The Art of Making an Imperfect Turkey 4


It all started in Walmart (shouldn’t that be a tagline for much of our lives?).  My little one saw some feathers and in her nicest voice said, “Mommy, can we make a turkey, PLEASE!” I thought, “Sure, that shouldn’t be a difficult task”.  After seeing the gourds in the produce section, another thought occurred to me:  I could use the gourds as the bodies! 

Here are the ingredients for making turkey:

gourds

feathers

cardboard for feet

glue

eyes

yellow/red paper for beak/gobbler

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So, I realize that using hot glue in a toddler craft is not ideal, but that was the only glue I had that would stick the feathers to the gourd…

We had fun putting it all together.

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Then we were done…

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until…

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“Mommy!  My turkey is broken.”

“Mommy, my turkey’s beak fell off.”

“Mommy, the feathers fell off…again!”

In a matter of a few minutes (time is relative), a few tears (girls), and several deep breaths (mommy), we had the hot glue gun out… again, and again, and again a day later.

As this mommy knows, put on enough hot glue and it will fix nearly anything.

So a few days down the road, we had another “falling out”. But daddy came to the rescue with the staple gun.  So, really the time is 30 minutes, plus 5, plus 5, plus 5….

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Who knows who the real turkey was in this debacle?  But I will tell you–it was worth it to give my girls a little gobbler 🙂

Turkey-post-8Do you have any fun fall crafts?

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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul.I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!
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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!


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