Every year, my little family makes turkeys out of brightly colored construction paper. And every year it makes me a little weird. As in, sentimental. Or, weepy.
You see, in order to make these cry-worthy turkeys you need to trace your children's hands. These will be the turkey's feathers.
Next, you need to trace your children's feet. The feet will be the turkey's body. (Glue the feet together at the heel, with the toes pointing out.)
Glue the hands and feet pieces together to resemble turkeys. Cut orange beaks and red, "nasty things" (aka waddles) out of construction paper. Glue them on your turkeys. With a marker, add eyes and legs and feet.
Ta-da! All finished and adorable! (And so easy to make, too.) We display ours on our pantry door.
Every year, the paper hands and the paper feet get bigger. And every year, as I trace them, I hate it. My children are getting bigger! Their turkeys are getting bigger! It's a reminder to me that they are growing up, that they won't stay little forever. I guess it makes me a teensy bit sad.
Thank goodness for Thanksgiving dinner this week. I'm sure the gravy and the stuffing will ease my pain!