Make this DIY paper bag Thanksgiving turkey! This is such a fun idea for a kids table centerpiece but the adults love it just as much when you “carve” into the turkey to find a surprise inside!
Who could forget that scene from Christmas Vacation?
When Chevy Chase dramatically carved into that turkey … only to see it deflate before his very eyes.
Young and old broke bread around that table.
But what if your table can’t hold everyone?
We’ve all paid our dues there, cast away from the adults to the dreaded kids table.
So how to make that kids table the place to be?
How to Make a Paper Bag Turkey
Supplies: large brown grocery bag, 2 small brown lunch bags, hot glue gun, scissors, sheet of white paper, popcorn
1. Frill – cut a piece of printer paper in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half.
2. Drumsticks – stick your fist inside lunch bag then use your other hand to mould the bag into a rounded (drumstick like) shape. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn. Twist the bottom of the bag to keep it tight. Hot glue one edge of the white frilly paper to the bottom of the twisted bag then wrap it around and hot glue the other edge of the white paper frill.
3. Large Bag – Repeat the process you did for the drumsticks to mould the large bag into a rounded shape. Fill the bag with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under then hot glue the edge shut. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the turkey.
A paper bag turkey centerpiece will make the kids forget they have been cast off to another room.
Filled with popcorn, it’s one centerpiece that will have the kids carving that poor Tom to shreds.
This is one turkey Chevy Chase would be proud to carve.
Wouldn’t you rather sit here than at the boring adult table?