Turkey Clothes Pin Color Match

I came across this gem and knew I had to make it for Kate because how cute is it!  I started by painting some clothes pins to be the feathers.

I cut the edge off of a paper plate to be the base of the turkey and spaced the clothes pins around to see how many I would need it.  Looks like 12.

Then I painted them red, orange and yellow.

I used the plate as a stencil to make a circle out of brown construction paper.

And I modeled the rest of the turkey after this one.  I inked up the edges so that you could see them.

Then I gave it a face.

I cut some strips of paper in red, orange and yellow and glued them around the edge to show where the clothes pins should go.

At this point, I realized that I needed to laminate it so it didn’t fall apart, but since I’m not a teacher anymore I don’t have access to a laminating machine.  Mod Podge to the rescue!

I give this one 2 thumbs up.  Kate was a huge fan.  :)

 

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6 Responses to Turkey Clothes Pin Color Match

  1. Mimi says:

    You’re such a turkey, Christina!

  2. Julie says:

    BRILLIANT! We made a clothespin turkey but your color matching is a great idea!! I would like to invite you to add this, and more of your great posts, to my weekly Mom’s library Link-Up.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/co-hosting-moms-library-5-for-me.html

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  3. This is such a great idea! I’ve been looking for easy Thanksgiving ideas for my preschooler & this is perfect. I’m planning to do a post of easy activity ideas on Monday and will definitely include this :) Thanks!

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