Thank You Turkey
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 6 and up
Take a roll call this Thanksgiving and let everyone have his or her say! Ask guests to write what they are thankful for on the feathers and then attach them to the back of the turkey to display!
What you'll need:
- 2 sheets brown or tan construction paper
- 1 sheet each of red, yellow, green, and orange construction paper
- ½ sheet black construction paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- 2 large wiggle eyes
- White craft or school glue
- 2 different sized bowls or use our pattern
How to make it:
- Using the pattern or two different sized bowls, cut a small and a large circle from brown paper. Use a glue stick to attach the small circle to the top of the large circle. (See photo.)
- Fold each color of construction paper in half lengthwise. Use the feather pattern to cut two feathers from each piece of folded paper.
- From the scraps, use the patterns to cut a beak from orange paper and a gobbler from red paper. Cut the hat pieces from black paper.
- Use glue stick to attach the beak and then the gobbler to the turkey's face, and then use white glue to attach the wiggle eyes. Use glue stick to attach the hat to the turkey's head. (See photo.)
- Use a marker to write "The ______ Family" across the front of your turkey. (See photo.)
- As guests arrive, hand them a feather and ask them to write for what they are thankful. It's best to have guests keep the wide end of the feather blank so that when you attach it to the back of the turkey you will be able to see what they wrote.
- Use a glue stick to add the feathers and display.
- Keep a few of pens in a jar or can on the table so that more than one guest can complete a feather at the same time.
- Use double sided tape to hang your turkey on the wall or a door.
- Under your family name, write the year of the holiday.