Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s right in the middle of the holiday season and I love spending time with my family and some good food. I also love that it is a time when people stop to think about everything in their lives that they appreciate. I try to do that every day but I love seeing others do it.
And I love making cute crafts. W and I have been making turkeys and one of my favorites is this adorable clothespin turkey craft!
Clothespin Turkey Craft
We actually had everything we needed to make these cute clothespin gobblers so I didn’t have to make a trip to the craft store. I love that you can change the colors just by using different feathers, although I went with very traditional fall colors on this little guy. They would be great name tag holds on the dinner table for the big meal!
Or W will tell you that they are just fun to play with around the house too!
What you need:
- 3 feathers per clothespin
- 2 googly eyes per clothespin
- Orange construction paper scrap
- Red construction paper scrap
- Glue (craft glue or hot glue)
What you do:
- Glue the feathers on one side of the clothespin and allow to dry. We used Elmer’s school glue and it worked great. If you use hot glue, make sure little fingers are out of reach!
- Glue googly eyes on other side of clothespin.
- Snip a small triangle of orange construction paper below eyes.
- Cut a small squiggle shape of red construction paper and glue on side of orange beak.
- Let dry and enjoy!
It’s really that simple to make and these little gobblers are just too cute! It’s a great way to use up extra craft supplies you might have lying around too!