I made this with my kids after pinning it from I Heart Crafty Things. Thanks for the great idea, Rachel.
The first thing I did was wrap the Kleenex box with a brown paper bag. I got creative on how to wrap it on the top. I cut slits on one pair of opposing sides and just tucked and taped. Then, I folded the other two and tucked them in and taped them down.
I made a printable for you so you can cut out a template for the feathers and shape of the turkey body. Simply trace onto different patterned, fall colored stock paper. I personally like to use the different patterned paper, but you can always just use plain stock or construction paper in fall colors as well. Kenzie was able to help me trace the template. I need to hold it down at times, but she’s getting pretty good at it.
The next step is to trace the turkey body. Then, add glue and attach the body to the front of the Kleenex box.
I cut up all the feathers.
The next step was to glue on the feathers. We did the first ones with glue, and then we ran out of glue. I know – tragedy. We used double stick tape the rest of the time. Can I just say, I love double stick tape!? Fabulous. Always a good alternative, and I use it quite a bit. I helped with the placement of the feathers. We used a total of 10 feathers – five on the first layer and five more layering behind.
Your turkey is complete.
The final step is to print out the “I am thankful for…” printable I made for you. I used the image from the fall tree we made on canvas. Cut these up. You can have the turkey thankfulness box hanging around the rest of November so family members can document the things they are thankful for throughout the month. The other option is to bring it out and put it in a prominent place on Thanksgiving day so extended family or friends can participate also.