Friday, October 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Holder

Once Halloween passes, it's all too easy to rush right past Thanksgiving, and zoom towards Christmas. Planning, decorating, shopping... it can take over! Thanksgiving is a holiday rich in tradition, and family. Here is a craft idea I found online today, that I think would make for a fun weekend project. It would be inexpensive, and would make for a fun addition to any Thanksgiving table this November!

Turkey Treat Holder

What You'll Need:
Small Terra Cotta Pots- probably votive candle sized.
Sheets of foam or felt in red, yellow, orange, & brown
Googly eyes

  • Start by cutting 5 "feather" shapes from the red, yellow, & orange colored foam or felt. You'll want an assortment, with 5 total 'feathers'.
  • Cut a heart shape from the red foam or felt, and a small triangle from the orange felt or foam.
  • Next, cut a long oval from the brown foam or felt. This will be your turkey's head.
  • Glue the googly eyes in place on the head, near one end. Glue the orange triangle just below it, with one of the points aiming towards the side.
  • Glue the heart onto the bottom of the pot, so that the two rounded humps stick out like feet.
  • Glue the feathers into place on the back, over lapping them from the center outward in a fan shape.
  • Once the eyes & beak are dry, glue the head onto the front of the pot.
  • When the turkey is completely dry, fill with candy, and set them out.

If you are having a large gathering, these would make for a good craft to keep the younger group busy while the adults make the meals.

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