Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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kids upcycled turkey gratitude box

This project is intended for kids ages 6+. What's cuter than a handmade turkey for Thanksgiving? A handmade turkey that you can hold all of your thanks and gratitude! Everyone can write what they're thankful for and drop it in this turkey! Then have fun pulling them out and reading them!
Step 1

Begin with an empty cube-shaped tissue box. Paint it brown and let dry.

Step 2

Click here to download and print the template; then cut out the patterns.

Step 3

Trace the turkey's body and "wings" onto brown foam. Trace the beak onto orange foam and the wattle onto red foam. Cut out the shapes.

Step 4

Glue two wiggle eyes to the turkey's head, then adhere the beak and wattle. Finally, glue the turkey's wings in place.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 5

Glue the turkey to the front of the tissue box.

Step 6

Glue feathers to the back of the tissue box.

Step 7

Make a sign for the turkey to hold! Cut out a piece of white cardstock and write your message on it. Now, glue it to a craft stick, then glue the craft stick behind the turkey's wing.

Step 8

Cut extra pieces of cardstock to write gratitude messages on and drop them into the tissue box!

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