Remember our fall owls? We transformed these into thanksgiving turkeys just by adding a few simple details. (Well, not these ones exactly--we made so many, I just chose two with orange beaks to make into turkeys!)
First, we glued on a red wattle...
We started out using regular glue (which worked fine for the brown feathers), but I found that the colored feathers were a bit too heavy to stand up and stick with the regular glue. So, I resorted to hot glue...which worked, but also resulted in a burned thumb for me. Ouch.
However, if you are more careful than I (and less impatient), I'm sure you can handle it and not burn yourself!
I don't like using the hot glue gun for kids crafts because then it takes away the kid part, but I had Juliet hand me the feathers in the order she wanted them in and I applied the glue and feathers, so she was still involved. Maybe you can get the regular glue to work for you!
Ten Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
This is a book I am looking forward to reading with Lucia next November.
What sort of turkey crafts are you getting into this year?
Remember to add your photos to the Silly Eagle Books flikr group if you end up making these turkeys (or any other of our craft ideas) with your kids! At the end of the month, I'd love to feature your work!
Linking up to: The CSI Project, Get Your Craft On, Show and Tell, Bella Before and After, Trash to Treasure, Making Monday Marvelous, Tot Tuesday,