Thanksgiving Decor; Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Art

>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Decor; 
Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Art

Today, I have a quick little project using toilet paper rolls again.

I am onto Thanksgiving already so I decided how cute would a turkey be and I got to work.

- Empty Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
- Acrylic paint
- Card stock
- Glue gun

To begin, I marked the edges every half inch just like i did making the pumpkins for the garland.

Cut apart.

I then lined everything up before I painted and glued to figure out how I wanted my turkey to look.

-I took 2 pieces and cut them along ONE of the creases to form one long strip. These will be used to make the larger circle for the body.
-Then take 3 more pieces and cut them directly in half for the smaller feathers.

Next I painted some orange, yellow, and red. I painted the long strips dark brown and then left some plain for a lighter brown tone.

For the body- glue the two long strips together to form a large circle.
Then glue one piece in the bottom center for the belly accent.

Glue your feathers on next. I began with the feather in the top center (yellow) and worked my way out in both directions.

I alternated colors as I glued.

Next, glue the half pieces in between all the whole feather for more detail and to make his tail larger.

I then took brown card stock and drew out a head and neck. Cut it out and added eyes with a black marker and a white gel pen. I then took orange paper for his beak and red for his gobble. Cut and glue onto head.
I then just glued the neck onto the inner circle of the body.

I cut apart some of the strips to make the legs and feet and just glued them onto the body.

I mounted him onto some silver card stock when finished. I am not sure what I will do with him but he will make an appearance somewhere closer to Thanksgiving.

Isn't he cute?! I love how he turned out and it was so fast and easy.


Kindra-At Home With K November 10, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

That is super cute! And we go through TP like it's water around TP tubes are plentiful at our house. :) Going to do this with my son!

sherilsl November 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

I my gosh super cute!. I am not a crafter at all, but I do love looking at others projects and would just rather purchase them LoL that is so bad but true. I would buy this.

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