Upcycled Turkeys

Good grief!
Talk about a girl being behind on her blogging!
I've got good ideas for days, y'all. Pics of 'em, too. Problem is, they're all on my iPhone waiting for me to be less busy, sit down, and share them with the world.

Slowly but surely. Or as the Italians would say, "Piano piano."

So here's a craft we've been doing a lot of over the last week in varied playgroups. I really do love to recycle. We even have recycling bins at the schoolhouse. When schoolhouse mom Arianna asked if she could throw her empty water in the trash yesterday, I grabbed it from her and led her into my classroom. "I'll just recycle it," I said. "You recycle here?" "Mmmm-hmmm!" I smiled and nodded, then continued, "please don't think these boxes are just monezza! (trash)...I let them fill upon purpose to encourage the kids to recycle more." She laughed and said, "I wondered!"

I'm gonna have to make the recycling labels on the boxes bigger. And bolder.

Anyhoo, this idea came to me a week or two ago. Upcycled turkeys, and a tea holder as a bonus. :)
So simple, cute & greeeeeeen! Let me know if you make them!

You'll need:
toilet paper rolls - I have a stash of these at the schoolhouse

egg carton for turkey head

yellow paper to fold and cut into triangles (beaks)

googly eyes

and red pipe cleaner to make the turkey's red thingy
I looked up what said red thingy is actually called
Some people say "wattle" and others say "snood"
I like wattle. And red thingy.

tiny traced hands that are colored in and glued behind the toilet paper roll

I think they turned out great

Because I <3 doing the green thing at the schoolhouse,
I used the other 1/2 of the egg carton
Painted it (decoupaged it later on) and threw some tea and sugar inside.

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