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Thankful Turkeys

Thankful Turkeys Craft

We love these Thankful Turkeys for a cute and cheap Thanksgiving craft. This craft really allows for you to get creative and try new things. 🦃

What You’ll Need:

Thankful Turkeys Supplies
Supplies needed for Thankful Turkeys.
  • Multi-colored Construction Paper
  • Toilet Paper Rolls (We suggest saving rolls throughout the month. There’s so many crafts you can do with the rolls! A creative and excellent way to be thrifty.)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick or Tape
Thankful Turkeys feathers
April, our Design Manager, was over the glue sticks and used tape to put her feathers together. She cut slits into the top and slid the feathers in, instead of attaching them to the back via a glue stick. We love the creativity. 💖

Directions:

  1. Start by cleaning your roll off. Bits of leftover paper can easily be removed by peeling it off with your fingers.
  2. Decide if you would like to wrap your roll with paper or keep the roll clean.
  3. Next, decorate your main body turkey. Here’s a chance to be creative! If you so choose, add wings, turkey face and legs!
  4. Next, cut out your tail feathers. They can be as big or as small as you choose. If you decide to write what you’re thankful for on the feathers, we suggest larger so you have more room to write. Write your reasons to be thankful before attaching the tail feathers to the main body.
  5. Now, attach the tail feathers together using a glue stick or tape. You have two options to attach your tail feathers. The first option is shown in the image above. Cut a small slit at the top on the roll so you are able to slide the feathers in. The other option is to attach the feathers to the back.
A Thankful Turkey shown with writing on the tail feathers.

You’re ready to show off your Thankful Turkey!

Your Thankful Turkey is done! Check out ours below for inspiration, because everyone needs a dose of creativity before getting started. Are you at an Assisted Living or Memory Care facility? Make a demo beforehand so you can help step by step. 💖


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Toilet Paper Roll Dragon

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon Craft

Ready to make a Toilet Paper Roll Dragon!? We really enjoyed making these, and love how you can be creative and differ the dragons. We hope these fire up your smile and creative juices! 🐲

You will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Possibly tape
Toilet Paper Roll Dragon
Things you’ll need! Get creative with different colors.

Directions:

1. Cut out the scales from the construction paper of the color of your choosing. If you are feeling creative, this would be a good chance for multi-colored scales or different shapes!

2. Attach the scales using the glue stick and circle around the toilet paper roll until covered. Optional: cut a small bit of paper off to cover the rest of the roll.

3. Now it’s time to make your dragon’s face! You can make this really simple or use the below photo as an example. 🐉 Who says Toilet Paper Roll Dragons all have to look the same?

Toilet Paper Roll Dragon
Use different color paper for the eyes and nose. You can always make a 3-D option by folding the paper to prop it up!

It’s time to breathe some fire into our Toilet Paper Roll Dragon! 🔥

4. Grab your tissue paper and fold in half. Cut sections at various widths and lengths for a fun fire effect! If you have multiple colors of tissue paper, then we encourage you to add it in for extra fire power. 😂

5. Roll your fire up as shown in the image below and tape or glue it to the inside of the mouth piece!

🔥 Give your fire-breathing dragon a go! 🔥

We named ours Cindy.

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Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders

It’s DIY Friday! For this week’s craft, we’ll be making quick and easy bird feeders! This activity is quite simple using only a handful of supplies to make – in fact, you should be able to find some of your supplies in the bathroom. 🚽

So start saving your toilet paper rolls (they come in handy for tons of crafts) recycling doesn’t have to be boring. We even have a bin dedicated to collecting our rolls! ♻️

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders

A little peanut butter and birdseed make a delicious treat for our feathered friends. Let’s get crafting some toilet paper roll bird feeders! 🕊

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Peanut Butter (try chunky!)
  • Bird Seed
  • Butter Knife
  • Paper Plate
  • Twine/ribbon
  • Scissors


Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders

To Begin:

  1. First, start by spreading a layer of peanut butter on your toilet paper roll using your knife.
  2. Next, pour the bird seed to fill the paper plate.
  3. Like a rolling pin, roll the peanut butter covered toilet paper roll in the seeds. The seeds will stick to the peanut butter coating it in seeds.
  4. Next cut a piece of twine or ribbon. String through the hole in your toilet paper roll and tie.
Finished Bird Feeders

Hang your bird feeders in a spot visible from the porch or window and enjoy a day filled with birds!


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Toilet Paper Roll Bats

Toilet Paper Roll Bats
Toilet Paper Roll Bats

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Self-Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Black Tule
  • Small Red Bows
  • Hot Glue Gun

To Begin:

  1. Begin by pinching together the ends of the toilet paper roll as shown:

2. Next, using your black paint and paintbrush, paint the toilet paper roll black all over.

3. Peel off the film from the back of the self-adhesive google eyes – attach them to your toilet paper roll. Using your hot glue gun, attach the bow right above the eyes. Cut a piece of black tule to roughly 8 inches in length, pinch in the middle, then hot glue to the back of your toilet paper roll to create wings.

4. Finally, enjoy your upcycled bat! Stash your treats inside!

Toilet Paper Roll Bat
Toilet Paper Roll Bat

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Toilet Paper Tube Koi Fish

Koi Fish

You Will Need:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Construction Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Adhesive Google Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Glue/Mod Podge

To Begin:

  1. Start by folding your construction paper in half, hamburger-style. Repeat about 4 times or until your paper is too hard to fold.
Koi Fish

2. Using a circular object, (we used our mod podge bottle) trace a circle onto the construction paper. It doesn’t have to be perfect! If you don’t have a mod podge bottle at hand, any cylinder with the diameter between an inch to 2 inches should work just fine.

3. Next, cut out the circle you just traced. You should be left with a bunch of circles! These circles will become scales for our koi fish!

Repeat steps 1-3 with other colors of construction paper.

4. Next, we’ll grab our paper tube and begin gluing down the “fish scales.” I started at one end of the tube, overlapping each circle to cover every bit of the tube. After I finished one row, I repeated the process on the row above.

5. When you finish covering most of your tube with circles, trim a 1-inch thick strip of construction paper (color of your choice) and glue it down on the other end of your tube. This will be the koi fish’s face.

Koi Fish

6. Next, we’ll make the fins! Begin with a 2-inch wide strip of tissue paper. Fold and cut in half. You should be left with two equal halves. Fold those each in half. Stack the two halves on top of one another with the fold facing the same direction. With your scissors, trim your fins so that they look like the ones below:

7. For the tail, we’ll take a sheet of tissue paper, pinch from the middle and slide our hand upward to create a tissue bouquet.

8. For the final steps, you’ll slide the tissue paper with the narrow end into the paper tube, then glue down the fins to the side of your koi fish, and finally, we’ll top it off with self-adhesive google eyes!

Koi Fish

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Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas
Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

It’s that time again – DIY Friday! This week we will be making Mini Piñatas for Cinco de Mayo. For this cheap and easy DIY activity, you’re going to want to collect old toilet paper rolls and paper towel tubes! With Cinco de Mayo creeping around the corner, you can start saving now!

You will need

  • Toilet paper rolls or paper towel tubes
  • Wrapped candy of your choice
  • Colorful tissue paper
  • Glue or spray adhesive
  • Hole Punch
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Confetti or paper shreds

To Begin

1. Grab your toilet paper roll. Using your hole punch, punch a hole on one side of your tube and a second directly across from it.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

2. Trim a piece of string or ribbon and thread through the holes you just punched.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

3. With your toilet paper roll, pinch the hole punched end together. Fold down the flaps so that you can’t see inside the tube.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

4. Tie off the string – this is to hang your piñata!

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

5. On the other end of your tube, fill with candy and confetti!

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

6. Pinch off the other end and press down the flaps so that your candy and confetti are sealed inside. If done properly, your piñata guts shouldn’t fall out!

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

Time to decorate your piñata!

7. We decided to use colorful tissue paper from the dollar store to dress up our piñata, but you can use anything you’d like – glitter, paint, rhinestones, etc.

Tissue Paper
Dollar Tree
Tissue Paper
Dollar Tree

8. Using at least 3 different colors, cut your tissue paper into 2 inch x 6 inch rectangles.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

9. Lay your tissue paper horizontally. With your scissors, make slits in your tissue paper about a half inch apart from one another.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

10. When you have 3, 2 inch x 6 inch rectangles with slits, set them aside.

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

11. Apply glue to your paper towel roll – we used a spray adhesive found at the dollar store.

Spray Adhesive Dollar Tree
Spray Adhesive
Dollar Tree

12. Finally, wrap the toilet paper roll with the tissue paper to form a festive layered skirt. Allow time to dry and you have a mini piñata!

Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas
Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas

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