Easy Tie-Dye Turkey Craft

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INSIDE: Tie-Dye Turkey Craft is a fun Thanksgiving turkey craft for kids. Create unique feathers using this easy tie-dye process!

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How to Make Tie-Dye Turkey Craft

  1. Cut the brown construction paper or foam sheet in the shape of a turkey body.

2. Glue, eyes, beak and snoods to the head of the turkey. You can make one turkey body of several!

Make the Tie-Dye Feathers

Grab a muffin and fill each section with a small amount of water. The add a few drops of food colouring into each section. The more food colouring more vibrant the colour will be.

Wrap the paper towel. Grab a sheet of paper towel and elastic bands. Fold the paper towel and the wrap the elastic bands around it. Fold the paper towel in different ways (ie. lengthwise or diagonal) and wrap the elastic bands in different ways as well each time to create a new and unique tie dye pattern.

Add colour. Slowly dip one small section of the wrapped paper towel into one the coloured water. Adjust the position and dip an uncolored section into the coloured water. Continue until the entire wrapped paper towel is coloured.

Slowly and carefully unwrap (remove the elastic bands) the coloured paper towel to reveal your tie dye print. Be careful not to tear the paper towel as you unwrap as it will be damp.

Let them out to dry. Lay your tie dye paper towel on a flat surface to dry.

Create your Tie-Dye Turkeys

Use a pair of scissors to cut out feathers out of your dried tie-dyed paper towels. Use glue to attach them to the back of your turkey. Glue everything down on a piece of construction paper.


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  • Brown construction paper or foam sheets
  • Red and orange construction paper
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towel
  • Muffin Tin
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Elastic Bands
  • Construction Paper
  • Tape


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