Holiday Crafts For Kids – Toilet Paper Roll Turkey



Toilet paper roll

Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper

2 Googley Eyes (or you can cut out eyes with black construction paper if you’d like)



How to make:

Cut feather shapes out of the construction paper. You’ll need 2-3 feathers of each color.

Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.

Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle.

Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.

Tape the feathers onto the back of the toilet paper roll.

Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop


Perfect for ages 5 and up with moms help.

What you’ll need:

Plastic laundry bottle

Felt in your favorite shades

White craft glue

Scissors or a sharp knife

Felt alphabet stickers (optional)

How to make it:

Have a grown up cut the top of the laundry bottle off, leaving the handle in tact.

Remove packaging labels and wash the outside to remove any residue.

Wash the inside thoroughly, making sure that all soap residue has been removed. A good rinse with very hot water will ensure all soap is gone.

If using felt alphabet stickers, stick them to the front of the bottle, spelling out your pet’s name. If you don’t have the felt stickers, simply cut your pet’s name out of felt and glue them to the bottle.

Cut out fun shapes such as bones, biscuits, and paw prints, and glue them all over the bottle.

Let dry completely before using.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Jingle Tube


For ages 5 and up.

Paper towel roll

1 sheet each blue and orange construction paper

Glue stick


8 feet yarn, cut into 4 equal pieces

6 jingle bells

White craft glue

Red, blue, and green construction paper cut into small squares

How to make it:

Place blue construction paper on the work surface. Cut the orange construction paper in half lengthwise. Lay half of the orange paper next to the blue paper. Overlap the orange paper about an each and use the glue stick to attach the blue and orange together. You should have enough paper to cover the length of the paper towel tube with some overlap at both ends.

Use glue stick to attach the paper to the paper towel tube, rolling it up until the tube is covered completely. Trim off excess.

Tuck the overlap into each end of the tube.

Thread 1-2 jingle bells onto each length of yarn, 2 bells on 2 pieces, 1 bell on 2 pieces. Tie a knot in each one to keep the bells stationary.

With the tube laying on the work surface, lay each length of yarn across the tube, alternating bells on each side. For example, lay the first length of yarn across the top of the tube, about an inch from the top with the bells on the left side. Place the next length of yarn about 2 inches below the first in the same fashion, only have the bells on the right. Secure the yarn with white craft glue and trim the ends when glue is dry.

Decorate the tube with small squares of blue, green, and red construction paper.

To use, hold the tube at the orange end and twist the tube left to right by moving your wrist left to right. This will cause the yarn and bells to swing back and forth around the tube.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Paper Cup Turkey


This is the perfect little afternoon craft to show your Thanksgiving spirit! Perfect for kids age 6 and older.


Paper or foam cup (8.5 oz)

Acrylic paint in fall colors (brown, tan, orange, red, green, yellow, etc.)

Large pom-pom for head (brown, yellow, red, orange, etc.)

Small foam heart for gobbler (to contrast with color of head)

Small foam triangle (orange or yellow)

2 small wiggle eyes

3” x 2” piece of orange construction paper

1 sheet of white construction paper

White craft glue


How to make it:

Place cup upside down on work surface and paint brown.

To make the feathers, paint the white construction paper with several fall colors, crisscrossing the colors as you go. Let dry.

Cut feathers out in one large piece, should be shaped similar to a hand or crown. Cut the tips of each feather into a point.

Apply glue to the bottom portion of the feathers and press onto the bottom of the cup. Hold in place for a minute or so to let the glue grab.

Place foam heart upside down so that the bumps are facing downward. Glue the foam triangle, point down, onto the upside down heart–the upper points of the triangle will be hanging over the edge. This is the beak and gobbler.

Glue the pom-pom to the top of the paper cup.

Glue the wiggle eyes and the beak and gobbler to the head.

Cut two feet from the orange construction paper and glue to the bottom of the cup.

Display on your dining room table during your holiday meal with family and friends!