Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

Ever since I made some handprint spiders for Halloween, I wanted to make a turkey for Thanksgiving. I also have seen a few blogs using scrunched up tissue paper in their art projects and thought it looked really cool. So I incorporated that technique into our fall project as well!

I originally wanted to use brown construction paper for the turkey and red, yellow, and orange tissue paper for the feathers, but you gotta use what's available to you! There is no brown in the construction paper package and the NEX doesn't carry orange tissue paper. I could have ordered some online, but decided just to work with what was here. I think it turned out super cute. Oh! And of course I had to add a little googly eye! :)

It is hanging out on our fridge now. I plan on doing this every year and just have a parade of little turkeys up somewhere in the house showing how big she's gotten each year.


  1. Great idea to use tissue paper!

  2. I think your colors turned out just fine -- what a handsome turkey! The googly eye added just the right finishing touch. Reminds me of Christopher Walken's Googly Eyes Gardener. Have you seen it before? Too funny :)

  3. Love, love, love this! I also really like your idea about displaying all the turkeys each year to see how big the hand gets. So cute!