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Paper-Bag Turkey

This simple, popcorn-filled paper-bag turkey from One Charming Party crafter Sara Westbrook is a perfect centerpiece for a children's Thanksgiving table. If the popcorn is buttered or cooked in oil, use plastic bags or wax paper to line the paper bags.

Materials

  • Sheet of standard printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Fringe scissors (optional)
  • Two small brown paper lunch bags
  • Popcorn
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Large brown paper shopping bag
  • Plastic bags or wax paper for lining (optional)
  • Parsley (optional)
  • Fruit (optional)
  • Corn-on-the-Cob Favor (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To make the frills, cut a sheet of standard printer paper in half, lengthwise. Fold each half in half, lengthwise. Make small cuts with scissors or fringe scissors on folded edges to create loops.

  2. Step 2

    To make the drumsticks, put your fist in each of the corners of a small paper bag and use your other flat hand to mold and round the edges. Fill bag 2/3 of the way to the top with popcorn. Gather the opening of the bag and twist tightly. Hot-glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the twisted part of the lunch bag; hot-glue the end of the frill to hold in place. Repeat to make a second drumstick.

  3. Step 3

    For the turkey body, round the corners of a large paper shopping bag. Fill the bag with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in, and tuck the bottom edge under, using hot glue to secure the edge closed.Tip: If you can't find a large plain brown bag, carefully turn a printed bag inside out.

  4. Step 4

    Use hot glue to attach drumsticks to sides of turkey body. Place on platter and garnish with parsley, fruit, and corn-on-the-cob favors, if desired.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, November 2010