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I love being crafty and coming up with fun projects for our Girl Scout Troop to work on each week. Last weekend, I went to the craft stores to pick up a Thanksgiving or fall themed project. Guess what I found?
NADA! Nothing! Zip! Zilch!
I could purchase anything and everything Christmas themed under the sun, but not even a clearance bin of fall projects existed – and we went to 3 stores!
So I thought about it for a fleeting moment and remembered this really cute turkey I saw at a craft show made out of fake flowers. So I attempted to purchase enough fake flowers for our troop to make the turkeys, and realized that those things are expensive! It would have cost over $70 to get enough fall colored flowers to make the turkeys.
Right when I was about to give up and go with a Christmas craft, my daughter danced down the aisle with the Cricut machines. If that other crafter was able to make turkeys out of fake flowers, surely I could come up with one made out of paper flowers. So I bought myself a new Cricut Cartridge – Flower Shoppe – and some fall colored cardstock, and was on my way.
After looking at all of the petal options, I decided on what I was going to need to make some turkeys.
Creating Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Use the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut out the pieces for your turkey. Each piece should be a different color so they contrast against each other and make your turkey stand out.
Feathers – <Scallop 4>
3 1/2 inches
Body – <Daisy 3>
Beak – <stack3>
1 inch then trimmed to only have 1 point
2 wiggly eyes
Put everything together with a glue stick.
This was the perfect craft for our troop meeting. The girls range in age from 5-8, so not having to cut everything out saved time, and our sanity. They loved building the turkeys, and even though each of the girls started with the same materials, each was unique.