I am so excited to share a new family tradition at our home this year... Our gratitude turkey. I have seen many different versions on the web, this is ours! I like our Tom Turkey because you do not need to glue the feathers, so you can use him again next year!
Items Needed: I just used items around the house!
Cake Cardboard circle
Score the cake circle, and fold so it will stand up. Cut a turkey body out of cardboard (I used a cereal box), mine is kind of the shape of a bowling pin.
Cut out a turkey body, beak, waddle, feet, out of felt. Hot glue the felt body to the cardboard body. Hot glue the felt pieces on. Finally, hot glue the cardboard turkey onto the cake circle. Leave a 1/2 inch space around the perimeter of the card board turkey so you can stick the feathers in, and not have to glue them. Then you can use Tom Turkey again next year!
Cut out lots of feathers.
Use a can to help your turkey stay up!
Each day write what you are thankful for on a feather. Stick in tom turkey! I just love to see what my children are thankful for.
Tom Turkey will be so bursting gratitude come Thanksgiving day!