Easy Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers: Paper Bag Turkeys

Easy to make paper bag turkey craft for toddlers and preschoolers

We had a great time getting outside to play at Mommy & Me at Willow Lawn.
We also made a ton of turkeys. A. Ton.

I’m always on the look out for really crafts for my 2 year old that are actually easy and the kids really had fun with this one so we thought we’d share it with all of you.

This quick craft is both for older kids who are a bit better with scissors and younger kids too.  I always find that pre-cutting the pieces before we even start the project is easier for the no-scissor kids. That way you can put the scissors away before you even start and you don’t need to tell them to hold on while you cut.

You’ll need:

  • A paper bag
  • Scissors (for you or for them)
  • Glue
  • 2 googly eyes or cut out circles from paper
  • 5 paper feathers in any color you choose (we used pink, yellow, orange and red)
  • 1 triangle beak
  • 1 red wattle

A good really easy thanksgiving themed craft for toddlers and preschoolers

The (actually) easy steps:

  1.  Flip your bag over so the backside (smooth) is up and the folded side is on the table.
  2. Make a “rainbow” with glue across the top edge and allow your child arrange the feathers on the back sticking up however they choose.
  3. Flip your turkey over and glue your wattle so it tucks just under the fold of the bag.
  4. Add your beak just above the fold
  5. Add your eyes. If you are using the googly eyes and a glue stick you’re gonna really have to lay that glue on thick, but it will stick.


My son named his “Waddle” and “Gobble”. I think he was confused when I told him to glue on the wattle on but I actually find the name Waddle adorable for a turkey.

So here are our friends Waddle and Gobble in this handy dandy gif.


We hope we’ll see you at Mommy & Me next month!



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