Turkey Day Craftiness

Amanda‘s crafty blog Impress Your Kids has been featuring the Fall Impressions Theme for a few weeks now, and I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon.

I have a few crafts I’m thinking about doing next week in the run up to Thanksgiving, but when I saw this hands and feet turkey, I just couldn’t resist it.  I realize it is just like every construction paper turkey you’ve ever seen, but I think it was the clever marketing of it that got me.  Not only are the feathers made of actual-size little person hands, but the body is made by tracing two little feet (with shoes on) as well.  As soon as I started picturing an annual tradition of pulling out last year’s turkeys to see how much our hands and feet (and family, for that matter!) have grown since last Thanksgiving, I was totally hooked.  (Follow the link above for directions, but it’s really pretty self-explanatory.)

Pippa was actually not that interested, but Romilly was up for having her sweet little hands traced as many times as I would do it, and she loves her a glue stick, so she was happy.  After the little ones were napping, Pippa decided that finishing her turkey might be okay, and meanwhile I made one of Bea’s hands and feet (note: I traced one hand once while she was pinned in her high chair after lunch and cheated on the rest, and I didn’t trace her foot at all, just her shoe.  Sixteen-month-olds?  Not that into crafts.)

I do think they’re the cutest, don’t you?  Now the question is: where on earth am I going to put them so that I will be able to produce them effortlessly next year for size comparison?

One thought on “Turkey Day Craftiness

  1. Oh my goodness! How adoraable! I love the comparison thing…yeah, where to put them? Maybe with your china? In the cupboard next to the green beans? I know–just keep them up all year! That’s the only way I’d be able to find them again…

    Thanks for linking up to us! 😉

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