Crafts that inspired me with this paper bag color-sorting turkey puppet.