Monday, November 22, 2010

Toilet Paper Tube Turkey

Since Mia's friend, Emily, was coming for a play date, I decided to come up with another turkey project for the girls to do. I think they turned out pretty cute.
Materials Needed:
  • toilet paper tube
  • 2 googly eyes
  • coffee filter
  • markers
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • scissors
  • glue
  • orange pipe cleaner
  • red pipe cleaner
  • masking tape
Toilet Paper Tube Turkey by Mia, Age 3 1/2
  1. Using markers, color a coffee filter. You don't have to color perfectly or cover all of the white space. I used red, orange, and yellow markers to color my coffee filter in "pie piece" sections to look like tail feathers. Mia and Emily used various colors.
  2. Spray the colored coffee filter with water so that the marker blends like water colors. Set aside to dry.
  3. Using the tip of your scissors, poke a small hole in the toilet paper tube, approximately in the middle.
  4. Cut a length of orange pipe cleaner, approximately 2 inches, bend in half and insert the bent end into the hole to make the turkey's beak.
  5. Glue two googly eyes above the beak.
  6. Cut a length of red pipe cleaner, approximately 2 inches, bend into a kidney bean shape for the wattle. Glue onto the toilet paper tube, or twist it so that it is attached to the orange pipe cleaner beak.
  7. Once the coffee filter is dry, use one hand to pinch it together, and use the other hand to tape the gathered section to the back of the toilet paper tube. Allow glue to dry completely. 
  8. You can now display your turkey on a table or shelf or use your turkey as a finger puppet. You might also use it as a napkin ring or add a name and use it as a Thanksgiving place card.
    Toilet Paper Tube Turkey by Emily, Age 3 1/2

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