I am so excited to publish this!But first let me back up and tell you a story.
I live in the South and we have two seasons: Alive and Dead.
The only (and I do mean only) thing that I miss about not having tons of seasonal changes are the beautiful fall leaves I often see floating around Facebook and other places as my northern friends brag how beautiful the season is. Well. Poop. So I have been keeping my eyes peeled for some pretty leaves specifically to make a turkey with. I even asked a friend if she would be willing to ship me some from Indiana (she was, but I was still looking!). And the other day I am outside a store and BAM! RED LEAVES. I was so excited I text my Indiana friend and was like LOOK ITS SO PRETTY.
(insert her ‘are you nuts’ eyeroll).
After that I saw a few random red trees and while we are still mostly dead or alive, I pulled over and grabbed some leaves.
There we have it. My sad fall sob story.
Now presumably you don’t have it as hard as I do and can walk to your front yard and create this craft. In fact, if you have the ability, take your kids on a leaf scavenger hunt and really look for different colors, shapes, and sizes! Then once you have that, get to work! Because Thanksgiving is over in a week and your time to get Turkey Crafty is getting super limited.
Fall Leaf Turkey Card (or Craft)
This is so easy I am going to skip the whole get these supplies out. You really just need a turkey body (my turkey body download is in this post if you want a template of it), your beautiful collection of leaves, hot glue and a paper to stick it on. I used a card cause it was too cute not to display and cards are super easy for that.
Before you glue, my tip would be to figure out your leaf pattern. I laid out and tried to match the leaves and direction I wanted before I glued. Then I hot glued in place before I stuck my Turkey on there. VOILA.
I love this so much I am thinking of making them place holders for Thanksgiving. In any case, with every leaf being unique outside, you could do this fall craft over and over and over again!