I had some free time with the kiddos this past weekend and with the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I thought it was time to get crafty! So Caroline and a non-participating Jack created some adorable Thanksgiving turkey place cards for our table this year.
I’m sure you’ve seen tons of samples of these on Pinterest – I found this adorable one here from this source.
Non-participating Jack was NOT down AT ALL with putting his hand in paint so that was an utter fail right out of the gate. Caroline however was a bit of a better sport and I was able to convince her to do all the hand print feathers.
But even Caroline cried “fowl” when I asked if we could paint with her foot.
So we called an audible and painted the turkey bodies with the side of her hand for more of a “profile” turkey look.
Once the painted hands were dry, we cut them out and glued them to the back of the body with a glue stick. I cut out beaks and feet to attach as well. Then I created a stand for the place cards by cutting strips of card stock about 3″ wide. I folded the paper into quarters and glued two of the sides together to create a triangular stand. Then I glued a stand to the back of each turkey. Caroline wrote out each person’s name in festive Thanksgiving colors and we attached that as well as a goggler (whoops! How did we forget that before!). Done!
Now we’re all ready to be festive! Happy Thanksgiving!