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Thankful Turkey

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By Heidi Kundin

Every year before Thanksgiving, my family and I sit down for an afternoon and create "thankful turkeys" together. The experience brings everyone close together as we talk about all of the things we’re thankful for. We laugh and share stories. Family, friends, and health always make our list, but our sons have also come up with some funny answers, such as cheese, Legos and underwear! This is sure to be a family tradition that you'll want to add to your list.

What You’ll Need for each Turkey:

  • An empty toilet paper tube
  • A small paper plate
  • A small paper cup (Dixie cup)
  • Paint - orange, black and brown
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes (available in craft stores/departments)
  • Assorted colored construction paper
  • Black markers

Directions:

  1. Start by painting the toilet paper tube brown, the outside of the cup black, and the bottom of the plate orange. Allow to dry completely. Glue the toilet paper tube to the plate.  

  2. To create the turkey's Pilgrim hat, cut the bottom 1/2" from the open end of the cup and discard. Cut a circle (2-inch diameter) from black construction paper and glue it to the open end of the cup. Glue the hat to the top of the turkey's head.  

  3. Embellish the turkey's face by adding googly eyes and a construction paper beak and waddle.  

  4. Cut feathers of different colors from construction paper. You’ll need about 8-12 feathers per turkey (depending on the size of the feathers).

  5. Have fun coming up with all of the things that you are thankful for! Print each idea on a feather.

  6. Attach the feathers to the turkey’s body by gluing the base of each feather to the back side of the painted paper plate.

Heidi Kundin lives in Lincoln with her husband and three sons, Sawyer (6), Sutton (5), and Simon (1). You can find her blogging about all things crafty at MomsCraftySpace.com