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Bundling Up Babies in Need

Bundling Up Babies in Need

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Dreaming Up Bedtime Stories
26 Feb 2015 19:29

  Meet… Jason D. Batt of Rancho Cordova KIDS: Tristan (13), Keaghan (10), Aisleyn (3)   This month we’d like to introduce you to a local Sacramento dad who has taken his children’s bed­time stories  [ ... ]

Summer Camp for all Ages
26 Feb 2015 19:09

    Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, [ ... ]

Earaches are a Pain
26 Feb 2015 18:51

    By Jamie Lober Clinically speaking   If your child complains of ear pain, has a headache, acts more irritable than normal and has trouble sleeping, he is not alone. “Ear infections are probably  [ ... ]

Babies & Bumps Boutique
26 Feb 2015 18:38


There’s nothing more personal and thoughtful than a unique hand-crafted gift for a new or expecting mom. While many parents have a list of big box items needed to prepare for their little bundle of joy’s arrival—t [ ... ]

Tips for a Great Photo Shoot
26 Feb 2015 17:52

 5 Tips from our Babies and Bumps Photographer:  This event is sponsored by Sutter Health By Michelle McDaid | Memories by Michelle Photography
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Bundling Up Babies in Need
24 Feb 2015 21:01

  By Michelle McDaid Photography by Memories By Michelle | www.MByMPhotos.com As a Social Worker for the newborn unit at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Dawn Olson meets families who are in need on a daily b [ ... ]

Tall Tales
24 Feb 2015 20:46

  Giraffe Encounters at the Sacramento Zoo By Leisa Mayer Photograph by Jill Carmel | www.JillCarmel.com   Fenley loves giraffes and has visited them at the Sacramento Zoo since he was a baby. He dreamed o [ ... ]

Loose Parts
24 Feb 2015 20:26


Turning Bits and Pieces into Learning Tools
By Shannon Smith “To all who value play To all who tinkered as children To all who cherish creativity To all who advocate for preserving childhood” This month we wer [ ... ]

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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