DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft Idea

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft Idea

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft IdeaDo you have some extra empty toilet paper rolls around your house?  Do you have a toddler or a young child that enjoys making crafts?  Thanksgiving is a few weeks away and I wanted my youngest son to help me make some turkey’s for our dining room table.  I gathered up a few of my craft supplies from my school supply box and laid out some newspaper on our dining room table.  You will need to following supplies to make your turkey’s:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Several Bright Colors of Construction Paper
  • Washable Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Fiskars Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cup of Water
  • Paper Towel
  • Newspaper
  • Foam or Paper Plate – For Mixing Paint as Necessary

Take a toilet paper roll and remove all of the paper residue from the cardboard.  After all the toilet paper has been removed, paint the toilet paper roll brown.  I used two coats of paint and allowed it to dry over night before we completed our turkey.

While you are waiting on the paint to dry, you can cut out the feathers for your turkey.  Cut out 4 to 5 different color feathers using construction paper.  Fan the feathers out and glue them together.

Once the toilet paper roll is dry, you can add your turkey’s eyes, nose, and mouth using paint and a bit of creativity.  Next glue the feathers onto the back of your turkey.

The DIY Toilet paper roll turkey’s would make a perfect table decoration or a cute homemade gift idea.

What are you looking forward to at Thanksgiving?


6 responses to “DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft Idea”

  1. Emma @ P is for Preschooler Avatar

    What a cute craft! I’m going to try this one with my 4-year-old. (I collect toilet paper and paper towel rolls for random crafts I come across so they’re always ready! LOL!)

    1. Christy Avatar

      Emma thank you for stopping by, did you and your son get a chance to make a Turkey yet?

  2. L. E. Mastilock Avatar

    What did we do before TP rolls & the endless crafts we can do with them? We’ve made some super cute owls, but haven’t tried turkey’s yet. Thanks for linking to the Learn Through Play Hop!

  3. Robin Avatar

    Thanks for linking up with Blog with Friends! This craft is adorable!

  4. Stacy Sews and Schools Avatar

    Such a cute and easy idea. I love crafts that use things I already have in the house!!

  5. […] We made these cute toilet paper roll turkey’s two years ago. They are super easy to make too. All you need is an empty toilet paper roll, paint, paint brushes, and some construction paper. Let your child craft his or her own turkey. Click here for the tutorial for the toilet paper roll turkey’s. […]