Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Plump and Perky Turkey

It seems like everyone in Blogland had a turkey craft going on this week. We were no exception!  :)   Don't you love how I make it sound as if there is an actual place called Blog Land. haha  Anyways, before making our paper plate turkey we read some cute turkey books.

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
Turkeys around Squawk Valley have gotten too smart to just jump into pots anymore for Thanksgiving so the townsfolk come up with a plan to lure one in for their Thanksgiving feast. Unfortunately, the turkey turns out to be smarter than the townsfolk. This was a cute story that both me and the kids enjoyed.

Sometimes it's Turkey, Sometimes it's Feathers by Lorna & Lecia Balian 
Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg and raises the turkey with intentions on eating it for Thanksgiving dinner, but things do not go according to plan. Let's just say Mrs. Gumm has a kind heart!  ;)

To make our paper plate turkey I started by using a craft knife to cut a triangle in the paper plate for a beak.

Then we painted the beak yellow, the face brown, and used a variety of colors to paint feathers around the plate.

When our paint was completely dry, we glued on 2 white circles with googly eyes for the eyeballs and a waddle that I cut out of a red foam sheet.

They turned out so cute! I just love seeing the different colors my boys each chose to decorate their turkey with. And of course I made one too!  :)

Happy Crafting!!

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