Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Be a turkey this Thanksgiving: DIY Turkey Beak

Gobble, gobble.  Thanksgiving is a nearly a week away.  I know we have already moved on to the Christmas and holiday season, but I have been thinking of ways to bring fun and tradition to our young family's Thanksgiving.  I have two crafts to share with you this week, one whimsical and one tradition.  The former is this here turkey beak.  I made this on a whim and the little guy and I have been gobbling all over the house.  We even got Daddy to participate, sans photo, of course. I'm halfway inclined to make one for every guest at my Uncle Tom's annual Thanksgiving Feast. 

Making this Turkey Beak was super simple.  Here's the play-by-play.

1. First, I wrapped a 3/8" wooden dowel (I have a ton left over from this project) in a strip of fabric and secured it with hot glue.  You could skip this step or paint your dowel if you'd like.
2. Then, I cut two pieces of yellow felt for the beak and two pieces of maroonish felt for the wattle.  
3. To assemble, I hot glued the dowel to one piece of yellow felt and glued around the perimeter, leaving a space to insert the wattle.  Then, I glued the wattle in place.  
4. Lastly, I used brown and white striped baker's twine and blanket stitched around the edges. 

There you have it.  A quick and simple way to bring some whimsy to your thanksgiving! 

Stay tuned for a our simple Thanksgiving craft tradition tomorrow.

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Ashley Hasty said...

So cute! I wish I had a little one to turn into a turkey. I don't think I would be as cute.

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

aww so cute. your son is adorable

Krystal said...

that is beyond cute :)

The Lenzers said...

Super cute, but at my house...they would not be turkeys. It would become a green gobbler weapon of mass destruction. Anything with a stick is used as a weapon!

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