There are a lot of things I love about my job as Editor of Fun Family Crafts. I've told you how much I love creating round-ups, but what I haven't mentioned is how inspiring it is to see all the crafts that our readers submit. When a submission comes in, I am the one who visits the site to see if the craft is something we want to feature. I'm primarily checking if there is indeed a tutorial (versus just a photo of the finished project with no materials list or instructions) and whether the craft is kid-friendly (99.9% are, but the 0.1% keep the job especially interesting). If it's a go, I edit the text, categorize the post by age range, holiday/occasion, and materials, tag the post with all relevant search terms, and schedule it to run.
I love seeing all the creativity out there and sharing it with our readers! Occasionally, I like a project idea so much that I make my own version. Such was the case with this Angry Birds printable. Here's what I made:
As you can see, I didn't actually use the printable. I loved the idea of making an angry turkey and took it my own direction. An angry turkey seems fitting for Thanksgiving, doesn't it?
Angry Birds Turkey Thanksgiving Craft
- craft glue
- masking tape
Basically, do whatever you want. Angry Birds come in all sorts of shapes, so anything goes. Use your creativity! Read on to see how I made mine.
Cut a teardrop shape from brown cardstock. Add a face. The eyes are two white circles with small black circles inside. Glue one in place, then layer an orange beak over the top. Put a red wattle next to the beak, then place the other eye over it. Add thick black eyebrows.
Cut a pair of wings and a pair of legs from the leftover brown cardstock. Glue the legs in place. I used the rest of the scraps to add dimension between the body and the wings.
Cut turkey feathers from browns, reds, yellows, and oranges. Arrange them to form the turkey's tail, occasionally placing the body on top to check the spacing. Glue the feathers to the background paper. If your design is perfect and you don't want to risk messing it up by lifting each feather to glue it, use masking tape to join the feathers together. Lift the whole thing, add glue, and stick it to the background paper.
Glue the body on top of the feathers. That's all there is to it!
Trevor had a different vision for his turkey. He was adamant that Angry Birds don't have wings or legs, which is true of the game but not true of the movie.
Here's his wingless, legless turkey. It's awfully cute.
What a fun project! Make your own this Thanksgiving!