Canadian Thanksgiving is in just one week so we'll be doing some Thanksgiving-themed crafts and foods this week. I can't wait to have a delicious turkey dinner this weekend. Thanksgiving supper is hands down my favourite meal of the year. Yummy. Anyway, on to the craft. When I saw these paddle turkeys on Silly Eagle Books last year, I just knew we were going to make them. They are just too cute and easy. Making a turkey out of a paddle is just absolutely brilliant. It's the perfect size and I love all the cute colours I found. Vanessa's blog is fantastic with all kinds of awesome craft ideas and book recommendations. Definitely check it out. Here's how we made the turkeys:
What you'll need:
paddles - I bought some at the dollar store and just cut off the ball and string
craft foam - orange and red
1. If you haven't done so already, cut the ball and elastic string off your paddle.
2. Using your scrapbook paper, cut out some feathers for your turkey using a variety of patterns. You could also use feathers or leaves if you don't want to use paper.
3. Glue the paper feathers onto the back of your paddle to create the turkey's feathers.
4. Using your orange foam, cut out 2 feet and a nose. Using your red foam, cut out the gobbly thingy. Glue these on your paddle.
5. Glue on some googly eyes.