I can't believe that I haven't posted in a month...time is moving way too fast and I'm having a hard time playing catch-up. I could go on and on (and on) about how I'm trying to balance my life and my blog but honestly that would be better suited for a therapy session (lol) so I'll just get down to it.
Let's talk Thanksgiving people!
The sweet little babies that I have the pleasure of teaching three days a week are the inspiration for this craft. It started on a trip to the Dollar Tree where I found some great craft pinecones. Immediately I thought these could be transformed into little turkey's for my kids' class Thanksgiving feast.
They were meant to be mine - 9 pinecones and 9 little friends in the class
I've never made a pinecone turkey before but I figured it couldn't be that hard. I looked around my craft area for things I could use and was able to come up with a pack of foam sheets, some pipe cleaners and wiggly eyes.
While my son watched a couple shows of Thomas the Tank Engine, I cut out circles for the head, oval-ish shapes for the feathers, triangles for the nose and a candycane sort of shape for the gobbler.
Now it was time to put these together. I pulled out my trusty glue gun and began the assembly process which looked like this....
Attached the circle for the head
The foam feathers and pipecleaner feet - what a cutie he is, right!?!
Since these are going to decorate our table I wanted them to be a bit more fun than this. I've been learning to create my own toppers for parties and events and this is my first creation (I'm very proud of how well these turned out).
How cute are these! Not bad for a first try! (smile)
Put together and this is what I have...
Even though this is a poor photo (sorry) this is too cute, if I do say so myself!
The kids won't get the humor of the picture but their parents sure will and what a sweet keepsake for them to add to their own Thanksgiving table.
There are many things that I am thankful for and when my life feels like it's spiraling out of control I take a step back and remember that I'm blessed to be able to do what I love - even if that means doing so only once a month. Little Blue's Room would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Be a blessing to someone this holiday season and remember....