Saturday, November 13, 2010

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet

Just when I thought I was getting tired of turkey crafts, I came up with this idea for a quick and simple way to make a turkey hand puppet. Obviously, we had to try it out, and I was pleased with the final results.

Paper Bag Turkey Puppet by Mia, age 3 1/2
  • paper plate
  • brown paper lunch bag
  • scissors
  • glue
  • crayons (colored pencils, markers, or paint) in fall colors
  • yellow or orange construction paper
  • red construction paper
  • 2 googly eyes
  1. Starting toward the center of a paper plate, use crayons to color different sections so that it looks a bit like the spokes of a wheel. You don't have to color the portion of the plate that will be covered by the paper bag.
  2. Make sure that the creased part of the bottom of the paper bag is facing you. (It will be the turkey's head and you will want to be able to put your hand inside.) Glue the paper plate to the paper bag so that the colored side is toward you.
  3. Glue two googly eyes onto the bottom part of the paper bag. We placed ours near the center.
  4. Cut a rectangle out of yellow or orange construction paper, fold it in half, and then cut a triangle shape with the creased side as a base. Make sure not to cut on the fold. You will have a 3-D beak to glue onto the bottom section of the paper bag.
  5. Cut a wattle from red construction paper and glue it onto the paper bag.
  6. Allow the glue to dry completely before playing with your puppet.

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