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Tutorial Tuesday – Tissue Paper Hand Turkeys

by on November 19, 2013

This week’s Tuesday tutorial is a fun one for the kids to make for Thanksgiving – Hand turkeys!

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You need:

  • A paper plate
  • Tissue paper (we used red, yellow, white and orange)
  • Craft glue
  • A pencil with a new, flat eraser
  • A Sharpie marker (this one has both a fine- and an ultra-fine tip)
  • Colored pencils (or other coloring instruments)
  • Scissors or other cutting method (see step 1)

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1. Cut the tissue paper into 2″ squares. One sheet of each color is more than enough for one turkey.

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All the tissue for this tutorial was cut with a paper cutter. A craft knife, straight-edge and cutting mat or scissors and a ruler will also work, but may take longer.

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2. Trace your hand on the paper plate. Draw a line across the palm, just above the thumb.

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3. Put the pencil eraser in the center of the tissue paper square. Be sure to use the eraser end – using the wood end will tear the paper.

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Push the ends up.

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Turn the pencil and twist the paper around it.

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4. Dip the end of the paper in glue.

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Attach the rolled-up paper where you drew the line above the thumb. You will work out from this corner and cover the whole top part of the hand tracing with the rolled-up paper squares.

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5. Draw on turkey parts and trace with Sharpie marker.                

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Color the turkey in with colored pencils.

Finished!

Variations:

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Instead of being colored, this turkey is made from craft foam, felt, and a googly eye.

 

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Don’t have any paper plates? Make your turkey on a piece of construction paper.

Also, you don’t have to limit yourself to turkeys. Check out these other designs made with the same technique:

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Thanks to Rebecca for once again being my awesome hand model. Don’t miss a single riveting tutorial! Bookmark our tutorial page and check back on Tuesdays for new ones.

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