Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some "Turkey" Fun...

I really can't believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away!!!! It's time to start preparing my menu for Thanksgiving dinner! Oh, how I just LOVE this time of year!

Yesterday, Corban had the day off of school in honor of Veterans Day! We decided to have some "Turkey" fun in preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday! I LOVE doing little arts and craft projects with my kids---especially holiday projects!

The first thing we made (and probably the boys favorite craft) were these adorable
Oreo turkey's!

They not only looked cute but were YUMMY too!

We also made turkey hand prints. This was definitely my favorite project.

It was quite the mess painting Sophie and Hudson's hands, but their little turkeys ended up looking so precious!!!

I wanted to take a picture of the kids holding their hand print--just so I will ALWAYS remember exactly how little they were when they did these prints!

My sister Al and my sweet Sophie girl!
I'm going to cut each hand print out and laminate them altogether in order to
save them for years to come.

We also made "paper cup turkey's", and a "thankful turkey"--where the boys listed some things they were thankful for on each feather.

Now, we are definitely in the holiday spirit and ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!!!

15 comments:

Jessica said...

What wonderful projects. I am going to try the oreo turkeys with my girls..great idea!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great projects! We're doing the turkey handprints today! The oreo turkeys look really yummy...thanks for that idea!
I can't believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away. Crazy!

Terri said...

So cute & fun!!! We have done the turkey handprints before. I cut them out and used them on my Thanksgiving scrapbook page that year. Hmmm.... it must have been a while ago, because Jacob wasn't born yet!!! Great ideas for getting into the Thanksgiving spirit. Blessings!

Caleb and Erin said...

I always love to see the neat projects that you come up with! Very good ideas, I am so looking forward to the near future when Britton can start doing crafts!

The Borgs said...

You are such a creative mom! I love seeing all of your festive projects! I'm going to have to try the handprints with my 16-month-old. I'm hoping he will be cooperative!

Kelly said...

These are such great projects!! The kids look like they had a ball. This is the kind of stuff I want to do with my kids someday. Thanks for being such a great example!!

Lara said...

Aw, that is cute! My kids would love to make those oreo turkeys and the handprints are a great idea. I have ust found your blog and I'm really enjoying your story and pictures and I can't help but ask this: HOW do you look so pretty in all your photos!? What makeup do you use? :o)

Amy Mikel Waldron said...

My boys have a half day of school tomorrow. The Oreo Turkey's are a GREAT after school project and snack! Thanks for the ideas! We love craft time around here!

You will just LOVE how the ragamuffin wreath turns out! I cant wait to pick up some Christmas fabric! My Mom is so excited about making some as well! I'm halfway done with my garland! Hoping to finish after the boys go to bed tonight!

Be Blessed!

Amy

Annie said...

Just beautiful. I love to make crafts with my girls too.

Thanks for sharing and I think I'm going to do the oreo turkey.

Annice and Daniel said...

Jenny,
I'm glad you found my blog. I assume you saw it through the CAS yahoo discussion group where I posted something about this weekend's event. I'm new to blogging, so if that's not how you found it please let me know. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. I love doing craft projects and loved the t-shirts the boys had on at the Labor Day parade. I realized after reading your Blog that you made them. Using your Blog and the Our Cozy Nest Blog I made some as well. I have a sewing machine, but it doesn't like me very much, so when you said you hand stitched yours, I thought I can do that. I made one for each of the little kids and I think they may wear them on Saturday. Are ya'll going to the picnic? Hope to see ya'll there if so.
Annice

Melanie said...

I love all of the thankful crafts! What sweet & precious memories for your kids! You just need to share with me how you find the time to do it all! Thanks for sharing all the fun ideas!

Ben and Emily said...
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Ben and Emily said...

Just found your blog and I love your creative Thanksgiving crafts!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Aw you are so fun. Those are all such cute crafts!

Jillian said...

Oh I loved your thanksgiving craft ideas...thanks for sharing. You are so inspiring in the ways you manage your precious 4. Certainly an encouragement!