We like to use recycled materials as much as we can and we keep a bin on hand with several different sizes and shapes of plastic lids. For these turkeys, we used recycled lids in autumn colors!

Start with:

  • Recycled plastic lids
  • Colored paper and cardboard in a variety of colors
  • Paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single hole punch
  • 1 inch hole punch

Create it!

Step 1: Cut triangle from the paper bag and snip off the top point. Fold back and forth like a fan.

Step 2: Cut a piece of colored paper or cardboard (we used a painted paper plate from our scrap bin) and glue to the top of the folded paper bag piece to create feathers.

Step 3: Cut or use a 1 inch hole punch from textured cardboard. Add eyes from single hole paper punch and a triangle beak.

Step 4: Glue the plastic lid to the feathers.

Step 5: Glue the head to the plastic lid. 

We had several lids that we thought worked for turkey bodies so made our own little flock!