Turkey Thanksgiving Craft
Since Thanksgiving is coming up so fast, and the most kids will be home from school the whole week, I thought I would come up with a fairly simply, inexpensive craft to do with them. I just kind of made this up as I went along, so if you have any improvements to be made, please feel free to share. I would have used the beady eyes, had I had any on hand – so that would be one recommendation.
I will walk you through each step.
For the body, I used some of my leftover spiderwebs, from Halloween. I also had some unused dark brown knee highs that I cut down and stuffed. Then I tied a knot at the bottom, which is what I used to prop the feet up on. Hot glue will become your best friend in a project like this. I just used some orange grosgrain, and cut them to represent Turkey feet.
The next step is to create the feathers. Find the center of your cut strip of grosgrain ribbon, and fold the ribbon over, and hold in place with hot glue. Just be sure that both sides are even.
I chose three different colors and angled them each at a slightly different angle, so all can be seen. Each bow is really made the same, just turned slightly for a different effect. Then I hot glued one on top of the either, overlapping just slightly.
Glue the feathers to the back of the Turkey’s body, and use some cut some grosgrain for the beak and wattle. I would prefer using some inexpensive beaded eyes, but I didn’t want to run to the store for them, so I used what I had on hand. And voila! The kids absolutely loved doing this together, and loved the result. It is a soft little turkey and you can shape him how you want, with the stuffing, to make him stand alone.