27 November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are gearing up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a day of cooking and fun for the family and I hope you are too. And in case you're looking for something simple to keep the kids occupied while all the cooking mayham ensues, here's a little something for you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

You Will Need
Corn husks
Craft glue
pieces of vine, or gourd stems
Tacky glue, such as Magna-TacTwine or string
Place card
Hole punch
1. Using scissors, cut small feather shapes from corn husks. Dip the stems into craft glue, and insert them between the scales of the pinecone, attaching feathers to its base in several rows so that they fan out like a turkey's tail, with the lighter colored feathers in front.
2. Twist, shape, and trim a twig, piece of vine, or gourd stem to form the turkey's head and gobbler; gnarled gourd stems make interesting and distinctive faces. Apply tacky glue to its end, and secure onto the front of the pinecone.
3. Write the name of a guest on a place card. Punch two holes into the upper corners of the card, and thread a piece of twine or string through the holes. Knot the ends, and hang the card around the turkey's neck.

source: Martha Stewart