Thursday, November 13, 2008

Turkey Crafts

Sophie brought home a turkey project from school. I remember Max doing this same project and in fact, Max found his old turkey hanging on the wall on the way to the basement.

Cut out a turkey shape on white heavy card stock. For the other kids, I just let them use heavy paper plates with a glued on beak. The only rules are: no paper, no crayons, no markers and no pen. Recipe for a big mess really.

Sophie chose black beans, confetti, feathers, popsicle sticks (used - gross, I know), pipe cleaners, pom poms, felt, puffy paint and flax seeds. She also used A LOT of glue. It took two days to dry. I sent it off with her to school this morning wondering just how many flax seeds were going to fall off when her teacher tries to hang it on the wall.

Thanksgiving thoughts:

"Gratitude is a Spirit‑filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the smallest things, which gladden our hearts with their messages of God's love. This grateful awareness heightens our sensitivity to divine direction. When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the Spirit and connected to those around us and the Lord. Gratitude inspires happiness and carries divine influence."

Bonnie D. Parkin, "Gratitude: A Path to Happiness," Ensign, May 2007,


  1. I love Sophie's turkey. I am so impressed, it turned out beautifully!

  2. Sophie, what a beautiful turkey. Do you think your teacher liked it? Love grandma J.

  3. Those are very great jobs!

  4. Found you from Crafty Crow. These turkeys are so fun and a perfect craft for little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are beautiful! I want to make one myself! I found you via The Craft Crow as well. I'll be linking to it as well if you don't mind?