Cereal Box Turkeys

24 11 2008

Recently, we talked about the benefits of reusing items instead of just throwing them away in our post, Rainbow Crayons. Megan from Plum Pudding thought of a great Thanksgiving craft that is not only colorful, but is a great way to help the environment. Instead of throwing away your old cereal boxes, use them to make Cereal Box Turkeys!

cerealboxturkeys

Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • empty cereal boxes
  • markers (optional)
  • popsicle sticks (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut out various sized circles from your cereal boxes.
  2. Experiment with ways to layer your circles in order to create your turkey. Would you like your turkey to be all the same color or different colors? Do you want to use bigger circles or smaller circles?
  3. Take your largest circle, which will go in the very back, and cut slits on the top half of the circle to give the appearance of feathers.
  4. Use smaller circles for the turkey’s body.
  5. Cut one circle in half for the turkey’s wings.
  6. The two smallest circle will be the head and wattle.
  7. Draw or cut little eyes and a beak for the face.
  8. Glue or tape your layered turkey together.
  9. If you would like to use your turkey as a puppet, a planter, or a centerpiece, attach a popsicle stick to the back of your turkey.
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