You Will Need ...
  1. Paper drinking water cone

  2. Tissue paper

  3. Construction paper

  4. Scissors

  5. Hot glue or tacky glue

  6. Glue stick

  7. Googly eyes (optional)

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Step 1: 

Take your tissue paper and cut them into small (about one-inch square) pieces. Covering only small areas at a time, apply some glue stick to your paper cone, smooth a piece of tissue paper over it, and apply more glues stick over the top of the tissue.

Step 2: 

Repeat this process all over the cone, overlapping your pieces of tissue to create a multicolored patchwork look. Remember to work in small sections so as to not make a mess of your cone!

Step 3: 

Once it's covered, let your cone dry completely.

Step 4: 

After it's dry, pinch together to top of the cone. This will turn into our beak.

Step 5: 

Bend the pinched part down.

Step 6: 

Pinch on either side of the beak to create an eye area for the head.

Step 7: 

It's time to make construction-paper feathers! The easiest way to cut out feathers is to fold the construction paper in half, lightly draw a half-teardrop shape with the crease in the center, cut the shape out, and open it up! It's just like making those paper Valentine's hearts everyone makes in school!

Step 8: 

Using tacky glue or hot glue, attach the feathers to the back of your cone turkey. Remember, only adults should use hot glue!

Step 9: 

You can use googly eyes or other items like beads or buttons to create the eyes. You can also cut a wattle out of construction paper and glue it to the underside of your beak.

Step 10: 

If you have electric tealight candles, you can put your cone over it for a glowing bit of Thanksgiving decor! (Don't try using real candles! Paper cones and fire should never be used together!)

Step 11: 

Gobble gobble! He's all lit up!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Recycled: 
Paper
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

Here are a few more handsome turkeys that I made!

Variation Photos: