Oh my gosh… I can not believe how close we are to celebrating Thanksgiving!! I’m not ready for the stampede of family members coming for dinner in a few weeks! LOL!
However, this is the first year that my son is really getting into each holiday and it has been fun coming up with new traditions… and for this holiday, I want to focus more on what are we thankful for instead of the day being all about food and football (our team plays this year on Thanksgiving – Go Pack Go!! ).
So, without further adieu, here is today’s craft – a Thankful Turkey.
- Sarah Jones Designs’ A Bushel and a Peck
- Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Perfect Pumpkin Template Set and Cutting Files
- Googlie eyes
- Black marker
- Hole punch
1. In your photo editing software, clip papers to the top of the pumpkin box. For the feathers, I used one of the felt leaves from the border and clipped paper to the leaf. The other parts of the turkey are shapes drawn in my editing software… one 3 inch circle, one 1.5 inch circle and one 1 inch diamond shape.
2. Assemble the top of the pumpkin, this will be the body of the Turkey.
3. Fold the larger circle in about 1/2 inch… this will help the front of the turkey sit forward.
4. Attach foam adhesive to the back of the smaller circle and attach to the top of the large circle.
Note: I ran out of foam adhesive, so I used foam shapes that my son was using on his craft project. And since you can get HUGE containers of different shapes, it is cheaper than the basic foam adhesive found in the scrapbooking area.
5. Adhere the eyes and beak to the small circle… to make the beak, fold the diamond in half.
7. Have your child write out what they are thankful for on the feathers.
8. I was just going to adhere the feathers to the body, but I decided instead of punch a hole through all the feathers at the bottom.
9. Punch a hole through the body, opposite end from where you attach the head.
10. Attach the feathers to the body with a brad.
My son was so excited about this project that I think I will have to print out more feathers… he has a lot of favorite toys he wants to add to his list. Next he asked if he could wear it as a hat… lol!!
So, I guess this is a duel purpose craft… haha!
I hope you are inspired to craft the season with your kiddos… I would love to see what you make, please leave a link so I can give some love!
Rebecca aka mamabee
Other Articles by Rebecca (MamaBee):
- Pumpkin Sucker Toppers - October 22nd, 2011
- On the Go Coloring Book - September 12th, 2011
- Party Blowers! - August 8th, 2011
- Celebrate the Liberty with Paper Binoculars! - July 1st, 2011
- A Father's Day Gift That Measures Up! - June 3rd, 2011