I wish I knew how to attach printable patterns, for now this picture will have to do. One day we will figure it out! (If you want the pattern, you can blow it up on your computer screen.)
My turkey pattern is very simple, here's how I made it: 1 large cup and a cereal bowl from my kitchen. The circle from the cereal bowl I folded in half and scalloped for the feathers. For the turkey body I used one large cup and an Oreo I happened to be eating at the time. An Oreo makes the perfect sized head for a turkey! Yeah...it's really complex how we make our patterns around here! ;)
I used a small store bought wooden heart for the turkey's nose, my fingers are more valuable than cutting small wood parts for a turkey!
I added a straight edge to the bottom of the pattern to help the turkey stand up straight. I traced the pattern onto pine and cut with my scroll saw and sanded until smooth. Next I drilled holes before I painted the wood edges brown. If you are going to drill holes for crayons, start with a small bit, working your way up to avoid splitting your wood. Last, I Mod Podged the wood with paper scraps and added ribbon.
Pretty simple and a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table.
We'll be back soon, Nicole and I have been working on a few Christmas crafts to share with you!