Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gratitude Turkey!

Turkey Daze at Ladybird Ln
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!
Cardboard
Felt
Googly Eyes
Scrapbook Paper
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!
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9 comments:

  1. It will be so much fun to look back years from now on those feathers & see what they were thanful for!

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  2. This is so cute! I love how you made it so the feathers don't have to be glued so it's reusable. We usually do a thankful tree every year and last year my then 3 yr old wanted to be thankful for chicken nuggets every day. It was too funny!

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  3. I love this idea because even my 2 year old can tell me what's she's thankful for! thanks for sharing i'm going to have to make this one!

    Julianne
    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  4. This is a great idea!! Like that you can reuse it year after year! :)

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  5. Hey there Ladies ... I love this post - I will share it with my sister and with my daughters. I love holiday crafts and am always looking for something new! I found you over at Polish the Stars's party and really like your place. Come visit me sometime and since I'm new at all this, I'd love a new follower! Blessings - from Robin @ http://robinlynnsroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-aprons.html

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  6. Love this idea! I've not seen it before, but the concept is great. Who couldn't use a little more focus on thankfulness in their life! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  7. What a cute idea! I found you through Cherished Bliss. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. So cute! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-12.html

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  9. Very cute, want to make one with my little guy. Thanks for sharing :)

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