little turkeys for the table

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on little turkeys for the table

We’ve received our book in the mail, and we love it. “Wooden spool birds” was our very first project.

There’s nothing quite like getting a free book in the mail…somehow it makes doing the projects even more exciting! We hopped in the car and took a trip to JoAnn Fabrics (along with an armload of coupons) to pick up feathers and pipe cleaners. I finished up 3 spools of thread by running the last bits onto bobbins, and we got started on the birds–er, turkeys, in our case.

We twisted a pipe cleaner around a thread spool and formed the ends into feet. Using construction paper, I drew the front/neck/head of the bird and glued it to one end of the spool. We glued a little feather to the head and 3 larger “tail feathers” to the other end of the spool. It took a few minutes to figure out how to bend the feet just right to make it stand, but otherwise this is a super simple project.

It’s also a super satisfying one for the small folk.

With Thanksgiving over and the leftovers long gone, there’s nothing like putting a little turkey pizzaz on the table!

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