Autumn has the best holidays and the best crafts! The kids and I passed an afternoon by making these Thanksgiving turkey suncatchers.
- brown construction paper
- red and orange scraps of construction paper
- tissue paper
- googly eyes
- contact paper
1. Cut your construction paper two inches by five and a half inches. Make five of these.
2. Fold the slips of paper in half and cut an elongated “c” shape on the fold, so that when it opens the paper looks like an oval with the center cut out of it.
3. Make the turkey body as seen in the picture below. Place the turkey body face side down onto a sheet of contact paper which is sticky side up. Then, arrange the five ovals over the body to make the tail feathers.
4. Cut small pieces of various colored tissue paper. The pieces pictured are less than a square inch.
5. Place the tissue paper on the tail feathers so they stick to the contact paper. Cover all the sticky contact paper on the inside of each feather. Special note: It is ok if your child gets the contact paper on the outside of the feathers since the turkey will be cut out once finished. When complete, cover the backside of the turkey with another sheet of contact paper, thus laminating it.
6. Cut the turkey out of the contact paper. Add google eyes to the face. Hang in window.