1. 20 -30 feathers (I used 3″-5″ duck feathers purchased from here)
2. Screwdriver (or pen for poking)
4. Cardboard craft roll (from toilet roll or can be purchased here)
5. Cardboard Turkey Roll template
6. Colored pencils
1. Print the template onto card stock (or redraw yourself) and cut out. Color the turkey. I left my body plain and just colored the bill and waddle, but when my girls make their own, I’m sure they will be coloring all over the place.
2. Poke scattered holes on one end of the roll. Be gentle and provide support on the inside with your fingers to prevent the roll from tearing when you poke. I used a screwdriver for some holes, but found the pen is sufficient as well. The amount of holes you need to poke will depend on if you want a fuller or leaner turkey tail.
3. On the opposite end of the roll, where there are no holes, add a bit of glue around the ring of the roll and attach to the back of the turkey template. Add some tape to secure in place.
4. Insert a feather quill into each hole until all holes are filled. This activity is perfect for little hands to do.
p.s. don’t forget to pick up your copy!
Strips of colored paper
Cut out your strips of paper (add a fancy shape if your heart desires). Let your kids write things they are thankful for. Then, run the strips of paper and the twine through the sewing machine using a zigzag stitch at the top (or you can just tape or glue the twine onto the back of the paper). I hung ours up from the ceiling and it gives it this cool kind of twirling effect.
Do you have anything you are particularly thankful for at this moment? I just ate an In-N-Out burger, so my tummy is very thankful for that.Family Fun Magazine. This is such exciting news for us for and I am so happy to be part of it. Not only did I write a little article about our home/family inside (and our creative messes), but I also photographed the images for the article and they chose one of my pictures for the cover! Seriously, it still feels so surreal and I’m so honored to be part of such a great issue.
We took the girls to the grocery store to pick up our copy and to show them that they were on the cover… they thought it was cool for like 10 seconds and then they moved on to the My Little Pony cards they were seeing down the aisle. Go figure! That’s kids for you. If you wanna pick up a copy, I’ve seen them at grocery stores, Michaels, and Barnes & Nobles. I think my mother-in-law cleaned out all of San Antonio, Texas, so you probably won’t find any there.Ladies Home Journal. Feeling very honored to be among other creative individuals on this page.
I’m very thankful for these opportunities and I’m thankful for all of you who take the time to visit here and take notice. If you made your way over here from those magazines, well, it’s nice to “meet” you and I hope you’ll stay awhile! When I started blogging, I never imagined the opportunities that come because of it. I just wanted to join in for the fun and community. I don’t even think of myself as a “blogger.” I’m just a gal, who likes to make things (for and with her kids), and happens to blog about it. It’s been so great so far and really, all of you are a big part of this journey, and I am very, very thankful! Many, many xoxo to all of you!!!
See her birthday breakfast in bed here.