This would make a cute hostess gift. It's also a fun and easy craft
for kids to do.
small brown paper bag
orange and yellow construction paper
6" piece of tan yarn
magazine page with dark brown colors on it
1 cup rice
brown acrylic paint
small piece of sponge
stapler or glue
For the body, cut off the top half of the small brown paper bag and
save for use later. Put the 1 cup rice in the bottom half then bring
the top of the bag together and to a point then staple at that
point. The bag should now be stapled closed so the rice will not
come out. Put a small puddle of brown paint on a few layers of
newspaper. Dip the small sponge into the puddle of paint then pat on
the newspaper to take off excess paint. Now, dab the sponge all over
the bag with the rice in it.
For the wings, take the top half of the bag and cut it at each side
so you end up with two pieces the same size. Dab these pieces with
the sponge and brown paint on one side as you did for the bag with
the rice in it. Let dry. Fold these two pieces accordion style then
staple one end together so you have a small fan. Now staple or glue
one fan to each side of the 'body'.
For the legs, cut two 1/2" X 8" pieces of construction paper. For
the feet, draw two 2" cup shapes with three 1/2" toes and cut them
out. Staple one foot to one end of each leg, then glue top of the
legs to the bottom of the `body'.
For the tail, cut the brown colored magazine page to a 5" X 7"
rectangle then fold into a fan and staple as you did for the wings.
Glue or staple the tail to the back of the `body'.
For the head, cut out a 4" light bulb shape from the orange
construction paper. The head is the bigger part of the light bulb
and the neck is the smaller part. Cut a 1" X 2" diamond from the
yellow construction paper and fold in half the long way for the
beak. Glue the back of one folded side to the head in the middle in
With the marker, draw on two eyes above and on the sides of the
beak. You can also color in a red tongue with a red marker or crayon
inside the beak if you'd like.
Now your turkey should be finished all that's left to do is attach
the recipe. On the index card, write the following recipe:
Gobble-Good Turkey Casserole
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 package onion soup mix
1 cup rice
1 1/2 cups milk
2 or 3 cups leftover turkey
Combine all ingredients in a large casserole dish. Bake covered 45
minutes at 350*.
Punch a hole in the left corner of the recipe with right side
facing. Thread the tan yarn through the hole, then tie around the
neck of the turkey and secure with a knot.
This turkey looks really cute sitting on a shelf with legs dangling
in the kitchen.
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