Monday, November 8, 2010

Run, Turkey, Run!

I'm desperate for Thanksgiving decorations. Up until this year I've maxed out at a cornucopia stuffed with fake gourdes. Not that I want my whole house decorated with kids crafts, but this turned out really cute and fun for us to do together. I based it off of what I saw on this blog.

I took paper towel rolls and cut them into 3 inch pieces and we painted them red, orange or brown. Then, we took fall-themed scrapbooking paper and folded them accordian style and stuffed them in for tail feathers.

While the girls were in school, I cut circles for faces, gobblet jiggly turkey neck thingies, feet, beaks, and wings.

(I cut out all those parts free-hand. My artistic ability astounds me sometimes...haha)

And then we glued all the pieces on together! Super cute and festive.....Run, Turkey, Run!!!

After we were finished and I had them lined up on the ledge, I realized I had 8 turkeys; just enough to spell t-h-a-n-k-f-u-l. I feel like cutting out some circles and putting those letters on the tail feathers, but I don't want to take away from the look. Maybe I'll just make a banner.....


  1. How about a letter stuck to the shelf/mantle under each turkey?

  2. Really cute turkeys! My kids & I made some last year from pinecones-they loved it! I bet your kids had a ball too! Would be awesome if you linked this up:

  3. They are adorable!!! And so easy! :)

  4. These turkeys are very fun. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip". I will link up on Friday, thanks for the invite:o)

  5. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!

  6. YOU have got to be THE most fun mom on the block! {Glad my girl isn't ON your block - I think I'd get fired! hee hee} THESE here Turkeys are positively something to CROW about! LOVE your show, darlin' !

  7. Those are cute! So fun!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!


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