Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Craft

I just adore this idea and wanted to share it with you. As your guests arrive, they write down what they are thankful for on a feather. This becomes a centerpiece for your table. Hopefully it is not to late to put together for your family to enjoy. Until then, you can find the directions for this at

What you'll need
9 in and 4 in Polystyrene Ball
Dark Brown Yarn
Light Brown Yarn
Felt squares in colors - Orange and Red
Real Feathers
Google Eyes
Wood Skewers
Good Glue
Construction Paper

How to make it: Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball. Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on side. Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick. Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle. Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam. Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body.

Post pictures of your thankful turkey on our fan page.
Or Download this picture and tag your friends on each feather telling them what you are thankful for about them.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tricia, We do something similar. I made a scrapbook for each side of our family. Each year I bring paper leaves, turkeys, etc. for each guest to write on. We can watch how the "thanksgivings" evolve by reviewing the book.
    From your friend, "The Traditionalist"


Thanks for sharing!