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.