Have you started your preparations for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities yet? At Swingline we have been trying to use this month to reflect on what we are giving thanks for this holiday season. In the midst of the holiday buzz and craziness, we believe it’s important to point out all of the good things around us. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to catch up on some much needed family time, so we have provided you with a craft that everyone can engage in! Follow our step by step instructions below to create the ‘Give Thanks Turkey’ with us:
Step 1. Cut out your body, feathers, goblet, beak, two feet, and two eyes. We decided to free-hand ours, but here is a template that you can use! Experiment with different colors, shapes, and sizes! You can tell from our picture that our feathers aren’t all the same shape or colors, and we decided to make a few with fun patters to make our turkey more intricate. Get creative and make what speaks to you.
**Note: Be sure to give yourself enough room on each feather to write.
Step 2: Start your gluing! There is really no rhyme or reason behind this. Just play around with your different pieces to see what looks best for your turkey.
Step 3: Fill as many feathers as you want with different things you are thankful for in your life. We wrote on three, but don’t feel limited to follow our design.
Step 4: Once you are happy with the appearance of your ‘Give Thanks Turkey’, laminate it so it can be preserved and displayed for everyone to see! We used the Swingline™ Fusion 3000L 12” Laminator as well as our Swingline™ EZUse Thermal Laminating Pouches.
Step 5: While this step is especially optional, we decided to cut the excess lamination pouch off from around the turkey to create a clean border.
Now that your turkey is complete, show it off for everyone to see! Regardless of where you hang it; whether on your desk, your refrigerator or any other location you see fit, it will be a great reminder of all that you have to be thankful for this holiday season. Share your pictures with us on our Swingline Facebook! We would love to see what you and your family have created.
By: Emily K., Swingline Intern