There are so many fun ways to make a thankful turkey or even a thankful tree. This is the tradition in our home…
We started our turkey when my oldest was 2 years old. I decided to keep the feathers because I loved his little drawings. I wrote his name and the year at the end of each feather. Now four years later, I’m so glad I’ve kept them. We re-read them this year and they giggled and smiled and loved remembering what they had written in past years. We just keep adding new feathers each year.
- Start with a turkey body
- I used a brown 12” by 12” scrapbook paper for the body.
- Add a beak and feet
- Add little eyes with a sharpie
- Cut out a cute, plump turkey tummy from scrapbook paper
- Write “I am Thankful for…”
- Cut out several blank turkey feathers on colored paper
- I traced the feathers we use so you can print them out easily! Just load colored paper into the printer!
- Click the image above to download.
- I am Thankful for…
- Every couple of nights, we each get a feather and write down something we’re thankful for.
- I write the word for our younger kids, then they draw a picture of it.
- Don’t forget to make a little note at the end of the feather of who said it and what year.
- Then up it goes on our turkey. He is sure getting plump!