Out of the dozens of cardboard tube crafts we’ve made over the years, we’ve never made a turkey. Go figure.
So, this was the year to correct things (and use of that supply of cardboard tubes we’ve accumulated) and make a cute and very colorful Cardboard Tube Turkey Craft.
Let’s grab some supplies and get crafting!
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How to make your Cardboard Tube Turkey Craft
To start, we need to cut up our cardboard tubes. Cut one tube in half. We’ll only use one of the halves for our turkey, so set the extra half aside.
Cut the other cardboard tube lengthwise into four different sections.
Paint your half tube brown and your lengthwise sections in red, orange, yellow, and green.
After your paint is dry, cut fringes in the top of each color section.
Then, cut each of the sections in half lengthwise. You’ll have eight different fringed pieces for your tail.
Alternate the colors and arrange your fringed section into a fan-shape.
You’ll want it to be in the shape of a half circle.
Glue your tail pieces together. Start with the first piece, and use a quarter-size spot of glue to glue each piece down.
Glue piece by piece until you have your fan shape complete.
Hold tight for awhile to let the glue dry. You can also take a clothespin and clip the glued section to hold it tight while the glue dries.
While you’re waiting for your tail to dry, complete the turkey’s face.
Glue two googly eyes and a small triangle of yellow for the beak.
Finally, take your tail (which will be a bit heavy) and glue it to the back of your turkey. Use your clothespin to help hold the two pieces together until they dry.
Note: You can also use a hot-glue gun for this project. It will dry a lot faster and you won’t need to use the clothespin as a clamp.
Once it’s dry, you’re super-cute and colorful turkey craft is ready for display.
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