We’ve been making these fun Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys for several years and they are so much fun. You can make them as fancy or crazy as you would like. They make a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.
You will need empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls (cut to the size of a toilet paper roll).
Begin by cutting a large, skinny triangle down toward the bottom of the roll, stopping about 1/4 of the way from the bottom. This will form the head of the turkey. It will look like this.
Next, you will need to cut out and remove an upside down triangle from each side of the turkey’s head. These are exactly the same size as the turkey’s head but upside down. These can be thrown away. Here is what it will look like.
Cut a triangle identical to the turkey’s head on each side of the opening that you just created. These will form the arms and will look like this.
Once the arms are cut, you will cut straight lines down the back of the turkey, stopping at 1/4 of the way from the bottom (lining up to all your other cut marks). Cut lines about 1/4 inch apart. These will form the feathers for the turkey. Your roll should look like this now.
Now for the fun part! Fold down the head of the turkey about halfway.
Fold down each turkey arm all the way down to the bottom of the cut line.
Push the back feathers outward with your hand to help fan them out.
Paint your turkey all over in metallic paint (or any paint of your choosing).
Once your turkey is completely dry, hot glue googly eyes and two small red pompoms to make the gobbler.
Voila! You have beautiful and fun turkeys to add to your holiday decor.