Create The Christmas Turkey: Paper Bag Style

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Create the perfect Christmas Turkey.

Create the perfect Christmas Turkey.

So, Christmas is fast approaching and it is your turn to host the festivities. That means cooking the Christmas Turkey and all its trimmings and providing ample entertainment. 

Well, whilst trawling the internet, I came across this great idea so you can combine the two - A paper bag Christmas Turkey. 

I was amazed to see something like this, and as a fan of paper bag crafts and after creating it myself, I had to mention it. 

Here is what you will need to create this impressive beast:

·        3-4 bags of popcorn

·        a large brown grocery bag

·        2 small brown paper bags

·        a hot glue gun

·        scissors

·        white paper for the frills

Here is what you need to do with them:

1. For the frills, simply take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper then cut it in half lengthways. You will then need to fold the paper in half lengthways and make tiny cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half which will create loops.

2. For the turkey drumsticks, use one of your hands to make a fist and put it inside the brown paper bag. With your other hand, press it onto the bag to mold and hit it down into a more rounded shape.

3. Fill the bag two-thirds of the way up with popcorn of your choice. Twist the bottom to keep it tight and ensure popcorn doesn't fly everywhere. Then use the hot glue to glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the twisted part of the paper bag which is at the bottom. After, hot glue the end of the white paper frill too which will keep it in place.

4. For the main bag, you will need to do the same thing as the drumstick in order to make the corners rounded. You will need to fill the bag up to the top with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge underneath. After you have done this, hot glue the edge shut. Use this glue again to attach the legs onto the sides of the "paper bag turkey".

Tip: It is better to use a brown paper bag than any other material, but if you struggle to find a brown paper bag without writing on it, you could always turn the bag inside out to get the same effect.

There we have it – a Christmas Turkey made from paper. If you are deciding against cooking an actual Turkey, then this is a great addition and the popcorn is a great touch for Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas!


Products: For the paper bags, I found plenty of choice at the Paper Bag Company without writing on it (reference to my tip).

posted in: christmas, paper bags, brown paper bags, turkey, popcorn

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