It's hard to let a holiday go by around here without a little craft to accompany it. I'm fairly certain, in fact, that the kids would not allow it.
So, with Thanksgiving coming next week, it's time to make some turkeys!
What you'll need:
cardstock in a variety of colors
markers, feathers, googly eyes, glue (for the feathers)
scissors or craft knife
Simply cut feathers and turkey bodies out of a variety of colorful pieces of cardstock, decorate them as you'd like and then slide the body first onto the stand, followed by the small, medium and large feathers. And you've got a whole rafter (that's what a group of turkeys is called) of turkeys!
They'd be super cute as place cards for the Thanksgiving table too...
Or, simply flip the stand to the side to collapse the bird, tuck it inside an envelope and send off some Thanksgiving good wishes to friends and family...
The kids had so much fun with these, truly! Often they get impatient when it takes me a little while to compile the supplies and prepare them for projects like this, but once we begin it's so hard to get them to stop and clean up! They could have kept going had I had more cardstock cut!
And, if you are feeling particularly adventurous you can switch out the markers for paint and the cardstock for balsa wood!
Same idea, different medium.
I am by no means an artist, but hearing Violet and Henry ooo and ahh over these two turkeys you'd think I was...
I graciously took their compliments and smiles, because those two turkeys are who I really made these turkeys for!
Anyway, maybe it'll give the kids something to do over the weekend, or on Thanksgiving day for that matter!