There is a good reason why classic crafts are so loved. Usually they are a mix of super fun and super cute. Well, this Paper Bag Handprint Turkey Puppet crafts for kids definitely fits that bill. This craft is ridiculously easy to create too. So, as with the Pom Pom Toilet Paper Roll Turkey craft, you could easily do this craft with your kids before Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, it is entirely possibly that you have all the materials needed for this craft without having to run to the store! Read on to see how we made this cute turkey puppet.
Paper Bag Handprint Turkey Puppet Crafts for Kids
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- paper bag, lunch size
- brown marker
- construction paper or cardstock (yellow, red, orange, blue, white, black)
- craft glue
- 1 3/8″ circle punch (the one I used is from Stampin’Up but if you order from Amazon, the 1 1/2″ punch would be fine)
- 1/2″ circle punch
- ***If you don’t have circle punches you could either use googly eyes or a nickel for the smaller circle and bottle cap for the larger circle.
How to Make the Turkey Puppet:
- Trace one handprint on the yellow, red, orange, and blue construction paper or cardstock. If your kid is older, they could have fun tracing their own hands. Or, you can do it for them if they are younger. Tip: Both construction paper and cardstock work fine. However, if you want bolder colors, use cardstock instead of construction paper.
- Cut out the four handprints.
- Let your kid color the front of the paper bag with the brown marker. If your kids are older, you could get fancy and draw a suit or something on the turkey.
- Punch the eyes out with the two circle punches. Use the larger punch for the whites of the eyes and the smaller punch for the pupils.
- Cut a large (proportional) yellow beak from a scrap of yellow cardstock/construction paper.
- Cut a large giblet from the red construction paper/cardstock paper scrap.
- Turn the paper bag over and squeeze a generous layer of glue over the top 2 inches of bag. Let your kid stick the cut out handprints on the bag so that they make a nice turkey headdress.
- Turn the paper bag back to the front and glue on the eyes, beak, and giblet. Make sure the end of the giblet is tucked under the beak and make sure most of the beak hangs over the edge of the ‘puppet mouth’ end of the paper bag.
And that is it! Seriously, this craft is super easy and fun. It took us less than 15 minutes to create and an hour later Sweet Pea showed off her puppet with great pride.
So, I hope this has inspired you to add crafting to your Thanksgiving traditions.
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!