Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gourd Turkey

Look what happens when your nature tray is full of the wonders of fall... a turkey is born.  This super simple little turkey is getting our home ready for Thanksgiving and a month of being grateful.  The turkey is made from simple fall supplies: a gourd (with a stem for the beak), some feathers (ours are from our molting hens, but any feathers will work), some cloves for the eyes, and some bits of pinecone for the feet.

Since gourds can be tough, you can gently punch some holes in the side before you give it to your child, or better yet, do it together. Anything sharp works well, a nail, the tip of a knife, a skewer, the tip of scissors, etc.  I used the end of a corkscrew.  Make a line of holes around one side of the gourd and two holes for the eyes.  Let your little one stick the feathers and eyes in, then glue on the feet.

Is there any turkey love coming to your home soon?

I shared at Seasons of Joy


  1. This is sooooo cute! I'm always looking for ways to use my feathers and this is perfect. Awesome!


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