We had a few rough spots along the way (aka Hunter's possession by evil baby forces.. he hates his car seat). We eventually exorcised him and got back on the road. Kidding!
Yesterday we settled in at my parents' house and then hit the local arcade/bowling alley.
Today we worked on a Thanksgiving craft for our big day --- Thumbprint Turkey Place Cards! Avery and Meagan tapped into their creative spirits and we knocked out 20 cards in no time. Hope you find the time to make these this year.
- Yellow, Orange, Red, and Brown stamp pads
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- White card stock
- Fine tip paint brush
- Yellow paint
1. Fold a piece of card stock in half to create a card (mine was 4"x6" before I folded in half).
2. Press pointer finger or thumb into the yellow stamp pad. Starting about an inch from the bottom, press finger onto card repeatedly to form a half-circle shape. This will be the outer ring of the turkey's tail feathers.
3. Repeat the same process with the orange stamp, following the same half-circle pattern slightly under, but overlapping the yellow finger prints.. Then repeat this process with the red stamp.
4. Use brown to stamp the turkey's body. Just one finger print needed here.
5. Using a black marker, draw feet on the turkey's body, and your guest's name at the top. Then glue on googly eyes and paint a yellow beak (upside down triangle).
To make this easier for the kids, I prepped all the cards with the initial half-circle of yellow finger prints so they had a pattern to follow.