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Thanksgiving Turkey Luminarias

Thanksgiving Turkey Luminarias

You don't have to worry about these Thanksgiving turkeys burning - they're lit by safe LED tea lights.


  • Scissors
  • Lunch-size paper bag
  • Tissue paper (white, yellow, red, and orange)
  • Glue stick
  • template
  • Sand or rocks
  • LED tea light


Turkey Luminarias - Step 1

1. Cut a circle from the seamless side of a lunch-size paper bag. Use the cutout circle as a guide to cut a slightly larger circle from white or yellow tissue paper.

2. Cut skinny triangles of red, orange, and yellow tissue paper for the feathers, and cut two wing shapes from red tissue paper. Use a glue stick to affix the feathers and wings onto the tissue paper circle.

3. Cut a turkey body (you can download our template) from the brown paper circle, then glue it to the center of the tissue paper collage.

4. Line the edge of the bag's circular hole with more glue, then lay the collage circle on top. Fill the bag with about an inch of sand or rocks and nestle an LED tea light inside.