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omigosh. an actual thanksgiving craft before thanksgiving.

and it’s all because of my son’s kindergarten teacher…

who sent home this:

a poor naked turkey.
our assignment as a family was to dress it up…
as a family.
(my craft ocd wanted me to overtake it and make it all myself so it would be awesome and i wouldn’t have to compromise to the kids.)
but i acted like a good mother and didn’t.
(and guess what it turned out even awesomer than expected)
and i even asked my son what colors he wanted
and he said rainbow.
{geez. he’s killing me.}
the teacher sent home instructions that said, be creative. you could use macaroni or beads or feathers….
so i got to thinking…and came up with this idea…..
I started ripping out colorful pages in a few family circle magazines…
and each kidĀ picked a color they were in charge of
and they had a square of white cardstock
and their assignment was this: cover all the white with your color…
and they made a mess….
but it involved some glue and scissors so they were content….

each square was so fun and unique…

they really did a great job….

then i took each and cut feather shapes from each color
and a body from the brown..
(and after i got the brown turkey on i thought…oh geez…we should have made a turkey dressed in camoflauge.
that would have been too funny.)
but we had all those colors…so i just glued them around the turkey!

we keep commenting on the how cuteĀ our turkey is! so fun. we might have to make a rainbow picture for our wall in the future!

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.