One of my favorite things about Oopsey Daisy is sharing some of my favorite childhood memories with you. Every Thanksgiving morning, usually while watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, my Mom put us to work. In between making stuffing and pumpkin pie, my sisters and I would set the table for Thanksgiving dinner. We usually created some kind of cheesy name cards to place next to each plate along with these little turkey favors.
This project is one of my fav's because of its simplicity. You can get your kids involved in Thanksgiving dinner with this fun (and easy!) craft! PLUS they are fun to munch on before, during, or after the Thanksgiving feast!
For this project, you will need:
* Pipe cleaners.
* Brown netting.
* Your choice of candies, mints, or nuts.
Start by cutting squares out of the brown netting. I think my squares are roughly 6-7 inches. You will need one square for each turkey.
Now place a handful of treats in the center of the netting.
Gather the treats by pulling the 4 corners together. Twist a brown pipe cleaner all the way around the opening. We don't want any of those goodies spilling out!
This next step is very important. My Mother says, you must fluff the feathers!
Using a half pipe cleaner, roll up the end to create the turkey's head. You can also create feet if you wish. (I love the idea of the turkey's feet, but sometimes it makes the turkeys a bit lopsided.)
Just insert the pipe cleaner pieces into the webbing. And that's it! You have an adorable turkey favor for each guest at your Thanksgiving dinner! While you take turns sharing what you're thankful for, you can munch on this little after-dinner snack!
What do YOU do to involve your kids with Thanksgiving dinner?