A creative way to set the kid’s Thanksgiving table: with a Brown Bag popcorn Turkey.
Whether you make this to set the kids table for Thanksgiving dinner at your home OR for a school classroom party, every kids’ table needs a paper bag turkey filled with popcorn, and this one has a surprise inside.
Brown Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey filled with Popcorn
This Paper Bag Turkey with Popcorn Stuffing is a fun craft for the kids table this Thanksgiving. It’s a simple and easy Thanksgiving Day craft to keep the kids busy with a little craft and something to snack on at their table while you get everything ready. This Paper Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving works as a cute decoration and a snack for all to munch on.
What you need for this craft project:
* 3-4 bags of popcorn
* Large brown grocery bag
* 2 small brown lunch bags
* Hot glue gun
* White paper for the poultry frills
How to make a Brown Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey:
1. To make the white poultry frills that go on the end of the turkey legs: take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper and cut it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half to create loops.
2. For the drumsticks, make one hand into a fist and stick it inside the brown paper lunch bag. With your other flat hand, press on the bag to mold and smash it down into a more rounded shape.
3. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn.
4. Gather up the bottom of the bag and twist to keep it tight.
5. Hot glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the bottom, twisted part of the lunch bag. Then hot glue the end of the white paper frill to keep it in place.
6. For the main bag, do the same thing as the drumstick to make the corners rounded.It’s best to use a plain brown bag, but if you can only find one with writing on the outside, you can carefully turn the bag inside out and it will be just fine.
7. Fill the bag up full with popcorn.
8. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under.
9. Hot glue the edge shut.
10. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the “turkey.” Easy Peasy.
* If using buttered popcorn to fill the turkey, use parchment or wax paper to line the inside of the paper bag to avoid grease marks.
Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey by One Charming Party blog
This craft project was shared by Sara Westbrook and Brittany Egbert of the blog: One Charming Party. One Charming Party is no longer active.
A little bit about the blog: One Charming Party:
Sara Westbrook and Brittany Egbert met as neighbors years ago. They shared a love of crafting and parties. They spent days sharing their latest recipes, projects and creative ideas. As time moved on, so did they, and they both found new homes in different cities. Keeping in touch every now and then, one day they sought each other out for party inspiration. Brittany had a new party business. Sara had lots of party ideas. Together it was party magic.
For years One Charming Party offered DIY party plans: including printables, game ideas, menus and more. The party plans were available in the One Charming Party shop, and you could also find party-planning inspiration on their blog.
More Thanksgiving Craft ideas and printables:
More Thanksgiving printables and crafts:
–Thanksgiving Turkey Marionette
–Give Thanks printable banner
–Be Thankful Thanksgiving Banner
–Count Your Many Blessings Printable
–Thanksgiving Turkey Chocolate Kisses
–Pumpkin Pie Printable
–Thanksgiving Snack Mix
–Thanksgiving place card craft idea
–Thankful Tree Chalkboard and how to wax real leaves