My little turkeys won’t be little for long so I’m doing what I can to preserve as much of their littleness as possible. Thanksgiving just kind of lends itself to hand prints.
For Iddo’s first Thanksgiving in 2013 I made a table runner out of some muslin cloth and Brett and I did hand print turkeys in the middle and every year we have our kids do a hand print turkey on either side. I kind of thought it would take us longer to fill it up but we probably only have another 4 years before it’s full and I have to make another one. It’s fun to see the prints grow and become more defined (baby hand prints are very smeared despite our best efforts).
I’ve been making pillow covers for the throw pillows on our couch as well and this year I did a hand print fall tree. We have a right pillow and a left pillow and I love them. I finished them yesterday so I’m going to take advantage of the fact that Thanksgiving was real early this year and leave them out for a few more days before we trade them for the winter covers.
And these turkeys didn’t last, but they were fun. I was inspired by the wide-eyed turkey cupcakes I saw online but went with a more “did it with kids” version and our little turkeys made some great little turkeys. And more importantly, they had fun doing it.