Autumn and Fall Crafts - Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving - Tom the Thanksgiving Turkey
Tom is proudly showing off his spectum of fall colored feathers and will be a cute decoration for the Thanksgiving Day table. He is so easy to make, you can get the kids involved with this project. For place cards, just add a name to each turkey for each of your guests.
For this project you will need:
- scrapbook paper from DCWV “The Fall Matstack” - Use one 4.5” x 6.5” sheet (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm) as you see in this picture
- scrap of brown, red and gold-yellow cardstock - 2 black seed beads - scissors
1. Pleat fold your sheet of scrapbook paper on the short side so that your pleats are 1 cm wide. Now fold the paper in half so that you have a half circle form. Glue the 2 ends together so that the circle will hold. 2. Print out the turkey template below (or a turkey template of choice) to a size that is 5.5 cm high. Transfer the pattern onto the brown cardstock and cut out. 3. Glue the turkey body onto the front side of the scrapbook paper. 4. Cut 2 brown cardboard strips to the size of 6.5 cm x 1 cm and glue these strips to each other. Now glue the turkey on these so that it will stand alone. 5. Cut out a small triangle shape and a small teardrop shape. Glue these onto the face of the turkey. Now adhere the two seed beads for the eyes.