A Little Time and a Keyboard: Adorable Thanksgiving Craft: Turkey Napkin Holders {Gobble, Gobble}

Adorable Thanksgiving Craft: Turkey Napkin Holders {Gobble, Gobble}

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Since we have mounds and mounds of scrap paper, I am always looking for ways to use it up. With it being turkey-time, I came up with an adorable turkey napkin holder craft that may be a good way to use up some of your scrap paper. Here is what I came up with:

To make my creations, I needed a toilet paper roll, different colors of construction paper (brown, yellow, orange, and red are needed but the rest are negotiable), googly eyes, glue, scissors, pencil, ruler, stapler, and a hot glue gun.

First, I assembled the fan of feathers. To do this, I measured out scraps of paper of different colors. For the best effect, they should be vibrant. For each color, I measured out a rectangle that was 2.5 in x 4.5 in.

 Next, I folded each piece back and forth like a fan. I placed each folded piece together and pinched them together at one end to make a fan. During this step, you want to take care to make sure that the end of each color is lines up with the one next to it. (You will be tacking them together in a minute.) You will also want to make sure that one piece is not higher than another. To keep them together, I stapled the end I pinched together with four staples. I also tacked the pieces together with a little glue where the colors met.


Now, it was time to make the body. I first cut a toilet paper roll in half. Then, I covered it with brown paper. (You can just cut the paper to fit and glue it on.) Next, I drew a peanut-like shape on to a piece of brown construction paper, cut it out, and glued it on. I let this dry a little and then glued on my little turkey details (beak, eyes, legs and wattle). I let the project dry. 

To finish my project, I heated up the glue gun and glued my "fan" on to the back of my turkey. Let it dry and stick a napkin in. Cute! 

This is a project that your kids can help with.  However, the fan portion may be a little difficult for some of the kiddos, so you may want to do this part from start to finish.

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