Here's a simple Craft I did, but I think it is cute. First I papier mached a balloon and let it dry completely.
Then I cut like one million strips out of brown tissue paper (maybe not quite a million). Then I glued the paper strips on in rows, starting near the back, then just gluing rows in front of each previous row, I just glued the strips flat down on the bottom of the turkey.
For the head I cut the shape out of cardboard, glue the tissue paper on it in a sort of mosaic layer way and then painted the beak and waddle.