Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thelma Lou the Thanksgiving Turkey

How to celebrate Thanksgiving turkeys: Thelma Lou-style

What you will need:
  • Construction Paper
  • Cardboard (thin cardboard works best)
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Markers

 How to make it:
    1. First, cut a turkey shape out of the cardboard, but don't include the feathers.

    2. Cut a strip that is the same length as the base of the turkey, and  the height should be about an inch and a half. This will be the crossbeam that the turkey sits on to help it stand up.

    3. Draw a fun pattern on your turkey body and on the crossbeam strip. I used herring-bone on mine.

    4. Next, cut out a triangle for the beak and triangles for the feet, then glue them on.

    5. Draw on the eyes. You can also add a tuft of feathers on the chest.

    6. Now cut out six feathers (you can actually add more if you want) of different colors using the construction paper. Red, orange, and yellow are the traditional turkey feather colors. Glue them on the back of the turkey body.

    7. Cut a strip about an inch and a half tall up the turkey from the base, then insert the crossbeam.

    8. Add to a table for cute Thanksgiving decor!


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      1. That is so cute! I love the herringbone one the best...