Do you enjoy making recycled crafts?
Our most recent recycled craft that we made is a Box Turkey! You can make it in about 30 minutes and can be used and played with in so many ways. We are sharing six possible uses for it including three fun games.
How to make the Recycled Box Turkey Craft:
– empty box, we used a garbage bag box
– feathers, we received ours free from Oriental Trading for reviewing. It comes in a HUGE bag with many different colors (See our full disclosure policy here)
– construction paper – in all different colors
– googly eyes
– pencil for tracing
Cover the box with brown construction paper by laying it on top of the paper and tracing each side. Cut and glue it to the side you traced it from.
Cut big turkey feathers from colored construction paper. Glue to the backside at the top. You may also wish to tape it.
Stick the fluffy feathers in between the paper feathers and the box. I didn’t glue ours but you could add a line of glue in the crack before placing them in to make them more secure.
Trace the triangle on to orange paper and glue it on as a beak.
Make a red waddle. Glue into place.
Glue googly eyes on the top.
Ways to play and use the Turkey Box
1. It makes a great centerpiece for the table.
2. Use it as a kid-made Thanksgiving decoration for around the home.
3. Play a ‘Hide the Turkey Game’ by having one person hide it around the house and have the kids race around trying to find it first. For younger kids, make a trail of orange footprints or pretend food leading up to the hiding spot.
4. Younger children may enjoy feeding the turkey with pretend food or cut pictures of food. For slightly older children, place all the food in a pile and ask them to feed it just the typical Thanksgiving foods. See if they guess right!
5. Use it as a Thankful Turkey.
6. Another fun game idea is to play ‘Guess What the Turkey Ate.’ We plan to play it tomorrow, but here’s how I am planning to do it: The 3 of us will take turns hiding an item inside the box. It could be anything – a stuffed animal, toy food, an apple or other food item, different toys, a wad of homemade slime, anything you can find that would fit inside. I can already tell you how much my kids will enjoy guessing AND trying trick each other with what they placed in!
What fun ways would you use the turkey box or play with it?