I am still trying to get my life together before the year ends so I can sashay into 2018 with my ish together. While Thanksgiving is about the grub after the grub is time for fun. In years past, we have done post-dinner family crafting and it has been a lot of fun. Some of the kids are getting bigger so they may rather spend their time on their mobile device. I have a fun thankful jive turkey to make with the little’s after dinner.
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Supplies: a box, construction paper or card stock, tape and or glue.
Don’t feel obligated to go for the traditional fall colors when making your jive turkey. Use what you have.
This box was on its way to recycling so I saved it and cut off the bottom portion.
I used brown cardstock and wrapped the box as if it was a Christmas present.
My daughter is five and she is not here for my desire to perfect crafts. With that in mind, I slapped a piece of tape on the bottom. You can use glue if you want a cleaner look
Now that my box is complete, it was time to work on my jive turkey. To make the turkey Google a turkey template and rock with the one you like the most. Cut out the shape on the coordinating color of paper. Glue or tape it together.
Eyes: You can use paper if you have some googly eyes in your crafting stash you can use those as well. I believe in using what I already had, so these eyes are leftover candies for decorating cupcakes. Once your turkey is all together tape or glue it to the inside of your box. My jive turkey it a bit bougie so he has on a bow tie.
I used a scrap piece of paper and cut out a square for my message. I used a fun pair of scissors to make the shape a bit more decorative. Then I added on the hands; you know because turkeys have hands and what not.
Feathers: I cut strips of paper into rectangles, then clipped the corners off to make them feather like. Then write things your kids are thankful for on each feather.
Once you have everything written down fan your feathers out and secure them to the back of the box.
You can stop here or you can continue to write down things you are thankful for and place them in your jive turkey box. Once your box is filled sit down and read some of them out loud.
I will share this Thankful Turkey, the Gratitude Jar and more on my news segment. Tune in and or set your DVR.