{Play} Thanksgiving Turkey Mask From Recycled Materials

November 14, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We have the biggest recycling heap.  It’s not exactly something we should be proud of since even though the materials aren’t ending up in the trash, it means we are consuming and wasting a lot.  Here’s how we give some of our waste a second life:  animal masks!  This Thanksgiving turkey mask is so easy to make and you don’t even have to use any new materials.


  • your toddler’s old drawings or paintings
  • a piece of cardboard
  • the flap from an egg carton
  • googly eyes (optional)
  • glue or tape
  • scissors

Step 1

Trace your and your toddler’s handprints onto the old drawings.

Step 2

Cut out the handprints.

Step 3

Glue the handprint cutouts onto the piece of cardboard.  Then attach a strip of the egg carton flap to make a handle for the mask.

Step 4

Draw on eyes or paste on googly eyes.  Then watch out for attack of the turkeys!

Gobble Gobble!

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