Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving for Kids

In case you missed my guest post on A Glimpse Inside here's an idea to make it a fun Thanksgiving for Kids.

So here it is, my fun little turkey friend for the kiddos I have lovingly named...

Terrence the Turkey

He may be a little shy at first, but once you get to know him he is a total Butterball.

Supplies needed:

2" Styrofoam ball
Serrated knife
Brown paint
Foam Brush
5 Crayons
Pointy nosed pen
Brown cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Red Cardstock

1. Slice off the bottom of the ball with a knife so it will sit flat.

2. Paint the ball brown.

3. In the center of the ball, push the pen in to the styrofoam about 1/2 inch to make a holes for the crayons. It has to be in the middle straight to the center or the crayons will tip the ball over.

4. Cut a body shape, beak, and gobble out of the cardstock.

5. Use your knife to make a slit in the styrofoam in front of the crayons to slide the body in.

6. Hot glue the beak on. Cut a tiny slit in the gobble and slide it on to the beak.

Find a nice place for him on the kids table...

or set him free to roam.


vanessa said...

Michelle that is ADORABLE!! Love it.

Sharon said...

Your turkey is so cute, and a great idea for the kids' table. I'm linking over to your tutorial from Crafts 'n Coffee. Thank you! Sharon