Thanksgiving Kids Craft – The Thankful Turkey Book

The Thankful Turkey Book, a perfect Thanksgiving Kids Craft

Kids Craft Using Recycled Paper Bags

Once in a while we all need to adjust our attitude with gratitude! Make this fun Thanksgiving kids craft, the Thankful Turkey Book, out of recycled paper bags and cardboard to write out all the things for which you are thankful. You can even make a gift out of it and give it to a special someone on Thanksgiving! Image how good your giftee will feel when they read all the ways you are thankful for their friendship.

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Thankful Turkey Book Materials:

  • 3 brown paper lunch bags
  • Hole punch
  • Rubber band
  • Craft popsicle stick
  • Brown, red and yellow construction paper
  • Brown card stock
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Recycled paper or magazines

Thankful Turkey Book Directions:

Step One. Fold each brown lunch bag in half. Punch two holes along the folded edge of the bags.

Step Two. From the back, insert the rubber band through each hole. Insert a craft stick through one loop of the rubber band and then through the other loop.

Step Three. Create the turkey face. Yellow triangle for the beak. Red for the turkey’s wattle. Glue down googly eyes. Create the tail feathers by cutting a feather shape from empty cereal boxes or similar weight cardboard.

Step Four. Glue the tail feathers to the back of the last page of the book. Cut a piece of brown cardstock paper a little bit larger than the size of the book to cover the back of the tail feathers and help support them.

Step Five. Illustrate your book. Add drawing and writing to the inside pages of the book. Write about what you are thankful for or tell your own turkey story!

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