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.
Do not forget to grab your blank cards for this craft:
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!
Now go get your blank cards and get started today!