How to Make a Duct Tape Turkey Bag

Introducing the Turkey - another fun duct tape bag from our series!
Materials List

Duct Tape Purse Body - in Turkey body color

Duct Tape (Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown & Black)

X-acto Knife

Work Surface



Downloadable Template - found under the stats tab above

8.5" x 5" Piece of Yellow Duct Tape Fabric

6" x 7" Piece of Duct Tape Fabric (*that matches color of your base purse)

How to
Step 1

First we are going to make the face. Print and cut out your template. Lay the template piece marked "Turkey Face Fabric" on the piece of duct tape fabric that matches the color of your purse body. Trace around it and cut out the shape with your scissors.

Step 2

We will use duct tape stickers to create the turkey's facial features.  Cut out all of the template pieces and use your parchment paper to create stickers.  if you need a refresher on how to make parchment paper stickers, you can find it here. Start by applying the gobbler first.

Step 3

Next attach the beak.

Step 4

Next add your eyes. You can make your turkey look any way you like. Feel free to add embellishments, other stickers, or you can draw with your sharpie pen.

Step 5

Next, attach the face panel to your purse body. Cut a piece of duct tape in the same color as the body (cut in 1/2 using your X-acto knife) and lay one piece half on, half off of the face piece.  Attach it to the back of the purse body.

Step 6

Open up the bag and seal the inside where the flap attaches to the purse body with another strip of tape. Depending on how sturdy you need this to be, you can add more strips to secure further. Attach your sticky back velcro to the inside of the flap, peel the other sticky side and close the flap to attach to the purse body.

Step 7

You can top here and leave your turkey purse with just a face. I wanted to add some tail feathers as well! To do so, print, and cut out the large tail feather template. Place it on the piece of yellow duct tape fabric, trace and cut out.

Step 8

Using parchment paper, your new found skills as a master duct tape sticker maker and your feather templates, make your red and orange stickers. This time, make the stickers double sided. (Tip: Cut inside the line to leave out the black sharpie line)

Step 9

The reason we did double stickers in Step 8 is that we need two matching stickers in each color (red & orange). Use your yellow tail feather as the base, and add orange, then red. Flip the entire tail over and repeat on the back.

Step 10

The final thing to do is create lines on the tail. Take your black duct tape and using your X-acto knife, create thin strips of tape. Place the lines, equi-distant apart from each other and at an angle, creating the feathers.

Step 11

Continue all the way around until you like the way it looks. Using your X-acto knife, carefully snip off any excess.

Step 12

Now we are ready to attach the tail to our body. Take your turkey bag, turn it over, decide where you will want to place it, and using strips of tape that match the color of your body secure it into place.

Step 13

Secure the inside of the flap as well.

Step 14

If you'd like, take a tiny piece of duct tape, loop it to make double-sided tape and place it inside the feather flap to secure in place.

Step 15

You can add extra tape at any of the joints to make it more secure. Trim any excess.

Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Duct Tape
Purses and Bags
Jewelry and wearables
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Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 10 children