Today we have a toilet paper roll turkey craft! This little cardboard turkey is super cute and we’ve made it so easy! It’s a great fall craft for kids. We’ll even give you a free printable turkey template to help you make your craft!
Thanksgiving is coming up soon! So we’ve been breaking out all of the turkey crafts!
Turkey crafts are so much fun to get kids in the spirit of the holidays.
Today’s turkey is made from colorful craft paper and a toilet paper roll.
He’s even got a fancy hat!
Make sure to grab our free printable turkey template to make this craft super easy.
Table of Contents
- Supplies Needed for This Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft
- How to Make Your Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Supplies Needed for This Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft
- Colored craft paper
- Toilet paper roll
- Googly eyes
- Craft Glue
How to Make Your Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Now that you know all the supplies you’ll need for this toilet paper roll turkey, let’s get down to making him.
Step 1: Using the Turkey Template Pieces
Start by picking out your colored craft papers. Download and print out the turkey craft template from our free printable library.
The template includes each piece of the turkey.
- 2 Tail feather pieces
- 1 hat
- 1 ribbon strip
- The turkey Body
If your craft paper is thin, you can trace the shapes straight onto the paper.
If your paper is thicker, we recommend cutting out the pieces, tracing them onto the craft paper, then cutting those out.
This is a great dexterity exercise for kids!
Step 2: Start assembling the Turkey Pieces
Start by gluing the smaller tailpiece onto the bigger tailpiece, creating a colored layered effect.
Then attach the wattle and beak to the head of the turkey body piece.
Finally attach the stripe of the hat, to the hat piece itself. We used a fun piece of glittered paper, but you could replace it with some real ribbon if you have some thin enough.
Step 3: Piece Together the Turkey Body
Now you can attach the hat to your turkey and a set of googly eyes to make your paper turkey come to life.
Step 4: Adding the Toilet Paper Roll
Now cut a toilet paper roll in half.
Now cut 2 slits on to either side of the toilet paper roll, across from each other.
We made ours about 2cm deep, like shown below.
Step 5: Placing the Tailfeathers into the Toilet Paper Roll
Next, you’ll want to insert your turkey’s tailfeather piece into the slits, so it sits within the toilet paper roll.
Step 6: Attaching the Turkey Body
Now, using craft glue, attach your turkey’s body onto the outer surface of the tube.
You’ll want it on the front so the full tail feather piece is visable when your looking at the turkey’s face, like shown in the photo below.
And that’s it! Your toilet paper roll turkey is all finished!
Aren’t they cute! These little turkey’s stand up all by themselves because of the stability of the toilet paper roll.
These would make really cute Thanksgiving place holders or napkin rings!
You could easily write each persons name on the tail so they have a cute place setting!