Friday, November 26, 2010

Give Thanks for the Little Things

Today, in between eating all that turkey, I played in my room making some fun little gifts.  I had made some turkeys for each of the children in my kindergarten class and then taught one of my stamp clubs how to make them.  I decided I need to make some for my family, too.

This idea was given to me by my sister but I think there are some sites that have different versions of this same project.  The tail was made by cutting out different colors with a scalloped circle nestie.  They were layered and then trimmed off at the bottom to give a straight, horizontal edge.  The body was cut from a larger scalloped circle.  The beak and waddle were made from the petals on a flower punch. 

To give a rememberance of being thankful, I stamped the tail feathers with a JustRite stamp that says, "Be Thankful for The Little Things."  I also used a border stamp from JustRite to add the feathery look to the the body of the one turkey.  The tail and the body are glued on the ends of a Hershey Nugget, covered with a strip of cardstock. 

My kindergarteners loved theirs.  We used them as decoration on their tables for their Thanksgiving Feast.

This project was entered in the following challenges:
JustRite Friday Challenge 044 -  Make a wedding, holiday, or other celebration project, card, gift, or scrapbook page
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #86 - A Time for Giving
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Holiday


Lynn said...

As a former K teacher, I appreciate this very cute crafting project!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, I love these!! Such a cute idea and would be perfect place markers for Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
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