Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let's Focus On Thanksgiving - Our Turkey Place Cards

For our focus on Thanksgiving today we made our turkey place cards.  Of course, I got the original idea from Pinterest, but ours ended up being a lot different than the one on there.  To start with I realized I didn't have any good color ink pads to do the fingerprints.  I could have done it with paint, but my kids get really finicky about their fingers getting dirty, so I just didn't want to chance it.

So we decided to do dot painting :-)  Of course, Aaron was beyond thrilled!!  (and actually did the best job of us all!)  I cut our place cards to size and folded them.  I made three curved lines with a pencil (looked like a rainbow) and gave them q-tips and orange, purple and blue paint.  I told them to make dots on each line - one color per line.  (for some reason Seth was the one having a problem following this direction LOL - oh well, they were still cute).  Then when they were done we squirted some orange glitter glue on them to make the body and since it was glue we were able to put the google eyes and triangle beak right on top of that!  :-)

I then used a fine point marker to make the feet and then a colored sharpie to right everyone's name on them.

I think they turned out really cute, even if they were a bit different than what I had envisioned!

Here are the pics!
 Aaron told me the whole time how much he loved dot painting!

 Alyssa was not cooperating very well and was not letting me help her so I just gave her some pain, q-tip and scrap paper and she had fun just painting :-)
Here they all are drying.

And here is our finished product!

Other Posts on our Focus on Thanksgiving:
The Mantle
Our Fall Trees
The Tablecloth
Our Pilgrim and Indian
Our Thankful Tree
Our Turkey Bread Basket
Our Napkin Rings

My family is due in sometime tomorrow late afternoon/early evening!  We are so excited to show off everything we have done!!

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. I love how determined they look while doing their project :) Found you via the blog awards!