How to disguise a paper turkey, the perfect Thanksgiving craft for kids.

The kids are given a homework packet each week at school which normally contains math, English, and computer assignments.  This week though they also brought home their very first project … to disguise a turkey!

Their assignment:

Tom Turkey doesn't want to be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner, so the kids were given the assignment to create a disguise for him.  They were provided with a brown piece of paper with a picture of Tom Turkey to be cut out and disguised, then mounted on a blue piece of paper once finished.

Marisol, of course, wanted her turkey to be beautiful, and there had to be glitter.  We went through quite a lot of costume ideas before she settled on a peacock.

Tom 'The Peacock' Turkey

How to disguise a paper turkey as a peacock

What you need:

  • Glitter scrapbook paper
  • Glue stick
  • Glitter Glue
  • Crayons – gold, royal blue, and aqua
  • White paper
  • Pencil

To make:

Place Tom on a sheet of glitter scrapbook paper and trace around him to make the basic body for the costume.  Cut it out and glue it on.

Draw feathers in assorted sizes onto a sheet of white paper.  Color the main section of the feathers with green crayons, then using the glitter glue add beautiful sparkly color to the tip of each feather.  Set the feathers aside to dry (we left them overnight).  Glue the feathers onto the back of Peacock Tom and then mount Tom onto a sheet of blue paper.

I think Flynn still had Halloween on his mind when he came up with his disguise for Tom.  He spent a lot of Halloween dressed as a pirate, so of course, he wanted Tom to be dressed like one too.

Tom 'The Pirate' Turkey

How to disguise a paper turkey as a pirate

What you need:

  • Scrapbook paper and/or coloring pages
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons

To make:

Cut out the turkey and place it on a piece of scrapbook paper.  Trace around the edge to make the right size for the clothing.  Cut it out and glue it all on.

I had a packet of mustaches in my scrapbook supplies so we cut one in half for Tom.  Then we cut out a bird and hook from coloring pages which Flynn colored in and stuck onto Pirate Tom. 

 

Please pin this project for later:

How to disguise a paper turkey Thanksgiving craft for kids

 

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17 comments

Tonya Staab November 8, 2012 - 7:53 am

ha ha, I love it Rory.  Great idea.

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Rose Powell November 8, 2012 - 9:03 am

This looks fun, Isabella is really into crafting and she is going to love making Tony the Turkey into a pirate ARGH!

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Rose Powell November 8, 2012 - 9:04 am

Yes, she’s named the turkey tony! She loved this post!

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christy N November 8, 2012 - 6:55 am

My girls got the same project and also wanted to do a Peacock. The other choice is the Easter Bunny or snowman. 😉

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Denise November 8, 2012 - 7:05 am

This is a good one

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Rory, Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care November 8, 2012 - 7:05 am

we’re doing this for boo’s kindergarten class…..we’re dressing our turkey up as master tigress (gotta recycle that leftover costume fabric!). 😉

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[email protected] November 8, 2012 - 7:34 am

These are nice, I also expect my kids having a project like this but the teachers usually make them work at school.

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Tonya Staab November 8, 2012 - 1:24 pm

That's hilarious.  So glad she liked the idea.  I'd love to see hers when it's done.

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Tonya Staab November 8, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Thank you Denise.

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Tonya Staab November 8, 2012 - 1:57 pm

great minds think alike :). Ooh, an Easter Bunny or Snowman would be fun too.

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Jamie T. November 8, 2012 - 3:43 pm

These are adorable!!

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Decoratingdork November 8, 2012 - 5:17 pm

awwww they are so super cute.. I wish my boys were still young enough for this kinds of stuff 🙁

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Lois Jones November 9, 2012 - 9:26 pm

This is too stinkin funny!! I love it. I can see the kids just having a ball with this!

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Ellen Christian November 10, 2012 - 3:43 am

That is very cute!

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Mary Hitchings November 10, 2012 - 4:24 am

Aww, so cute. I think my 5 year old would get a kick out of this. She loves to be creative!

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Rachel Ferrucci November 11, 2012 - 10:08 am

haha this is so cute, I hope the kids don’t try to disguise the real thing..lol

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Katherinemarie November 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Absolutely adorable!!! Love!!!! Our school does this project for the second graders… Mason did a Christmas turkey!!!! I want to go to school and see all the different gobblers!

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