More Turkeys (and Thanksgiving Books) and Some Angels

We had one of those long days that involved a migraine for me and no nap for Hazel. UGH!! Plus I tutored and the drive there and back was not worth the time I spent with the student. Oh, well. Since we did not have a nap, we did some crafts finally!!

This morning, I had Hazel paint the cupcake liners for our turkey craft while I burned the wooden gnomes to bring to school with us. Each turkey needs two liners. I got this craft from Thanksgiving Day Crafts by Arlene and Herbert Erlbach. I have to say of the Thanksgiving craft books I found at the library this is the best one. There are several ideas in it that I want to try. So for this craft you need two cupcake liners, a wooden spoon, googly eyes, orange, red and brown construction paper. I had Hazel watercolor the cupcake liners, but the book used some glitter glue. I also did not glue on the index cards to make them stand up or add names to use them as placecards.

At school today we made nature people from pine cones, leaves, flowers, etc. Well mostly the mothers made nature people while the kids played, but a few of the kids were actively involved. Hazel started out actively involved but once the other kids got there and were playing she went to join them. It was after all our outdoor play time as well and she wanted to take advantage of it. I didn't take a picture of our craft, but I did bring it home. The colors clash since I let Hazel choose most of them, but it is cute.

A Thanksgiving book we have been enjoying is Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. It is a cute book about how the turkey on the farm tries to solve his problem of Thanksgiving approaching and being the main course. He tries to disguise himself as each of the other animals, but his costumes are not quite good enough. In the end he comes up with a great solution that works though. It is very cute!! We have been meaning to do a craft around it, but haven't had the time yet.

After school today, I got the mail and had a pleasant surprise. I received my first angel from the angel swap I signed up for. This got me motivated to finish my angels and have Hazel finish hers. So we spent most of the day making angels--for the swap and for us. I will share the swap ones another time since they are not all finished yet. But here are a few of the others that we made for ourselves.

Ribbon, ornament and tulle

Pine cones sprayed with silver glitter paint, jingle bell ornament and tulle

Wooden peg doll, wooden heart, pipe cleaner and paint
Our house is going to be filled with angels this year!

Hope you have a wonderful night!


  1. Ooooh, I love your cupcake liner turkey! I will have to check out that Thanksgiving craft book next year. It looks like fun!

  2. Cute Turkey craft! And the book is a new one to me... I will have to put it on the reading list for next year =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a wonderful thanksgiving & see you next week,
    Beth =-)

  3. Very sweet. I love ideas for children. Because I can do with my girls. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  4. Fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing and inspiring at Shine on Friday!! I can't wait to see what you share next.


I love to hear your comments and ideas. Thank you for reading and contributing!