How to Make a Cone Turkey

Decorate your Thanksgiving table with these cone turkeys!
Materials List

Construction paper

Scissors

Hot glue or tacky glue

Glue stick

Googly eyes (optional)

How to
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!

Stats
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