Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Turkey Day Thankful Countdown

This turkey is a cute craft we made today that I saw here for counting down to Thanksgiving, while every day writing something you are thankful for as a family. You make enough feathers as there days left until Thanksgiving, and every day you tear off a feather and write on it something you're thankful for. Save each feather and then read them all on Thanksgiving Day.
From Make & Takes (tweaked a little):
Supplies:
Brown paper – cardstock or construction paper for the turkey’s body and head. Colored paper – cut into strips, as many as days until Thanksgiving Black crayon or 2 googly eyes (optional) gluestick and glue
Directions:
Draw and cut a large circle out of the brown paper, as big as it can go. Then cut a smaller circle, but with a square neck at the bottom. Bend the square part of the small circle back and glue it to the middle of the big circle, it’s for a 3D head. Now draw eyes on the head or glue on two googly eyes with glue, glue on a beak, and glue on a snood – the red thing hanging over the beak! Cut your colored paper into feather strips and glue them to the back of the turkey body. Write what you’re thankful for when you pluck the feather each day. Now it’s ready for Plucking! Everyday you get to remove a colored feather strip, getting you closer to Thanksgiving. save each feather with written thankful note and read them all together on Thanksgiving Day.

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