Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

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Hi everyone! Things have been pretty busy around here, I’m sure for you, too. With our usual activities, which is a decent amount, a husband that works a lot, and holidays coming up- it adds up to a full plate, but full of all good things.

I am one of those nerds who likes to setup my dining room table early for Thanksgiving. I can because we have a separate dining room that we don’t usually eat in, and we have a small crowd for the big meal. Just my parents, plus us. So it’s very doable!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Get a load of this table cloth!!! It’s so great!

I set the table with a hand-me-down tablecloth, set on a hand-me-down table. We use our fine(ish) china on Thanksgiving, and I usually pull out my napkin rings and real napkins. Sure, it’s more work, but it looks nice and makes me happy. I usually want everything to match, but I couldn’t find all my yellow napkins. Then I realized, if I use a variety of napkins, that might look nice. And I’m happy with it.

Then I thought, what about some little craft?? Something Tiny Tallman and I could make.

I had been saving egg cartons to do crafts with (I know. That’s an eye roller if I’ve ever read one.), so I did a quick google image search for ideas, and voila! We made some easy egg carton turkeys. There’s lots of iterations of this online; I just used the supplies I had on hand.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

I can’t stand how cute this is. First, we painted the turkey bodies.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

You don’t have to paint the egg cartons since they’re kind of the right color to begin with, but I thought painting might be fun.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

OF COURSE I would have these on hand.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

My craft bin. In it, you will find a smattering of things! Googly eyes, colored popsicle sticks, ribbon, glue gun/sticks, paints, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera! I am known to buy craft supplies at the dollar tree, if I see something that I think I might use someday.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Tiny Tallman’s avant garde arrangement of sticks/”feathers.”

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

My supervised arrangement of sticks. We just used Elmer’s school glue to assemble these, then I hot glued them onto the back of the turkey bodies.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Googly eyes! I’m actually running low, I need to replenish after this project πŸ™‚

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

I mean, come on.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Profile. lol

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Turkey butt.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! www.theshortesttallman.com

Now each place setting has a sweet little turkey! Β πŸ˜€

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I will be posting my first ever vlog (i.e. video!!!) post on Thanksgiving Day, so you’ve got that little gem to look forward to πŸ˜‰

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