Recycle a cereal box and make this cereal box turkey for Thanksgiving with the kids. A fun project that makes a cute centerpiece!
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Project Type: Thanksgiving
Author: Amanda Formaro
Recycled cereal box
Construction paper: brownred, yellow, orange and green
Turkey pattern pieces
White craft glue
Start by cutting a cereal box in half lengthwise. Close up open end(s) with tape.
Use a ruler to measure 4-inches from each side.
Cut where you measure to remove the center. Set that extra cardboard aside with the other half of the cereal box for later in the project.
Place one end inside the other, just so it slightly overlaps. Tape the two pieces together.
Use a glue stick to cover the box with brown construction paper.
Cut out the turkey head from the remaining cereal box cardboard using the pattern provided above. Use a glue stick to cover both sides in construction paper and glue it inside the box as shown.
To make the feathers, measure cardboard strips out to 6 ½” x 1 ½”. Use a glue stick to cover the cardboard strips with red, orange, green and yellow construction paper.
Have your kids use a black marker to write what they are thankful for on the strips, then trim them into simple feather shapes. Attach to the back of the turkey box using white craft glue and let dry.
Cut out the remaining pattern pieces as follows: Black – bow tie, Orange – beak, Red – gobbler, Brown – hands.
Draw a “Happy Thanksgiving” sign on white paper. Cut the “hands” from the pattern using brown construction paper. Glue the hands to either side of the sign and attach the sign and hands to the front of the turkey. Glue the bow tie on and then the eyes. Glue the beak on next then add the gobbler over the top of the beak. Let everything dry before displaying on the table!
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