Turkey book of thanks

Create your own book and write what you're thankful for on the inside pages

Posted on Nov 01 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects
Turkey book

Create a turkey book for a Thanksgiving kids’ craft.

What you need:

  • Two paper lunch bags
  • One hole punch
  • One craft stick
  • Two rubber bands
  • One pencil or pen
  • Yellow, red and brown construction paper
  • Two googly eyes
  • Recycled magazine pages
  • One pair of scissors
  • One bottle of craft glue

What to do:

  • Fold two paper bags in half.
  • Punch two holes next to the fold. The holes should be no more than four inches apart or no more than the length of your craft stick.
  • Insert one rubber band through the back of each hole.
  • Slide the craft stick through the rubber band loops. This side of the paper bag will be the cover of the book.
  • On the reverse side, tighten the rubber bands, so the craft stick is secure, and tie the rubber bands together.
  • Draw the turkey’s beak and wattle on yellow and red paper. Cut out and glue onto the cover of your book.
  • Draw a feather on a piece of recycled paper and cut out. (Our feather had a base of two inches and a height of five inches.)
  • Trace the feather five times and cut the additional feathers.
  • Glue the feathers on top of each other in a fan pattern.
  • Glue the combined feathers to the back of the turkey book.
  • Cut a piece of brown paper and glue to the back of the book to hide the ends of the feathers.
  • Glue paper bag flaps together to make smooth inside pages.

Send us a photo of your finished book at ec@electricconsumer.org.