This is a fun turkey wreath to do by yourself or with a group.
If you are doing it with a group, each person can write something they are thankful for on one of the strips of construction paper before making it into a loop.
- Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully)
- construction paper (red, orange and yellow)
- Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old cardboard.
- Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well
- It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the cardboard
- Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
- This will reinforce the ring.
- Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches)
- Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain)
- Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath. We made a red, orange and yellow pattern, but you can do it however you wish.
- Trace a child's footprint onto a piece of white paper.
- Color this brown (it will be the turkey's head)
- Cut out a teardrop shape and color orange (it will be the turkey's beak)
- Cut out two ovals and put eyeballs in them
- Cut out a wobbler from red paper
- Fold a piece of orange construction paper in half and cut out a foot shape (this will make two identical feet.
- OR: Use the template pieces below for the face and feet.
- Glue the feet to the back of the wreath.
- Glue the footprint body to the front of the wreath
- Glue the face to the body and hang up your wreath.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).