Paper Bag Turkey - No Oven Required!

2 Materials
15 Minutes

A Very Silly Project with Spectacular Results for Your Thanksgiving Appetizer Table.

Say Hello to the Paper Bag Turkey!

And the Best...No Oven Required!

3 Paper Bags Make the Magic!

1 Paper Grocery Bag. 2 Paper Lunch Bags. Some Dabs of Hot Glue.

White Printer Paper - 1 sheet. Scissor.

1 Large Bag of Popcorn

Buy a bag or popcorn, or pop your own. Salted. Caramel. Spicy. Kettle. Cheddar. Rainbow. Or Popcorn Balls.

Fun Old-Time Popcorn Machine. Link Here.

1 Large Brown Grocery Bag

Dollar Tree has sturdy, thick, large paper bags - perfect for the Turkey body.

Carefully Turn the Bag Inside Out to keep the Printing on the Inside.

Turning the bag inside works. But you need to be careful so the bag doesn't ripe.

*Another option is to paint the bag in golden brown turkey colors to cover the writing on the bag. Add some glitter for the glaze.

Fill the Grocery Bag with Popcorn - this is the Turkey Body

Set aside some of the popcorn for the 2 turkey legs.

Fill 2 Lunch Bags with Popcorn - 1/2 full. These are the legs.

Scrunch and squeeze the filled lunch bags to create realistic Turkey Legs.

Hot Glue the "Body" closed.

To cover the closure, attach one of the Turkey Legs...or place the closure side on the bottom.

Scrunch the ends of the Legs - Wrap with White Paper to Close.

Fringe the white paper - attach with hot glue to the skinny end of the turkey leg.

Fancy paper cap frills now dress the turkey legs.

A Very Regal Bird.

Place the Stuffed and Dressed Turkey on a large platter.
When it's Time, invite an Adult Guest of Honor to "carve" the turkey.

Enjoy while waiting for the Main Event!

Happy Very Silly Thanksgiving!

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  • Paige Mull Paige Mull on Nov 20, 2020

    This is the cutest thing ever!! And the sweet girl presenting the turkey is adorable! I wish I would have known about this when my mother was her. She would love it like I do! Thank you for your post. ❤️💜💚

  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Nov 20, 2020

    Hi Paige - thank you - you made my day! So glad you enjoyed this very silly turkey!

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