Empty toilet paper rolls used to just be empty toilet paper rolls to me, but now they are a world of crafting possibilities. I’ve made beautiful toilet paper roll wreaths out of them, I use them to create all sorts of craft projects with my kids like these adorable toilet paper roll turkeys. My kids use them to make binoculars or megaphones, I’m telling you, these little cardboard rolls are so versatile.
Let’s talk turkey, though. These turkeys came about because my kidders were too sick to go to school, but they were still bouncing off the walls at home. Put Pie my 5-year-old needs to practice her scissor skills, so this seemed like a good way to keep her occupied. Luna Pie, is 2-years-old and her hands are so little that her scissor skills are pretty nil, but she knows how to handle a glue stick. Here’s how we made our turkeys, in case any of you turkeys are interested.
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- Construction paper in white, brown, orange, yellow, and red
- Glue stick(s)
- Black pen or crayon
- Cut out feather shapes from the construction paper. We used the yellow, orange, and brown for the feathers.
- Cut out a triangle shape in the orange construction paper for the beak. We got fancy and folded the paper in half, then cut out a triangle leaving the fold in tact so that the beak would be 3-D.
- Cut a waddle out of red construction paper. We made our waddles squiggly.
- Cut eye shapes out of the white construction paper and draw eyeballs on then with the black pen or crayon.
- Cut feet out of orange construction paper.
- Glue the multicolored feathers to the back of the toilet paper roll using the glue stick.
- Glue the eyes, waddle, beak, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.
Now, you’ve got yourself a turkey, Turkey!
I have to say that I kind of love that Put Pie’s scissor skills made the eyes come out kind of wonky. I think it gives the turkeys personality.